May 13, 2005

YOU CAN CALL YOURSELF A DUCK, BUT YOU WON'T GROW FEATHERS (via BJW):

FONDA ON FAITH AND POLITICS (Liz Smith, May 13, 2005, NY Post)

LIZ: Jane, many people are interested in your having become a Christian after being an agnostic most of your life. What kind of church do you go to in Atlanta?

Jane: I am searching for one, but have not found one yet. And, Liz, I am a feminist Christian.

Liz: So maybe you see Christianity in a broader sense than the fundamentalists?

Jane: I don't want to offend anyone. But I believe people have different ways of approaching The Word. For me, it's metaphor, written by people a long time after Christ died. And interpreted by specific groups. I read the gospels that aren't included in the Bible. These make me feel good about calling myself a Christian.


Because, after all, what's Christianity all about if not searching around outside the religion until you find something to make you feel good about yourself?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 13, 2005 4:42 PM
Comments

Jane: I am searching for [a church in Atlanta], but have not found one yet.

What kind of person can't find a church in Atlanta ?!!
There must be literally 10,000 churches there, some that can be mistaken for college campuses from the street, they're so huge.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at May 13, 2005 5:20 PM

Michael,

True, but Jane is very particular.

Posted by: Luciferous at May 13, 2005 5:25 PM

She worships the Groovy, High-on-Life (But Still Pro-Choice) Jesus who affirms us all in our okayness and would never think to ask us to change.

The real Jesus was just a little bit more demanding.

Posted by: Mike Morley at May 13, 2005 5:25 PM

Boomer flexodoxy.

Posted by: jd watson at May 13, 2005 5:38 PM

"I read the gospels that aren't included in the Bible -- like the Bell Jar and the Communist Manifesto."

Posted by: Shelton at May 13, 2005 5:56 PM

It's got to be difficult to find a christian congregation down in the Bible Belt that embraces the heretical teachings of folks like Bart Ehrman and John Crossan. Jane's embraced the Gnostic faith (her own special brand), not orthodox Christianity.

Posted by: Dave W at May 13, 2005 7:48 PM

It has always amazed me that anyone would spend any time being concerned about what a borderline moron like Jane Fonda has to say about anything.

Posted by: bart at May 13, 2005 8:20 PM

Shoot Communists, burn heretics. What to do, What to do. . .?

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 13, 2005 9:30 PM

Shoot Communists, burn heretics. What to do, What to do. . .?

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 13, 2005 9:30 PM

she is a pitiable individual; lost

Posted by: cjm at May 14, 2005 1:02 AM
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