Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Quote from "Love Wins"

This from early in the book Love Wins by Rob Bell. This expresses my feelings as well.  When I discovered that many years ago, it removed a barrier to my spiritual life.

Often times when I meet atheists and we talk about the god they don’t believe in, we quickly discover that I don’t believe in that god either.

3 comments:

Derek and Catherine said...

Ahh... I've been interested to read this book! I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on it!

Also, you should check out this tongue-in-cheek review of the book by Donald Miller (http://donmilleris.com/2011/04/01/my-review-of-love-wins/)

Catherine

Steve said...

Catherine,

I enjoyed the Donald Miller review. I have Love Wins on my Kindle. It seems some kind of sharing application is in the works so that is a possibility.

Steve

Jason said...

I love that quotation. (Love Wins is on my mental Things I Want to Read list.) Given the gist of the book, I'm assuming the quotation is in the context of Bell not believing in a "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"-type God, right?

I sometimes feel like I have more in common with seekers, agnostics,and atheists when it comes to discussing God's positive characteristics, though, too. Sometimes when I'm in conversation with someone more fundamentally-minded--or at the very least someone confident in God's care for and interaction with the world--I feel like we're speaking different languages. There is a growing number of tenets of traditional Christianity that the most I can say of is "I don't know" or "I hope so." For example, is God a supreme being who interacts with His creation? Is he the deist's vision of God? Is he Moltmann's panentheistic God? Tillich's non-entity Ground of Being? None of those things? I don't know.

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