This is a clear political statement and has nothing to do with prayer. If indeed it is a 'prayer' it is seemingly to a powerless, uninterested being. Hope not in Jesus is no hope at all.
I read the text of his prayer and didn't find anything particularly blasphemous in it...agree that it was more of a speech than a prayer to a personal God...but most public prayers given on behalf of politicians are. I have a feeling that no matter what he said you would consider it blaphemous because of who he is not necessarily what he says.
Mike,Once again you are wrong. The man is a heretic. Of course for those who don't believe that doctrine matters then there is no such thing as heresy. But when a man prays to the god of our many understandings then clearly he is praying to an idol. That you don't know this is very sad and tells us a lot about the increasingly sad legacy of the emergent church fad.
Mike,I'm not an idiot and I don't need to "chill out". Most of the people who read this blog are not idiots. I will not let you dignify the bishop's blasphemy on this blog.
did I call you an idiot? I don't recall using that kind of language...all I said was that I took Robinson's comment "God of many understandings" differently than you did...and that I don't care for someone telling me what I believe and don't believe because I happen to be open to some postmodern ideas about scripture...is that so offensive? I don't get it...unless you put me and Robinson in the same category...in which case we are back to the "label, demonize it" strategy.
Mike,To address God as "the god of our many understandings" is inappropriate. It is idolatry. If you think that is a legitimate way to address the God of Scripture then I am sorry for you. I really don't care how you "take it." God has told us who he is. You can read about him in the Bible. My blog = last word on this thread.
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