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Scout grows up?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:54 am
by Stephen Fox
Mart Gray, former head of Bama CBF, networked to FBC Auburn and Mark Wilson's Auburn Living Demorcracy Project which has for the last three years had personnel in Collinsville, Alabama has this thought on his facebook wall

Today's Ponderable: Our beloved "To Kill a Mockingbird" portrays Atticus Finch through the eyes and insights of Scout as a child. (Who among us didn't idolize and idealize our parents?) Apparently, Jean Louise, the adult Scout, finds her Dad has clay feet, divergent and dissonant values. I suspect "Go Set a Watchman" will allow us to see how/whether she can reconcile her "two" Dads. As intriguing as that will be to read, the more interesting question for us - particularly given the current conversations around race, community, heritage, etc. - the question which begs an answer, whether we read Ms. Lee's new tome or not, is this: How do we hold onto our ideals (Atticus a la Scout) and at the same time acknowledge that even on our best days we ourselves hold views and values that are contradictory and less pure than we might wish (Atticus a la Jean Louise)? What does it really mean to "grow up?"

UMC Bishop and Duke Chaplain weighs in

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:48 pm
by Stephen Fox

Big Jim Folsom and Atticus Finch

PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:41 pm
by Stephen Fox

Another Methodist

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:31 pm
by Stephen Fox