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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Elton John: From God's lips

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Sometimes it seems as though celebrities (and/or preachers, teachers, parents, friends, fill in the blank…) have a direct pipeline to God.

Perhaps they do, but when people talk as if they absolutely know what Jesus (Buddha, Muhammad…) would do (say, advise…) in any given situation, it’s time to be a bit wary.

Are these folks speaking from divine revelation, or are they projecting their own hopes (dreams, agendas…) onto God?

Greg Gilman of The Wrap reports that Elton John recently speculated upon what Jesus would do about gay marriage between priests. 

John was quoted as saying:  If Jesus Christ was alive today [Note to John: He’s not?], I cannot see him, as the Christian person that he was [Note 2: Can Jesus best be described as either a Christian or a person?], and the great person that he was, saying this could not happen.

John then goes on to make the blanket statement that Jesus was “all about love and compassion and forgiveness and trying to bring people together.”  Certainly, Jesus commanded us to “Love one another…”  But “love” has been humanly defined in so many ways that its meaning here on Earth has become quite amorphic.

Mind you, this writer’s reaction to John’s proclamation is not particularly focused on the issue of gay marriage.  It is instead an “allergic response” to what appears to be the pretense of being God’s mouthpiece.


Copyright July 2, 2014 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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