The Ubuntu Logo
I’ve just figured what is horribly, horribly wrong with the Ubuntu Logo, used by the Episcopal Church for General Convention 2009. Look at those words on the bottom.
I in you and you in me
Those words are apparently taken from the Gospel of John, but the closest I can find are Jesus’ words in John 17:23 – “I in them and you in me”.
So let’s think about it for a moment – the original text is spoken by Jesus. The “I” is Jesus. So if I’m saying the words “I in you…”, I’m claiming to be divine, like Christ. If I’m saying the words “You in me”, I’m claiming that those I’m speaking to are divine, like the Father.
I really, really don’t want to get a Bible out now and read Genesis 3:4-5, Isaiah 14:12-20 or Ezekiel 28:1-2,9-10 because that would get me really worried…