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Ruan Kelly

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Re: I Actually Remember Rosa Parks

Jan. 16 at 1:03pm | see this comment in context

 "Forgive, do not forget"

I agree wholeheartedly with what both of you have said.

In regard the need to remember past injustices with humility and with the realisation of what humankind is capable of, As well as the responsibility to make amends.

I would like to add that this responsibility to make amends is sadly a distorted ideal in the contemporay world. Rather, so called "politically correct" langiuage is used that has very little to do with learning from past injustices or making amends. It is a convenient way society and indivduals have of not dealing with reality, specifically historical injustices. So called politically correct language becomes a way of depersonalizing concrete historical wrongs, glossing over them or acting like it is all in some foogy past. I fear this language is becoming a world-wide trend that can olny lead to a contiuation of prejudice, injustice and racism because it distorts and confuses the memory of past injustices and atrocities. Making it more difficult to learn from the past. And we all know what happens to those who fail to learn from past mistakes!

Re: Personhood and the Kingship of Christ

Nov. 29 at 8:55am | see this comment in context

Greetings all,

I'm a student of theology and am currently attempting to put together a thesis in trinitarain theology. I have been interested in the concept of personhood for a good while now. It seems to me that personhood and all that it entails (ancestry, moral stature, majesty, authority, sovreignty, dominion, dignity, uniqueness etc.) is the image and likeness of God. Or to be a person is to be a being in relation both to others and to God. The image and likeness is born by each and every person but its not actualised by each and every person because of the reality of sin  and its manifestation in the world in it various forms ( unequality, injustice, deprivation, violence). The mission of Christ and of the Christian it seems to me is the restoration of the human person as the image and likeness of God through a restoration of a right relationship with God which entails justice (to our diginity and that of others) and althought we believe as Christian that is not to take place till the eschaton its is to be strived for here and now. 

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