Tuesday, April 7, 2009

How About I Just Pick Out The Good Parts

In an opinion published in today's Spokesman Review, Cal Thomas makes some interesting posits but I'm going to pick on just one. He states we're a morally exhausted nation. I guess that depends which morals you're referring to and how you apply your interpretation of the bible to them. He references Genesis 2:24 as the God-defined reason marriage is only between a man and a woman. Picking and choosing from the bible can easily lead you astray. Couldn't Genesis 2:25 be used to justify nudism? Couldn't Genesis 19:32 be used to justify incest under certain conditions? And let's not forget how seemingly moral Christians justified slavery. How do you think the Southern Baptist Convention originated?

So let's be careful when we use the bible as justification for anything. Which is entirely possible.

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