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January 05, 2005

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Mitch

[cough] [sputter]

That was me choking on my coffee when I realized what I was reading. I only had to look up, oh, 50 words or so but... Did you just say... could you send me a summary of that?

I think you just said that some people hold mythology up as God's truth. If so, is it safe to say that the form is valued over the substance; the form being the mythology, the language, while the substance is the truth that the form is supposed to reveal. This would amount to... what... idolatry of the form?

I’ve been working on a new post “Mark of the Exclusivist”. I've been using the word "form". To me it refers to those things made by people, such as mythology. I've been using the word substance to refer to those things that come from God.

Jake

Scott, great post. What makes this totalizing mythology all the more sustainable is when 'scholars' respond with picayune arguments like those found in Darrell Bock's strawman...I mean book, "Breaking the DaVinci Code". Nevertheless, perhaps Christian theologians, like yourself, would do well to encase the kernal of your theology within a husk that is palpable for those infatuated with myth (screenplays, novels, etc). It worked for Jesus, who knows, maybe it will work for you;)

mitch

"would do well to encase the kernal of your theology within a husk that is palpable for those infatuated with myth... It worked for Jesus..."

[cough] [choke]

Stop doing that when I have coffee in my gullet!

Robfre

help! heeelllp! is this descriptive of some of the mysteries that is God? Now can I evangelize!

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