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    A discussion probably better placed in a different thread

    Who?

    St Augustine?

    I'm a flexible sort of chap but that's a bit steep. Inflexible, fundamentalist, dogmatic to the point of making a lot of the dogma up himself. I enjoy reading his sermons but I can't say he belongs in the same sentence with Bonhoeffer or Merton. I'm not sure what either of them meant by "God" but I'm sure St Augustine would have labelled them heretical. St Augustine was neither a pragmatist nor a mystic.





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    There are many Christians who are far more engaged in this life than in the "afterlife."
    There are many Christians on the "front lines" of this current crisis, trying to ease the suffering, and comfort the worried, working hard to assure that the hungry are fed, and the elderly and sick are cared for.
    Not all of them are represented by the likes Bakker, and Falwell, or Osteen or Robertson and their like.

    May I suggest that you read a bit of Bonhoeffer, Merton, St Augustine.
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    Re: A discussion probably better placed in a different thread

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    Who?

    St Augustine?

    I'm a flexible sort of chap but that's a bit steep. Inflexible, fundamentalist, dogmatic to the point of making a lot of the dogma up himself. I enjoy reading his sermons but I can't say he belongs in the same sentence with Bonhoeffer or Merton. I'm not sure what either of them meant by "God" but I'm sure St Augustine would have labelled them heretical. St Augustine was neither a pragmatist nor a mystic.
    You are probably right.
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    Hmmm, doesn't sound like too much of an intolerable sort, there.
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