Well it seems my mate John Morehead has been coping flack for speaking at the Cornerstone Festival. Now a confirmed heretic. Woohoo.
Actually, it seems Slice of Laodicea have declared all the participants heretics and worked themselves into a quite a lather in the process. Yes, the Days of the Dead theme of Imaginarium sounds a bit out there, but what people need to examine more closely is the whys and the wherefores before jumping to conclusions. Unfortunately premature excitation seems to be a hallmark of Laodicea and symbolic illiteracy follows close behind. What I really find gob-smaking from an Aussie point of view is the tactics used by ‘covert missionaries’ who thought wrapping toilet paper round the tent was a cute form of apologetics. How juvenile.
Anyway, in honour of Slice of Laodicea’s efforts Ive decided to nominate them for the Golden Izmel Award for blogs promoting gentile circumcision. I apologise to my non-Christian readers for the obscure in-house nature of this award, but it basically relates to a controversy in the early church over the wee matter of cultural imperialism, a matter which resulted in Paul (in frustration) telling some conservatives to slice their nasty bits off altogether and let gentile Christians be gentiles.
The izmel is the traditional Jewish implement for ritual circumcision so I think it’s only apt that latter day cultural circumcisers be nominated it.
Readers may also be interested in a related thread on Tall Skinny Kiwi