I have not posted in Melting-Pot Dharma for a while, but this sermon from Unitarian Universalist minister Rev Rick Davis deserves to be here as well as my other blog, Truly Open Minds and Hearts.
Sermon by Rev. Rick Davis
October 20, 2019
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
Most of us would probably agree that the bible is a mixed bag, containing as it does passages that are sublime and many that are profoundly disturbing. I do occasionally refer to biblical text in my sermons — after all, if you had to study Jewish and Christian scripture all through theology school wouldn’t you want to show off your knowledge on occasion? In fact,, I’ve forgotten much of what I learned, but some things stick with you — like the Exodus story, which I find to be both a cautionary tale and a compelling myth.
On the cautionary side, there’s this: Many bible scholars will attest that this ancient account of the Hebrews escaping from the cruelties of bondage in Egypt is not literally true (although there are probably some grains of truth). Most disturbingly, it…
View original post 3,355 more words