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A Progressive Creed

Discussion in 'Liberal Christianity DIR' started by spiritually inclined, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. spiritually inclined

    spiritually inclined Active Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    In my prayers, particularly the Rosary, I sometimes use the Apostle's Creed, though as a liberal I do not believe in the infallible authority of the Bible, the creeds, ecumenical councils, or human thought in general. Rather, the Bible, the creeds, the councils, and Christian tradition are sources of truth for me.

    However, I have written my own personal creed; I will probably put it to use in my own private prayers. I do not even believe in the infallibility of my own creeds or beliefs, yet I think what I have come up with is a valid expression of my beliefs. I have based this creed on the eight points of Progressive Christianity.

    A Progressive Creed

    I believe in God, the Inner Light and Sacred Mystery, and that Christ is but one symbol of faith among many leading to life, and more abundantly.

    I believe that life itself is the spiritual sacrament of Holy Communion when the love and light of God are encountered in both our joys and sorrows.

    I believe that in Holy Communion, the sharing of bread and wine, I encounter Christ, and thus my own joys and sorrows, my endless cycles of re-birth, of death and resurrection.

    I believe that all who approach our alters in reverence to partake of Holy Communion should be admitted not because of professed dogma or creeds, but in the hope that all who partake of the Blessed Sacrament may benefit therefrom.

    I believe that the Body of Christ, a vessel of grace, encompasses believers and agnostics, Christians and skeptics, women and men, those who are gay, lesbians, bisexual, transgendered, and straight, all manner of races, cultures, and classes, those of varying abilities and talents, people of many creeds and religions, those who hope for a better world, and those who have no hope.

    I believe in a search for understanding uninhibited by dogma and rigidity.

    I believe in peace, liberty, and justice for all, the duty of protecting the Earth and its lifeforms from undue harm, and the affirmation of the dignity and worth of every person.

    I believe that love is the best religion.

    I believe that the path of Christ is often long and difficult, entailing selfless love and bold resistance to evil, prejudice, and fear, yet I believe that this path, by whatever name it is called, affirms life, and more abundantly.

    Amen. +

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  2. ZooGirl02

    ZooGirl02 Well-Known Member

    Jul 15, 2010
    What is meant by "my endless cycles of re-birth"?