I did not grow up in the RSoF, but since I was a boy I had a dread of being asked to take an oath, salute the flag or recite the Pledge. I was asked to leave an Aikido class in college because I…Continue
I did not grow up in the RSoF, but since I was a boy I had a dread of being asked to take an oath, salute the flag or recite the Pledge. I was asked to leave an Aikido class in college because I could not bow before a picture of the founder of the art. I had only a tangential relationship to organized religion and no connection to those denominations which traditionally rejected these observances, but I read the Bible and it struck home on these matters. In time I came to be unable to sing the…See More
There is a serious reluctance in my family to speak about God, because of the now distant history of arguments between relatives of different denominations. There is a strong disincentive to talk about God in my community (largely gay) because…"
"The first thing that comes to mind concerning the nature of the Christ (and the death and Resurrection of Jesus) is a phrase from the Orthodox Liturgy: translated from time into Eternity. This makes me think of the titles Great High Priest, and…"
"One God, one Light, one Life, one Spirit, one Seed calling us each individually and all of us together into that Holy Oneness which is our Hope and Salvation here, now and always, to the beyond of time. I call it the Inward Christ, that which was…"