The disagreement over same-sex marriage in Wisconsin is another occasion for people of faith to argue that God would never allow this or that behavior because they know the will of God.
How silly and presumptuous to offer remarks that one can confidently speak for the unfathomable mystery of being, as if God was another person living down the street.
Religious faiths are affirmations of communities trying to provide answers to the difficult questions of our human condition. God or the gods are represented anthropomorphically, because that is the best we can do with our human words.
People who feel they can speak for “God” can learn more about their own faith by comparing religions and exploring the historical influences of their own religion.
For example, Christianity and the vision it provides is the culmination of the merging of its Judaic salvation history, Persian cosmic dualism and classical Greek mythology and Greek philosophy. Such study leads to humility about one’s faith.
-- Sam Romano, Oregon