An Un-Fundamentalist Christmas Reading

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And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
“For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
“For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name.
“AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
“He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.
“He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
“HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
“He has given help to Israel His servant, In remembrance of His mercy,
As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and his descendants forever”
[Luke 1:46-55].

It isn’t known as broadly as it ought to be, but some countries banned the above passage. Can you see why that is so?

It’s the reference to bringing down rulers and exalting the humble.

And it’s the filling the hungry while dismissing the rich with nothing.

Christmas is important in fundieland. But it isn’t important for reasons presented in this Song of Mary. With the implication of toppled thrones and liberated peoples, this text cuts very much against Fundie preaching. Never-the-less, it’s there. You can read it in your own Bible if you want.

Thankfully, Roman Catholics make much of this passage. That becomes another reason why no fundie should make too much of Lu 1:46ff.

Even so, Stuff Fundies Like wishes God’s best to you and yours now and always. A blessed Christmas to you all!

2 thoughts on “An Un-Fundamentalist Christmas Reading”

  1. I stumbled across this page when I was trying to read sflforums.com on my phone. I like what I’ve read so far.

    Today, when I tried to read SFL Forums, I got an “Account Suspended” page. Is anyone else getting this, or is it just me?

    1. Dear Papa Bear:

      This is the first I’ve heard of the sflforums issues, although there have been occasional issues with Darrell’s site. When he’s been informed of issues, he fixes them. I checked the original SFL and found that it, as well as sflforums are affected. I’ve no way to contact him, so we’ll have to ‘wait-and-see.’ I would be sorry to see all the old conversations disappear. But then, nothing on the internet is truly ‘permanent.’ At any rate, thank-you for dropping by. I’ve been a little negligent lately with the holiday festivities. Welcome to Stuff Fundies Like [continuing]. Blessings!

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