INCLUSION DESTROYS BIBLIOLATRY
We don’t place ourselves “under the authority of the Bible”.
Rather we got stuck in religion when we surrendered to the “authority” of another person’s interpretation of the Bible.
God is not a book. That’s called bibliolatry.
It was the Pharisees who were bibliolaters and placed their interpretations over relationships. The word Pharisee means separatist.
Here is the nuance. One will say, “I love people even if I disagree.” Perfect.
But in religion that can really mean “I really care about you that you are going to hell and I still see you as separate until you agree with me and join my club’s interpretation”.
Caring is a step forward but it still masks separation.
Consider the possibility that all were created equal. Everyone is my brother/sister. My “parish” is the world. There is only one human family, one God and Father of all who is above all, through all and in all. There is no us/them. There is only an illusion of separation which religion fosters.
~ Chuck Crisco