An Exercise in Exceptions: “Absolute” Truth, Faith and Justice

Dear Friends of Padre Steve’s World

It has been a long couple of days.My wife is doing well after her surgery and barring any unexpected news from the pathology results we expect that she will be pronounced cancer free either tomorrow or Thursday. Insight of that as well as dealing with work and caring for our Papillon girls, Minnie and Izzy in between I am tired. I do have a couple of new articles in the hopper, but to tired to work on them tonight. So I am re-posting an article from about six months ago.

Have a great night, thank you as always for your kind thoughts, words and prayers,

Peace

Padre Steve+

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“Religion carries two sorts of people in two entirely opposite directions: the mild and gentle people it carries towards mercy and justice; the persecuting people it carries into fiendish sadistic cruelty…” Alfred North Whitehead 

Those who follow my writings know how much I struggle with faith and doubt on a daily basis. I believe, but as the man told Jesus when he asked Jesus to heal his child “I believe, help my unbelief.” I no longer believe in the “absolute truths”that I once believed. Of course to some this makes me a heretic or worse. That being said, I have faith in a God I cannot see. I have faith in a God who clothes himself in human weakness and allows himself to be killed as a state criminal.

That being said I see many of my fellow Christians, not to mention those of other faiths who attempt to…

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