"Napa Valley" Brocken InaGlory. Licensed. Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0
Q returns to the theme of identity and having the courage to be who we are.
- Snark says nowhere do we pretend more than in the church. What is your experience with this? Do others pretend? Do you? More in a faith community . . . about the same . . . or less than in other groups? Why might people pretend more in a faith community?
- What do you make of how Snark articulates the gospel . . . the good news? Sounds like it has a lot to do with human identity. Is this on target, or has he missed the point?
- A large fish pulled Advocatus into the canal where he lost the paraphernalia of his office he was otherwise reluctant to part with. Snark maintained that, though it was probably a large channel catfish on the end of his line, Higgs Boson was probably at work. Do you think Q is using the fish as a deliberate symbol here? Are you acquainted with the fish as an early Christian symbol or marking? If so, what was it about? And, given that, what would it mean for a fish to pull Advocatus into the canal where he lost what he actually didn't need?