[Snatching a comment by Olivia -- can do with more people if they like]
i'd like to see more of this as it's own blog post: "Someone's
observation: that people usually think that whatever you're saying must
be something they've already heard before -- and so they don't hear
what's said, but merely what they'd heard before. How to get past that,
in reading all this?" if thee becomes inspired in that department....
....recognizing that i do take the Bible seriously in my own
way and that i too would hope that some would be drawn to weigh in who
are more of the other sort at the moment but somehow still want to
approach the topic of making peace with it -- or expressing the peace
they have already made with it...which may have led them to set it
aside?? i find that in other ways too i am being drawn to try to hear
from the self-stated "non-theists" who feel very spiritually centered
and authentically on a spiritual path. i am still trying to understand
what that is like.