[ExI] Are literalists the only consistent members of a faith?/was Re: Deuteronomy Chapter 13

Harvey Newstrom mail at harveynewstrom.com
Thu Jun 11 18:26:38 UTC 2009

On Thursday 11 June 2009 11:00:44 am Stefano Vaj wrote:
> What is unserious is affirming something to be the Word of God, and at
> the same time interpreting it in a way which is not "honest", but
> consciously or inconsciously aimed at minimising conflict with the
> Zeitgeist, other independent beliefs, your personal and collective
> interests, or the contemporary "political correctness"; and in any way
> which be however influenced by any other concern than the
> reconstruction of what the author originally meant and intended.

A fun example of this is where the scriptures refer to other books as holy 
scripture, such as the book of enoch.  If the bible is scripture, and it says 
enoch is scripture, then how can they leave enoch out of the canon?  There are 
dozens of books quoted or referenced with authority in the bible which are 
themselves excluded from the bible.

Harvey Newstrom <www.HarveyNewstrom.com>

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