We are Adventist Alumni
Adventist Alumni are Adventist. For too long, we Adventists with non-traditional philosophies have had to look around to see who’s listening, have had to make sure they are with trusted friends, before talking openly about things of importance to them. Not here.
Adventist Alumni are Independent Thinkers
Here at Adventist Alumni our mission is to re-enfranchise such people. We make clear to those who are somewhere along the Adventist Alumni path that they are not alone. That they are actually part of a surprisingly large group of independent thinkers who are not afraid to critically examine ideas and adjust their world/cosmic views accordingly. There may be an Adventist Alumnus sitting next to you in your favorite SDA church.
Here we speak freely about ideas of God, faith, worship and all things spiritual. You need not look around to make sure it’s safe to say what you think needs to be said. You can experiment with new ideas without fear of retribution. Speak your mind. Express your ideas, even if you’re still trying to figure out what you think and believe. You can change your mind too. Try things on, and if anything does not fit, refine it until it does.
Adventist Alumni Are Non-Fundamentalist
Thus, it is our mission to create a virtual venue where all Adventist alumnus can share in the adventure of (1) intellectual freedom by writing and submitting ideas; and (2) intellectual stimulation by reading what others submit and deciding how to react to it. (3) dialog about the presented ideas.
Now freedom is exhilarating but it can also be scary. It can be disconcerting to wake up one morning and realize that you are not “as Adventist” [whatever that means] as you thought you were. [Maybe even not as Adventist as your parents hoped you were.] “Hang around” here and you will soon discover that you are in good company. Others before you have “been there and done that.”
Webster defines Fundamentalism as a form of a religion, especially Islam or Protestant Christianity, that upholds belief in the strict, literal interpretation of scripture. Growing Away From Fundamentalism Like many Christian denominations the SDA Church fits this definition. It limits the notion of life and humanity to the pages of an ancient text. The reliance […]
Change? Why Not? What’s the Problem? Let’s discuss why there is no change in the SDA Church, even though it’s long over due. The Nature of Entangled Doctrines Fact 1: The SDA church has a collection of rather entangled doctrines that it promulgates. Fact 2: The SDA church clings tightly if not desperately to two […]
Before heading into Changing World Views, let’s review how Wikipedia defines a World View. It is “the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing natural philosophy; fundamental, existential, and normative postulates; or themes, values, emotions, and ethics.” Or, in a more modest manner, “the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual […]
Religion of the Future: Reclaiming the Subjective Pole by Art and Metaphor. Organized religion is declining in the western world. Not only is the decline due to the failure of past theological and philosophical systems, but also to the successes of science in competing with religious traditions in describing the world. A religion of the […]