We should maintain that if an interpretation of any word in any religion leads to disharmony and does not positively further the welfare of the many, then such an interpretation is to be regarded as wrong; that is, against the will of God, or as the working of Satan or Mara.

Buddhadasa Bikkhu, a Thai Buddhist Monk

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Church Sign in Portland, Oregon

Maybe you've seen this one already, but just in case you haven't.  Below is a message posted on the sign of the Rose City Park United Methodist Church, Portland, Oregon.  You can read Pastor Tom Tate's take on the stir the sign has created (here).  It has evidently "gone viral."  In our over-heated era of the culture wars, it is worth noting.