Friday, May 08, 2009

Their last vain attempt to resuscitate a dying faith

[Messianic Politics: The Real, The Imaginary, and the Symbolic
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Much to my surprise and delight, I have been exceedingly pleased by the discussion my post “
The Monstrosity of Christ” has generated. For me, Jesus is an incredibly important political thinker who proposes a new vision of communal relations. What has been so great about this discussion, apart from a few bumps here and there, is the manner in which the religious and the atheist have been able to discuss these issues, without the question being one of debunking the other.]

[(The Rev) Hank Galganowicz // May 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm Why the surprise? the same thing happened to Jesus, and we still have whole bureaucracies and people who are ‘avid’ about his uniqueness as ‘the’ son of God, even tho it’s pretty clear he intended no such thing. 10:42 AM]

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Their last vain attempt to resuscitate a dying faith. Most curious is how both "the religious and the atheist" are collaborating. [TNM]

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