A quick consideration of an existential debate regarding what we believe and why . . .
In this latest post a local blogger writes AN EXCEPTIONALLY THOUGHTFUL blog post on the topic of faith leader downfalls.
Of course there's a political context but here's a passage that really stands out and in terms of popular conceptions . . .
"Well, there certainly can be a significant difference between the life of faith that Jesus modeled and taught and what the institutional church sometimes has taught and even become. But any time now that you hear the term "organized religion," you can pretty well bet that the next words will be dismissive of faith. In some ways, it's like comparing real Major League Baseball to what the Kansas City Royals played between their 1985 World Series win and their 2015 win."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Across its long history, religion has produced both beauty and scandal, enlightenment and ignorance, encouragement and dismay. That's no doubt because human beings have had a lot to do with how things go in religion. And human beings are, well,...
And for something that's a bit less preachy . . .
You decide . . .