Thursday, March 30, 2006

Regeneration

4 Lent

I went for Indian food the other night with Brad, Jen, and Patrick. We've all been spending time together every day since the end of term. I don't think we realized how much fun we are, but there you go. We talked a bit about pluralism and sectarianism in Christian political engagement (okay, so maybe we're boring) and talked a bit about how we might offer the particular truth of Christianity in the public square.

I continue to learn that people are weird about religion everywhere, not just in the States.

Jen: I visited the Metropolitan Temple in Belfast with my friend, and she got really upset with me when I wouldn't pray the same prayer as the rest of the congregation. We were all supposed to say that we're "guilty sinners, deserving of hell."

Kyle: I ain't guilty. I'm baptized, bitches.

I am at this moment (well, not right this very moment) working on the outline for my first essay. I hope to chat with my tutor about it this afternoon and get to drafting by the end of the week.

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14 comments:

A said...

Well,
I know I'm a guilty sinner deserving of hell. Sure I am.

Kyle said...

Don't worry, my dear A. Now that you've turned to Holy Mother Church, you should move past that before very long.

Perhaps by the favor of Our Lady your eyes will be opened.

naak said...

I agree with you Kyle. Being a sinner represents your status before God. I am now a son of God, eventhough I remain sinful. God bless

-mike- said...

I love you conceited ramblings kyle... they let me know, if we can fall from grace and however that works, you'll go before me.

Thanks. I appreciate that.

Really, I do.

Ian Brown said...

"Kyle: I ain't guilty. I'm baptized, bitches."

Yeah, seriously. Who does God say we are? We deservED hell.

Jared Cramer said...

one of the reasons i keep coming back to vindicated: insightful theological statements such as "i an't guilty, i'm baptized, bitches."

stay in england long enough and maybe you'll be the next cs lewis.

Kyle said...

Thanks, everybody.

Mike, I'm honored to blaze a trail for you. Just doing my part for the Body of Christ...

Richard+ said...

Interesting point. What'd be your take on the Prayer of Humble Access?

Fan of Fahzer said...

Ich bin nicht schuldbewußt. Ich bin getaufte weibliche Hunde

Kyle said...

You know, I'm not really certain. I do find the whole "we are not worthy" thing to be just a bit problematic for the reasons (more or less) that have been mentioned.

The prayer is quaint. I like it. But I also believe that we have been made worthy, both by baptism and indeed our reception of the mystery at the altar of the Lord.

jess said...

you never cease to amaze me, but dont let that comment feed your ego :)

-mike- said...

Kyle flammt die Weise für den Körper von Christ in ein massives apostasy. ALLE STERBEN IN DEN FLAMMEN!

Kyle said...

Ha!

Thanks, Jess.

Mike, you are a special little boy. See you at the Judgment!

#Debi said...

I'm having a little fun with Babelfish. Fahzer's comment, translated back into English, says,

"I am not debt conscious. I am baptized female dogs." :^)

Mike's translates as:

"Kyle flames the way for the body of Christian in massif apostasy. ALL DYING IN THE FLAMES!"

Thanks for flaming the way, Kyle...