Re: July 12 letter from Daniel Zamos “Same-sex marriage debate shows need for redefined Christianity”
In regards to the letter (7/12/15) on redefining Christianity in the wake of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues, I am a spiritual leader in Myrtle Beach who will step up to that challenge.
I have come to understand Christianity as a spirituality and not a religion. Martin Luther's reformation at its best meant that everyone has a direct relationship to the Divine. Unfortunately, Luther's protest became another expression of Christianity as an institutional hierarchy, dogmatic beliefs, rigid worship, and Bible-beating moral pronouncements.
Jesus came to humanity proclaiming the kingdom of God within us and among us as a glorious love and truth. He came to show us and teach us how fulfilling this liberating cosmic kingdom can be, in this world and in the world to come.
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In this expansive kingdom, Jesus reached out with love and justice to all who were marginalized and outcast in his time on earth. So it should be in ours.
He even died and rose again to show the eternal victory of this cosmic kingdom.
The writer is minister of All Souls Waccamaw Unitarian Universalist Church of Myrtle Beach. This letter represents his views; church members each have their own opinion.