Date: Thu, 4 Aug 94 12:17 CDT Subject: Promise Keepers Michael, I'm not so sure that Jesus
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 94 12:17 CDT
From: Dick Williams
Subject: Promise Keepers
Michael, I'm not so sure that Jesus ever taught that men (or anyone else)
should take "leadership" (Fuhrerheit) and dedicate their lives to leading
everyone else around. "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts
absolutely." I would rather submit to the leadership of a loving and
caring woman, than to any power-hungry male -- like McCartney at
CU-Boulder. He has become the laughing-stock of the campus and has
earned it! A true leader knows how to follow, to discern, and change
his mind, modify his vision with new information and gentle persuasion.
McCartney has none of those gifts. Like many a fundamentalist, "He just
knows the Truth and his version of the truth has made him overbearing." We
who live and work here know.
Now, I respect and appreciate the testimonies of many who have said the
Promise Keepers has given them a new vision, has helped them turn away
from alcohol, drugs and/or abuse. Great! Now, the next step is for them
to respect the gentle folk who have been following Christ all along and
have a gentler and more loving view of their faith. I have heard
so-called promise keepers ridiculing some of the Friends(Quakers) in
Boulder, calling them "draft-dodgers" and "leftist wimps." This is the
aspect of the authoritarian based movement that disturbs me!
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