Re: virus: Hardly ever....

David McFadzean (
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 17:38:34 -0700

At 07:08 PM 11/25/97 -0500, Wade T.Smith wrote:

>Or- what religion will take its god _out_ of reality?

I've been meaning to bring up this up: The leader of the
United Church (Canada's largest protestant denomination,
and the one I was raised in) became the center of a scandal
a few weeks ago when he publicly questioned the divinity
of Jesus.

Phipps ignited a firestorm last month when he
said: "I don't believe Jesus was God;" questioned
Christ's resurrection from the dead; the existence
of heaven and hell, and the Bible's historical reliability.

The comments caused an uproar in some quarters. Rev. Alan
Schooley, minister at Calgary's Southwood United Church,
accused Phipps of heresy and called for the moderator to
repent or resign.

I wouldn't be surprised if most United Church goers would
agree with Phipps in saying that the bible is a useful metaphor
for how to live this life. Of course the General Council can't
accept that and they're forcing Phipps to toe the party line
and accept the standard doctrine.


>Only the Church of Virus!

Towards de-divination! (I've been reading Rorty :-)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus