Archive for October, 2006

The Fidelity of Blasphemy

Monday, October 2nd, 2006
The September issue of Third Way has an article in it from Alistair McIntosh called ‘Fire in the Bones’. In it, he writes about Jeremiah’s complaint in Jeremiah 15 & 20, that God deceived, seduced and overpowered him into becoming an activist. The word translated as ‘overpower’ apparently has Biblical resonances of rape.    

I have not read further than that yet. For me, this flies in the face of the narrow piety that I experience in the majority of the Christians that I meet.

What honours God more? The unthinking acceptance and worship of what passes for the current pious Christian, or the shouting, wrestling and accusation of an unsatisfied seeker after truth?