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A note on our religious affiliations.
From time to time people have inquired about our religious affiliations.
Tom Peters says this:
My background is that of an evangelical Anglican (Episcopalian). During my college years I was active in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and served on the executive committee of the IVCF Graduate chapter at the University of Illinois. My undergraduate major was religious studies. In recent years I have abandoned the title of "evangelical" in that I find myself in increasing disagreement with both the culture and politics of the movement. I remain a committed Anglican, I consider myself "born-again," and my theology remains for the most part evangelical, but I now devote my spare time to opposing the religious right in all it's manifestations, within the Church and without.
Jim Allison describes himself:
as a Deist, but suspects that the term Unitarian might be a more appropriate term in that Deists don't exist as an organized group anymore.
Susan Batte (who, as a child, sat with her family in the church balcony next to Pat Robertson and his family!) says this:
After reading some of the introduction of Cornerstones of Religious Freedom in America by Joseph L. Blau, I have discovered my "religious affiliation." I am what Blau defines as a "liberal religionist." A liberal religionist is someone who does not subscribe to the philosophies of organized religions, nor follows blindly their constructed moral codes superimposed on the word of god. I am anticlerical, in that I do not put much stock in the actions of the so-called religious leaders of the various sects. Though they may have read the bible longer than most of us and studied the historical context more intensely, they have turned this knowledge into a vested interest. One can still seek out a mentor, someone for whom life's mysteries have been revealed. In my estimation, however, the student repays his teacher not in coinage, but by becoming a mentor himself and carrying with him a tradition of knowledge that can't adequately be conveyed on paper.
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