Christianity or Biblicanity?

I found an interesting article on the net some time ago. The article - Christianity or Biblianity, published on the Gay Christian Fellowship by the pseudonymous Jakeywolf - makes an important point, that I, too, have tried to put forward. An excerpt: 
It is important for us, as Christians, to identify these divisions in the church [pride, gluttony, laziness, inhospitality, idolatry, and sexual immorality], not to condemn those who do such, but to realize the dangers of turning the Bible into an idol, because it is in the name of God that fellow christians perform these detestable actions against their human brethren.
We realize that those who become "biblicans", instead of Christians, will inevitably abandon the sound doctrine of love for God and one's neighbor, as demonstrated by Christ, and they will try to argue and justify their hate and unfriendliness using the very Word of God that they claim to follow.
[...] by realizing that scripture is, in fact, not a god, but a tool in which God uses to communicate to man, we free ourselves to the ruling hand of grace set up for us through Jesus Christ so that we can, too, share the same love with others and, most important, God Himself.
Do not become one who departs from the faith seeking permission or teaching to condemn and abuse others, but remain enduring as one who is an advocate for peace and love. Be an advocate for a peace and love that distinguishes itself apart from others by recognizing both friend and foe within it, regardless of circumstances.
Be a Christian, not a Biblican.

Amen to that! 

Holy Wedlock or marriage?

If you want to protect Holy Wedlock, by all means padlock the church door whenever guys who love Judy Garland come-a-knocking. But if you want to protect marriage, push for a constitutional amendment to ban divorce.
From Telling Secrets. Thank you!

"We must care enough to confront"

If we want to go deeper, however, desiring that as God’s people we will grow together toward maturity, we must care enough to confront.
- Isabelo Magalit
Filipina theologian
as quoted on God's Politics

The solution to the oil crisis

Timo Soini, leader of the victorious True Finns party, has solved Finland's fuel problems. He's imported 50 million tonnes of sand from the Arabs and we're going to start drilling for our own oil.
Thanks to MadPriest, slightly modified!


Christianity ... is always in need of re-simplifying, going back to its origins, ridding itself of the excessive superstructure it has acquired through history.
- José Comblin
Catholic theologian in Brazil
as quoted on God's Politics

Lao Tzu on love

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu
as quoted on

Automatic confession

The Catholic Church has taken in some technical advances in this video clip.

Thanks to Charlotte Therese!

Living a good and faithful life

That is why I must try to live a good and faithful life to my last breath; so that those who come after me do not have to start all over again.
- Etty Hillesum
as quoted on God's Politics

Smile at a stranger!

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.