Post by Dorothy J Heydt Post by Lynn McGuire
Pearls Before Swine: The Good Book
That is not the Good Book !
Reminds me of an instructive incident when I was in the Army.
I was helping with Vacation Bible School. Well, gotta do /something/
to keep the kids out of trouble in the Summer.
This was a general program, meaning it was dominated locally by people
from denominations that "did not believe in creeds" and never recited
them. I found this out when a teacher's guide noted that the book for
that year was Lutheran and so referred to "the Creed", a concept it
believed would be unknown to most teachers and students.
Fair enough; you don't have to /recite/ them, you just have to /agree/
with them to be orthodox Christians.
Imagine my surprise when each morning began with three "pledges of
allegiance": one to God, one to the Bible, and one to the Church.
That's what "no creeds" meant to these specific people: we make up our
own creeds. And equate God, Bible, and Church. Whoo, boy!
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."