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  •  I was raised Lutheran (NOT MO Synod!), married... (8+ / 0-)

    ... Congregational, attended Episcopalian (lower, not High) and have a daughter who is a Unitarian Universalist minister. (UU's attract, if that is not to light a word, hosts of disaffected believers from other religions. Even atheists and agnostics. In fact, UU's welcome them!)

    A few of my best and longest-standing friends are Jews. I think I have learned a lot - casually - about Judaism and although it's not for me, it has important lessons for how to behave and - in my expansive view of where religion should take us - how to act like a Christian, conscious of the community around me and my family and how important each of us is to it and we to the community.

    The idea that a Lutheran pastor is censured for presiding in an ecumenical service respecting a six-year-old Jew and his family? There's a word for that all right. It is not faith, but anathema.
    As my daughter and others have preached, we may not be our brother's keeper, but we are our brother's brother.

    2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

    by TRPChicago on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:54:51 PM PST

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