We have at last managed to get a couple of Barbara Brown Taylor based on a recommendation…. In her ‘Speaking of Sin’ it says this on Page 29:
‘Once upon a time, an Eskimo hunter went to see the local missionary who had been preaching in his village.
“I want to ask you something,” the hunter said.
“What’s that?” the missionary said.
“If I did not know about God and sin, “ the hunter said, “would I go to hell?”
“No,” the missionary said, “not if you did not know.”
“Then why,” asked the hunter, “did you tell me?”
Apparently, it was originally taken from an Annie Dillard book ‘Pilgrim at Tinker Creek’, and it highlights our excessive leaning on the idea of formulae’s as a means of coercing people into accepting something – we seem to love the idea of polarization and duality to get what we want……. It really makes you think and maybe even rethink how we look at Genesis 3 and that destructive loss of innocence…