Friday, March 28, 2008

The need for creeds
... religious faith in general, prayer addressed to “to whom it may concern”, sentiment about some transcendent dimension otherwise undefined does not have any staying power. It’s OK to have that at ten o’clock on a Sunday morning when you’re out with your friends somewhere, but in the darkest hours of life you gotta believe something specific. And that specification is the task of the creed. Because, much as some people may not like it, to believe one thing is also to disbelieve another.
‘We don’t possess God; it is he who holds us’
I do not deny that there are differences between the Churches, but I say that we must change our way of approaching them.

But I say, if the truth is the truth, we must not be afraid for it.
Two orthodox Orthodox quotations via Per Christum, the second from Eirenikon.

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