A Revisionist Creed
I believe in one God,
a Creator Almighty,
a maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
I believe this God is with us through eternity.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
as the old Creed says,
but of one nature with us —
By this God all things were made, for us,
and for our celebration.
Whether God came down from heaven
by the power of a holy spirit
and became incarnate from a virgin woman
What is knowable
is that we did not make ourselves,
and that in each of us burns a benign light,
discernable at times,
and a sign of that better nature that is one with us,
I believe that higher nature is amorphous,
yet somehow seated at the right hand of each of us.
And it is always there, not judging, but moving amidst the living and the dead,
and its beneficence will have no end.
I believe this higher nature proceeds not from us, a figment,
but through us, a force,
and should be worshiped and glorified.
It does not blight evil, but it speaks to us,
and through us,
and when we listen,
we blight evil.
Or we offer forgiveness,
or kindness, or hope, or love.
Or a humble palimpsest
as we live, love, and wait to join our beloved dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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