Wednesday, February 9, 2005
Patriots theology watch.
The Super Bowl was fun to watch — Mrs Philocrites and I saw the game with two other couples we love to hang out with who also work in the "religion industry" — but I thought the football season would pass without needing so much as a comment from me. Massachusetts UU religious educator and blogger Happy Cindy tempts me out of my contented silence, however, with a boy-friendly Super Bowl revision of the UUA's Principles and Sources she says went over well among her young sports fans. The best one:
The living tradition we share draws from many sources, including . . .
The words and deeds of coaches which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil. While we would hesitate to name the Philadelphia Eagles "evil" per se, we would probably be comfortable claiming that they embody the structure of evil ... Well maybe not, but still, the confronting powers part, and listening to coaches, that part for sure...
Reminds me of the Quaker school fight song: "Fight, fight, Inner Light, / Kill, Quakers, kill! / Knock 'em down, beat 'em senseless, / Do it till we reach consensus!" (Is that apocryphal? Inquiring minds want to know.)
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 9 February 2005 at 5:06 PM