Did the Bible get it wrong? In Galileo’s day they certainly didn’t think so and Galileo was treated harshly for it. But today, even the most serious christian has to admit that on this side of history, knowing what we know about our solar system, those verses are to be understood as expressing the human experience within the limits of the author’s knowledge of the world in his or her day. It’s writing from ones own point of view. That, by the way, is the best any of us can ever do.
I don’t think it’s possible to be spiritually honest without acknowledging the reality of doubt and its part in the journey of faith.
If being perfect is required so that it can be said of us that we “know Calvary love” then we’re all pretty much screwed.
I’ve been thinking about this for a while and reading this post a few days ago (which is written in response/reaction to this post) got me thinking a bit more. I’m curious to know what you might think. (It would be worth your while to read those 2 posts) Note : (As you read along …
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I think I have a like/hate relationship with labels. I like them because sometimes generalizing, which is what labels do, is a good way to help me get a sense of things. I hate them because they never tell the whole story and I can easily corner myself and others in them. I especially don’t …
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