Saturday, May 24, 2008

More Serious than You Think

Shrimp again. In the light (darkness?) of the California Supreme Court's creatio ex nihilo of homosexual marriage, Pastor Zip has posted an interesting quote from a Mars Hill Audio conversation last fall with John Witte, Jr., author of God's Joust, God's Justice: Law and Religion in the Western Tradition. Prof. Witte concludes,
[T]hat’s not to say that there's a preordained result about how these marriage and family debates are going to work out at the State level. But it is to say that, if we're going to have a real, serious discourse about changing 2500-year-old patterns about how marriage and family life come together in the West, we better do that with full ventilation of all of the philosophical, theological, moral, economic, sociological issues at stake.
Let us emphasize that: 2500-year-old patterns! Pretty serious, ya think? Read here how Witte reaches that conclusion.

And while at Pastor Zip's Blog, you can read statements from Roman Catholic and Episcopal bishops in California, and note the apparent silence of the ELCA's local bishops. Shrimp out.

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