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Practicing Non Idolatry

The Slow as Molasses Press

When you
have imbibed
and set your will to
abide by and
exemplify
and act
and speak for
the three active values
tolerance
helpfulness
and 
democracy
you are ready
to consider
what it would mean
to practice the root
core value 
non-idolatry

Leave it all to Abba
or whatever name you give
to the highest one
with whom you confer

What does that mean

It means you do not 
worry about what to do
you simply do
using
all the tools
and utilities
you possess
from having studied
Triadic Philosophy
and Abba's Way



The short answer is
that nothing is
required
nothing is demanded
you simply are
and what you do comes out of you
from your heart

By honing practice
of the three active values
you become positioned
to practice non-idolatry
which is trust
that you are in
good hands 

You are free

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…