Saturday, June 14, 2008

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Liberal Professor Robert S. Mc Elvaine has sent an open letter to the Pope urging him to change what the misogynistic folks at Nicaea did in the year 325AD suggesting that the wording of those old male sexists be changed to reflect the political correctness of the day:

"We believe in one God, the Creator, the Almighty,maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen. "We believe in the Redeemer, Jesus Christ, the Human Incarnation of God, eternally begotten of the Creator, God from God, Light from Light true God from true God,begotten, not made, one in Being with the Creator. Through him all things were made. For us people and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Father/Mother, He became fully human. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again, in fulfillment of the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated beside the Creator.He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,and his world will have no end. "We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lady, the giver of life,who proceeds from the Creator and the Redeemer. With the Creator and the Redeemer, She is worshiped and glorified, She has spoken through the prophets. "We believe in many holy ways to worship God. We acknowledge baptism as one means for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen."

Robert S. McElvaine teaches history at Millsaps College. As a member of the PCUSA, I suppose that I shouldn’t complain too loudly about McElvaine given the silliness that was produced at the last PCUSA General Assembly that prompted the creation of this cartoon: (I wonder what the 2008 cartoon will depict; we will know in less than a month)

For the original English translation Nicene Creed, go HERE.

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