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August 19, 2012

posted Aug 28, 2012, 7:47 PM by Olivia Russ
Christopher J. Harris
Puppets or Pioneers?
Christopher J. Harris

Even when I was a child, I was never a fan of puppets. As I have thoughts about this, I am not sure that I can pinpoint one exact reason that stands out in my mind that would explain this. I will say that I could always see the strings. You could always tell that the puppet’s moves were not his own, which for me was a challenge because that meant that he didn’t have his own mind. His movements were not independent of the strings. Maybe I didn’t have enough imagination in this particular area, but it always bugged me that these puppets one day wouldn’t revolt and just cut the strings. Didn’t they know the power that they possessed? Wait…they aren’t human beings are they? Right!

Newburgh Theological Seminary

So, why do so many real-life human beings think that God has made us puppets? They seem to think that God simply has tied strings to our every moment and that we are devoid of... (Continued)