Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tony Abbott's opinions

Tony is entitled to his own opinions (about sex) -here. I think I agree with his "rules", but not his apparent idolising of virginity.
it is the greatest gift that you can give someone, the ultimate gift of giving and don't give it to someone lightly
Of course I maybe taking him out of context - like some other people.
It's also possible for people who weren't virgins to have a God honouring marriage.

I think my thinking and theology relating to this topic may well differ.
Of course, marriage is pointing to the greater reality of Christ and his bride, something much greater. And its our behaviour within marriage that helps point to this greater reality. (There is also the wedding dress if you catch my meaning - See Rev)
Well, back on Earth, I think our main problem with our attitude to sex is our selfishness -the other stuff are the symptoms.
For Christians its also trusting God's design for marriage.

Turning the other cheek

Here is an interesting article on The Age website exploring Jesus and Violence.

I'm not sure if I agree with him using Jesus as a model for non-Christians and non-violence, but I think he gets most things right. Maybe also how the resurrection connects with living as important aspects missing. The resurrection also means that Jesus will return to judge and hold people accountable (and also us for whether we turn the other cheek or not).

It remains clear that those who claim to follow Jesus cannot do so while ignoring his commands, let alone the way he lived. As my friend Jarrod often says, ''killing for Jesus makes about as much sense as shagging for celibacy.''
It seem to imply that true "fundamentalist" Christians are not the sort to be worried about. Its the ones how don't take him seriously enough who are the problem.