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Is Scripture-Quoting a Sign that You’re Nuts?

Nevirim Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:32 AM
It is interesting that the person that is making this argument for the value of reading the Bible is himself one who hasn't. Obviously, Hollywood is not the source for knowing the value of what's inside the pages of the Bible, but equally true is the fact that devaluing scripture through media is a goal for those who deem the bible and what it says as valueless. I appreciate Mr. Newcombe's article and implied conclusions, but as a suggestion; read the source within context for better understanding especially when making editorial remarks.
Lepanto Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:22 AM
What makes you believe he has not read the Bible? The verses provided in the article were certainly in context.
Nevirim Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 9:34 AM
Quote "Is quoting Bible verses indicative of a mental imbalance? To some of our cultural elites it would seem so.

By way of full disclosure, I have neither read the book nor seen the movie. (Nor do I want to vote with my money by buying a ticket for it, saying, “Yes, Hollywood, make more Christian-bashing movies.”) However, my wife read the book and said it’s a great story about an abused wife, fleeing from her mentally imbalanced Scripture-quoting, husband, who is a bullying cop. I have no idea if the movie has mollified the anti-Christian aspect of the novel; hopefully, it has." Un quote, It may be by implication of that he has not read "Safe Haven" but within the context of his reply it might also be true that his experience with the
Nevirim Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 9:36 AM
scriptures are those things he's heard from others. Mr. Newcombe does not indicate directly whether he has read or study the scriptures independently.
gtanv Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 9:50 AM
He's saying he hasn't read Safe Haven or seen the Safe Haven movie. I think it's certainly implied that he HAS read the Bible.

Currently in the theaters is the movie, Safe Haven, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. In the book, the bad guy goes around quoting Scripture.

Is quoting Bible verses indicative of a mental imbalance? To some of our cultural elites it would seem so.

By way of full disclosure, I have neither read the book nor seen the movie. (Nor do I want to vote with my money by buying a ticket for it, saying, “Yes, Hollywood, make more Christian-bashing movies.”) However, my wife read the book and said it’s a great story about an abused wife, fleeing from her...