Kathryn, David - thanks for your comments.
Brigid - this is exactly what we need, new understanding, new interpretations, new meanings - alas, this is only possible when you live in the free western society.
Try to reinterpret the religious text in this part of the world, and all the institutions and their heads join hands to persecute you.
But, we do not give up... we continue our struggle here, in Indonesia - alas, this used to be much freer than any western country. We had our version of human rights earlier than the UN. We acknowledged the rights oif the indigenous, before the USA did. In just 4-50 years today we are steps behind.... Please pray for us...
Love n blessings always
I enjoyed reading your post. I think that the problem you speak of is very real. Also I believe it is compounded by a view that divinely inspired text are seen as the infallible word of god, and therefore not subject to error.
It seems as long as this inflexibility exists that open and meaningful dialogue about which passages need to be discussed in the way you mentioned will not happen. At least within certain groups. What are your thought on how to approach discussion with this type of fundamentalism?
Re your photos
In December I put about 1,100 photos at the PWR flickr account flickr.com/parliamentofreligions
If you don't find the ones of yourself and group, please let me know.
109 videos were sent to an editor and only a few have been uploaded so far. More to come.
Love, peace, joy
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