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Monday, June 11, 2012

Sloppy Thinking

Over the weekend I heard a reference to God as a king.

I thought it a sign of sloppy thinking and pedestrian spirituality. Why would anyone want to encapsulate their understanding of the Holy into a concept such as "king"? Why not "great panjandrum" as well? I really do not get it.

In the Middle Ages, kings were God's anointed, so the story goes. So God is God's anointed? Maybe Jesus is king, and God the father is emperor - that might make sense from a strictly historical point of view.

Hoarders of out-worn, puritanic traditions of right and of wrong...
clean your houses!

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