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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

Original Saepe_Expertus Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 9:21 AM
FROM THE ARTICLE: "People decry and ridicule the Bible as full of superstition, bigotry and incredible supernaturalism, yet eagerly embrace their own superstitions that often require more faith to believe than biblical truths. Their God-void entices them to spiritualize and idolize environmentalism, full-blown Darwinism, astrology, pagan mysticism and any number of other politically correct beliefs, while scoffing at biblical Christianity." This is the 'Archie Bunker' definition of 'faith': " ...something that you believe in that nobody in their right mind would believe." True faith is NOT some wishful attitude, where in the background one 'hopes' that what he is attempting to believe in is actually reliable.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 2:14 PM
Describing what 'true faith' is not doesn't actually communicate anything at all.

BTW, "true faith" is a contradiction in terms; faith means belief without reason, whereas people who want to believe something true must rely on logic and evidence to draw trustworthy conclusions.
Rich D. Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 11:36 PM
You keep saying that same stupid thing, ignoring the common definitions.
With Easter approaching and the Astroturf groundswell for same-sex marriage at its apex, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Bible, whose integrity and timeless principles are under increasing assault in our culture.

In fact, what sparked this column was a warning by a nationally prominent Republican to his party that it ought not go "Old Testament" and oppose same-sex marriage.

I don't want to turn this column into a rant about same-sex marriage, but I cite this example to illustrate a common tendency to bifurcate the Old Testament and the New Testament and to paint Jesus Christ as a...