God is not Christian, and other provocations

Posted: December 18, 2012 in believing
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desmond-tutu-GOD-is-not-a-christianDesmond Tutu writes:  We should in humility and joyfulness acknowledge that the supernatural and divine reality we all worship in some form or other transcends all our particular categories of thought and imagining, and that because the divine — however named, however apprehended or conceived — is infinite and we are forever finite, we shall never comprehend the divine completely.

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  1. Torger Helgeland says:

    how does Tutu live with the Bible, Paul etc and the exclusive claims of and about Christ? Why does he portray himself ans Chistian? Why not Buddhist or humanist, which would make more sense? I don’t get it. Torg

  2. You dance with the one you brung. You and I are Christian because it’s a deep part of our culture. It makes sense to us at all kinds of levels. But that doesn’t exclude other attempts to grapple with ultimate reality in other religious expressions. Besides, the notion that we have all of ultimate reality wrapped up in our church or in our doctrine smacks seriously of isolatry.

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