One day when I was walking my dog Eddie to the mailbox to get our mail. In the mail was our Diocesan Newsletter. On the front was Cardinal DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston! (If some of you don't know, I am Episcopal, and Cardinal DiNardo is Catholic!) Anyway, the reason that Cardinal DiNardo is on the front of the newsletter is that he is the keynote speaker!!! First of all, I wonder what possessed Bishop Wimberley to get Cardinal DiNardo to be the speaker at the Diocesan Convention in Galveston. I am wondering if Wimberley has an ulterior motive to all of this. Our diocese has some conservative parishes, and some liberal parishes... I am still at a loss to what our bishop is up to...
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
I had an interesting discussion with my professor in my Grace and the Human Condition class on Wednesday. It was referring to the Fall Narrative in the Genesis(as the title indicates). God mentions to Adam and Eve that if they eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil they will surely die. My professor thought that when Eve ate of the fruit that she was supposed to die there, right on the spot. Now, what my exegesis of the narrative was this: Once they ate of the fruit, it was a spiritual death, AS WELL as a fleshly one. Adam and Eve could no longer live forever once they have disobeyed God. They had then become mortal, and then their bodies will from that point on decay at a gradual rate(600 years, or so; however long they lived). Granted, this is a Catholic university I attend, and I highly respect this professor(who will remain nameless). This narrative is a point of contention to all; especially scientists in the realm of evolution. Evolution will not be discussed in this post, for that is for another time! Anyway, that was an interesting day, and I love discussions like that.