Posted by: Dan | December 9, 2004

Disclaimer

He said:
Hey man, can you help me, I can't reach it.
Pointed at the camera in the ceiling.
I climbed up, blocked it so they could not see.
Turned to find you out of bed and kneeling.
Before the nurses came, took you away,
I stood there on a chair and watched you pray.

– The Weakerthans

This is a journal.

That means I'm struggling with the things I write about – not claiming to have discovered absolute truth.

Please do not go and base your life or faith solely on anything written here (or on your interpretation of anything written here).

~

Naturally, if you speak to enough people about enough subjects, particularly subjects that are deeply personal or deeply controversial, misunderstandings will inevitably result. So let me clarify a few things:

When I write about remembering suffering at Christmas I'm writing to comfortable middle-class Christians, not those who have suffered. I'm writing to Christians who have made emotional happiness and instant pleasure the be-all-end-all of their Christian existence instead of responding to the call and example of Jesus.

When I write about universalism I'm not claiming that all religions (or lacks thereof) lead to the same God. I'm not surrendering terms that the Bible dictates nor am I adopting a laissez-faire approach.

And I'd like to think that when I write angrily I'm not writing (too) arrogantly.

And that, my friends, is my disclaimer. Read critically.

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