Dancing on the Head of a Pin

There is a legend of St Thomas Aquinas asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" At this blog we ask all questions dealing with our faith and spirituality. Some are down to earth, rubber meets the road questions, while others are more lofty...like, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Was Moses at the Last Supper?

According to an article on beliefnet.com, 1 out of 10 high school students thinks so. The article aruges that there are so many biblical references in Western culture that a working knowledge of the Bible is necessary for students to understand classic literature and Western symbology. The article uses the opening line of "Moby Dick" as an example: "Call me Ishmael." Unless students understand that Ishmael was the son of Abraham and his wife's servant who was ultimately banished, they are immediately lost on the first page. Biblical literacy is not important only for high school or college students - it is important for all Christians. I remember very vividly getting my haircut in an old fashioned baber shop five years ago where the gentlement beside me and his barber started talking about religion. The gentlemen getting his haircut said with pride,"I don't know much about the Bible, but I believe every word of it!" I'm not sure God wants us to approach our faith in that manner. God wants us to love him because we know him. If we are illiterate about the Bible, we are illiterate about God. Dust off that leather bound book and read a few pages. You might be surprised what you find. Click the title for the link to the story.

Steve

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