Spirithome.com has been tidying up lately — a lot of pain-in-the-butt little tweaks that add up to a lot. For instance, further refinement in the subject index means you can either scroll through the index to see what interests you, or look for a particular topic alphabetically and see what’s there. It can be really fun to use! If it needs further refinements, please pass the idea along to me (in comments to this blog entry).
I hear that in an upcoming leg, the Amazing Race folks couldn’t do what they had arranged to do, so they had to make a new stop ‘on the fly’. Also, that on an upcoming leg, someone(s) got really far behind the leader – a half-day or more, which is a logistical nightmare. I wonder how they’ll edit around those troubles.
Still pondering the apparent clash between the freedom to claim one’s own spiritual identity and being spiritually honest with the rest of us. During this ‘Jesus tomb’ stuff, I read someone well up in the Methodist ranks saying that he doesn’t believe in Christ’s actual resurrection. Yet this person still acts in the name of an organization whose core belief is rooted firmly in precisely that resurrection, as a living reality not just a symbol. If what he said really is his settled conviction (and not just an expression of doubt or wondering), I think he ought to leave the Methodist church and admit what he really is, a Unitarian Universalist, Religious Scientist, or some other such group. Because the stated belief puts the lie to his stated identity. I can deal with people more honestly when they are being what they really are. I can respect that even when I disagree with them. But there’s no respecting a lie.
Later, ‘gator. (Oops… shouldn’t say that during the NCAAs….)