Quote: Bad theology is like pornography

transactional“Bad theology is like pornography—the imagination of a real relationship without the risk of one. It tends to be transactional and propositional rather than relational and mysterious. You don’t have to trust Person, or care for Person. It becomes an exercise in self-gratification that ultimately dehumanizes the self and the community of humanity in order to avoid the painful processes of humbling and trusting. Bad theology is not a victimless crime. It dehumanizes God and turns the wonder and the messy mystery of intimate relationship into a centerfold to be used and discarded.” (Wm. Paul Young, from the Foreword in The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr)

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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7 Responses to Quote: Bad theology is like pornography

  1. I never thought of it like that but you have a good point.

  2. OMGOSH! I just highlighted this last night!

    So glad I got the book. I always know when to purchase hardcover vs. kindle because I know I will be reviewing and re-reading highlighted pages. 😀

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  5. Brian mitchell says:

    At last the light is made available to all
    The opposites are not reconciled but recognised the paradoxes are seen as paradoxes that dualistic thinking can not cope with
    A cloud of love to evolve into

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