Interesting 2004 interview – do read the whole thing, but this is striking:
Do you believe in sin?
What is sin?
Being out of alignment with my values.
Errrr…no. The definition of sin:
Sin is an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds the nature of man and injures human solidarity. It has been defined as “an utterance, a deed, or a desire contrary to the eternal law.”
Being in alignment with your values can be as much a sin as being out of alignment with them – because values created by a human being are, well, worthless…any one of us can think up anything we can to justify whatever it is we wish to do…but in the adherence to God’s values – to truth, that is – we do the right thing, always…and any time we stray from God’s values, we sin.
This does explain a lot – especially how Obama, after accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord, could attend for 20 years a racist, anti-American church and think, apparantly, nothing of it…Obama was adhering to Obama’s values. Time for a bit of a radical change Senator – time to kneel down and ask God to guide you. It’ll work a lot better – and you’ll never been entangled in a place like Trinity again.