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livredor
Someone amazing
Monday, 03 April 2006 at 09:36 am
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Those of you who know Gerv but don't follow his blog might want to read his latest post. It's called Thank God For Cancer. And with a title like that, people who don't know Gerv might want to read it too.

Gerv follows the kind of Christianity that most 21st century liberals, which would be most of my flist, to a greater or lesser degree, despise or even hate. His theology is about everybody going to Hell except him and a handful of people who very precisely share his beliefs (which are not exactly liberal fluffy doctrine, as you might guess). Gerv is also a wonderful person, kind, thoughtful, generous... intelligent too, but lots of my friends are bright; it's in moral qualities that he's exceptional. And he's very sick; he may be completely serene about it, but I'm not!

I'm not saying that post is a fantastic piece of theology; it's really not. But it's a fairly impressive statement of personal faith.

Comments on this are restricted, but not completely disabled. I hope I don't need to mention that I do not expect anyone to insult my friend.


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livredor: likeness
From:livredor
Date:April 7th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
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I think, very tentatively, that's the thing about faith. It's very self-reinforcing; if you have it, no amount of argument or conflicting experience will disturb it. I'm very undecided whether I actually see that as positive value. A religious person needs to have some element of that, I guess, but faith at a level that makes someone ignore reality too much could be a bad thing.
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