So, Bishop Gene Robinson, of gay Episcopal fame, is now doing a column for The Daily Beast. In his inaugural column, he manages to deliver every postmodern sentiment in his vast repertoire, including:
This column will also go far beyond Christianity. God is infinite, and it comes as no surprise to me that there have developed, over time, many credible and faithful approaches to understanding God. In the end, no religion holds a lock on the reality of God. Each religion grasps only a part of the infinite God and offers insight into God’s reality, and we would do well to exercise a good measure of humility in claiming we know God’s will. Better to begin each pronouncement we make about God with “In my experience…” or “From my perspective…” or simply “For me….” At the end of the day, no matter how much we believe we know God’s will, we must acknowledge that each of us is only doing the best she/he can.
Yep, “in my experience” the fullness of God dwelt bodily in Jesus Christ, but that’s just me talking. Jesus Christ is Lord of
the universe my inner self.
Christians are being persecuted and killed at unprecedented rates around the world, all of which is totally unnecessary if they would simply explain to their persecutors that Jesus is just a subjective fancy, personally meaningful but nothing to get all upset about!
Image: St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”