The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93597   Message #1807354
Posted By: Slag
11-Aug-06 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: What makes a good hymn?
Subject: RE: What makes a good hymn?
Hey Paul, to some people an open mind is like a vacuum cleaner: it sucks up everything. When you find the "Truth" you cling to that and ignore the rest. Such is the way of mathmatics as well as religion. In religion it is a matter of faith. And I know that religion, like politics, can be very divisive. I'm not preaching here. I'm saying when it comes to matters that tend to be divisive one must be true to himself/herself, true to their revelation(s), their God but to do so without rancor or malice to those who hold a different conviction, point of view or faith. That all comes under the amazing concept of freedom of religion, freedom of conscience. No one is trying to force you to believe a certain way, not in this country anyway. Differing faiths can present their doctrine, credo, etc. and you can take it or leave it. You can think they are stupid, misguided, deluded or spot-on. That's your inalienable right which is guarded and protect by this nation and it's constitution. Closed minded? OK, you can say that about me. I've found something, Someone in whom I believe and that is where I'll take my stand and put my loyalty.

Make a joyful noise?
Psalms 66:1, 81:1, 95:1, 98:6