I assume you mean "myth" not in the technical sense, but the plain sense (an untrue story). Am I right? On the truth of the Gospels, I offer this Sunday's as exhibit A. Would the evangelists have included something so embarrassing as Jesus' baptism if they we not scrupulously honest?
About feminine and masculine images of God and the adequacy of each one, we would need a whole other article. What does bother me is that the feminine ones tend toward pantheism. A "feel-good god" who asks nothing of us (beyond a vague benevolence--"be kind to each other and all creatures"). As C.S. Lewis said, "warm religious feelings with no moral responsibility." What do you think?
Fr. Phil Bloom
Chas Walker letter.
Your comments or questions are welcome.
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