...if S/He set evolution in motion in this quantum-entangled cosmos.
Maybe we should get with the program?
Nothing stays homogeneous forever, it's not even desirable! As my friend, Dennis Hokama, said:
If you look at the trajectory in the Bible, in terms of the character of Jehovah as a fierce, fickle, and tribal God in Genesis, and the first few books after that, to the God of the New Testament, you can see an increasing concern with a broader and broader justice that embraces more and more of humanity. |
If there is such a trajectory, then there is no reason to assume that trajectory necessarily ended with the close of the Canon.
The logical end of that trajectory is universalism, where every individualís circumstance gets the full benefit of the doubt.
So if the data within the Bible can be analyzed inductively, (as opposed to deductively the way fundamentalists do) then it is perfectly permissible to argue that universalism is implied by scripture.
And, by extension, it is perfectly permissible to extend full rights and protections to all religious persuasions within the Constitution, while privileging none.