This post is going to need a lot of revising, because it feels ridiculous to leave my last post without a follow up, but at this moment I want to briefly continue:
To me, I believe that Gods’ defining quality is love.
Other people disagree with me. I think that there is plenty of biblical and historical evidence that they are right and that I am wrong.
There is also plenty of biblical and historical evidence that I am right and they are wrong, and if there are two contradictory pieces of evidence, I choose to believe that Gods’ defining quality is love, not wrath, violence, discrimination, omnipotence, or whatever.
Therefore, Gods’ love is the context in which I choose to interpret my faith. This is important, because so much else for my faith depends on this, and so much of how I understand other peoples’ (at least Christians’) faiths rely on the principle that they choose to interpret their scripture, theology, history and policy in a different light.
This requires a lot of unpacking, and I don’t intend on unpacking it any time soon, because that wasn’t the plan with this project. I’ll come back to it, I promise.