Friday, October 3, 2003
Betook her own theology.
What happens when you fill your quiver with verses from the Old and New Testaments and head off to do battle with the modernist-New Age cabal at the Unitarian Universalist "church"? Quoth the brave reporter:
I betook myself to see the end of the road of the Christian church's trolling for love . . . The preacher was a young lesbian, the sermon an enthusiastic report on the feminist "Omega conference" she'd attended. Its highlights seemed to be the invoking of the Nigerian goddess Oya and a wave across the room from Jane Fonda. Buddha and Alice Walker were given an appreciative nod, but the name "Jesus" (I was paying attention) was absent.
The writer, astride her high horse, shoots sharp little arrows of scripture and "methinks" herself into a fine frenzy. The other World magazine puts the fun back in fundamentalism! ("'Build Your Own Theology': A look at what happens when a church drifts away from God's love," Andree Seu, World 10.11.03)
Update 10.14.05: It only took two years for the famously "self-correcting blogosphere" to correct itself, but I stand corrected: Andree Seu is in fact a woman. This post had erroneously used male pronouns for her, but I've now corrected the mistake.
Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 3 October 2003 at 6:32 PM