Re: [asa] fellowship in this group

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <>
Date: Wed Sep 16 2009 - 16:05:48 EDT

One of the ASA's tenets is "Faith seeking understanding." I find that
Bernie's posts sometimes help me advance along that road. Fellowship,
to me, does not mean we must all be in lockstep.

David's extreme fundamentalism is also a help. As do others here.
Probably he would objectto the description. I describe it as it
appears to me. It does not impede our fellowship in any way.

On 9/16/09, David Clounch <> wrote:
> Bernie,
> David said:
> “I'd like to ask if there is any tenet of Christianity you would defend as
> being true? “
> I’m in the state of mind now that I’m against the beliefs of all ‘revealed
> religions,’ but I think there is some good stuff in there. For example, in
> Christianity, I like the ideas of “the fruit of the spirit” and focus on
> emotional maturity.
> My response to that is the apostle Paul wrote about how if Jesus didn't rise
> from the dead then faith is all in vain. That certainly would apply to
> what you are saying here too. Christianity *is* the messiah. Without Him
> there isn't any truth in Christianity - it's all a bunch of flowers and
> rosey feelings and garbage. A human made religion. So what you are saying
> is what you like about it is the human made religion part. Thats what I
> meant when I referred previously to Churchianity.
> That's watered down Christianity (what CS Lewis calls "Christianity and
> water" - the analog of scotch and water). You've been taken for a ride by
> western secular culture Bernie.
> I'm going to try to make this my very last response to you. Maybe if you
> were to show that you have absorbed some of CS Lewis's works I'd change my
> mind. But I have to cut it off for now.

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