Monday, February 28, 2011

love wins?

So, in the past few days I've been reading a lot about this new book that Rob Bell is going to publish called "Love Wins" and it's interesting because a lot of people are very upset that its message is going to be completely universalist.  The truth is that it may be and yet, at the same time what he has to say in the video that is a type of preview for the book rings true in a certain way.  I will be curious to read the book and see what he really has to say.  I'm not convinced one way or another.

LOVE WINS. from Rob Bell on Vimeo.

The fact is that in the past couple of weeks I have been thinking about censorship and it's implications for politics and religion.  Then, this week, I've found myself considering two possible examples of both.  The issue of political sensorship is one that I'm thinking about because of the situation with a Spanish reporter that got deported today from Panama and the only reason that I can think of for them to do that is to try to get him to be quiet.  They have been trying to get rid of him for ages because they are afraid of the way that he makes people think.

Then, there's the issue of Rob Bell and the reaction that makes it seem like possibly what he has to say is so bad that you shouldn't read it because something bad might happen to you or the people around you.  I would like to read it for myself and see what he has to say.  I always feel nervous whe people want to stop people from talking.  It is true that ideas have implications and for that very reason I don't think that anyone should be given the freedom to arbitarily stop someone from sharing their ideas.

1 comment:

will said...

Hannah McKeeth, err, Moreno! You are exactly who I've been wanting to talk to about this book and its surrounding controversies. I miss you friend, and being influenced by your perspective.

live the questions now... R.M. Rilke