Experimental Theology: Wisdom and Sin

As noted above, students aren’t disinterested interlocutors. And very often they are acting in “bad faith,” to use Satre’s term. That is, they are running from their freedom and responsibilities. They are shopping for an endorsement from an authority figure when they need to start taking responsibility for the hard work of moral discernment and the resultant consequences of their behavior.

I would add that if you have to ask if a given action is a sin, it most likely is. I say this because asking that question trying to get a “green light” from an authority figure indicates that the given act would violate your own conscience

I grew up in western PA so I’m no stranger to being in close proximity of people with guns; so I can sympathize with the idea of the right to bear arms. But being in a different time and place (Maryland near DC), I’m not so comfortable with the idea of people having guns all over the place…

The pro-gun people cite the Constitution and Bill of Rights; but these documents are talking about a “well regulated militia” not trigger happy pseudo cops or far right brigands calling themselves a militia. This article I posted in twitter makes good sense to me: Lock and Load: A Christian Response to Gun Ownership.

Found a couple of interesting religion / religious studies sites…..

Also, I’ll mention Pinboard.in which I think is the best bookmarking site on the web…..

Reading update…..

Awesome book! Profoundly moving memoir of a Buddhist soldier coming to terms with the war and his deep aversion to war. Also captures perfectly the bleakness of life in a war zone…