Okrzyki, przyjaciel! (chaircrusher) wrote,
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
chaircrusher

Battle Lines Drawn

Though I'm a person of no particular affiliation religiously -- I attend Quaker Meeting, but mostly because it's a good place to be agnostic -- I do believe that religious teaching and faith can be a positive force in the world. I also believe that there is a progressive consensus among many different religions, and that it's time for people who partake in that consensus to storm the moral high ground, and unseat the pretenders. An article by Michelle Goldberg in Salon.com pointed to this sermon recently delivered by Rabbi Eric Yoffie, which is brilliant. He says what needs saying better than I ever could:

http://urj.org/yoffie/biennialsermon05/

UPDATE: For those not interested in his comments relevant mostly to the Jewish congregation, skip to Section V.
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