3rd June 2013

“The most difficult thing for people of faith is to be able to explain the scripture in a way that makes sense to people in the modern world.”

Tony Blair

6 Responses to “3rd June 2013”

  1. Dan Says:

    If you can’t explain something clearly and effectively, you either don’t understand it too well, or it’s an incorrect position in the first place.

  2. Capt'Z Says:

    Yes, well I suppose that IS a challenge, Tony! But maybe not in the sense you intended.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    “The most difficult thing for people of fantasy is to be able to explain nonsense in a way that makes sense to people in the real world.”

    Tony Baloney

  4. Jeff Says:

    When you consider that for the Jews, the Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy) is the Law, and everything thereafter is merely Rabbinical commentary upon it, it seems like it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to those in a less modern world, either.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    If Jesus was a human who had recently lived, nobody told Paul. Paul never heard of Mary, Joseph, Bethlehem, Herod, John the Baptist. He never heard about any of these miracles. He never quotes anything that Jesus is supposed to have said. He never mentions Jesus having a ministry of any kind at all. He doesn’t know about any entrance into Jerusalem, he never mentions Pontius Pilate or a Jewish mob or any trials at all. Paul doesn’t know any of what we would call the story of Jesus, except for these last three events. And even these, Paul never places on Earth. Just like the other savior gods of the time, Paul’s Christ Jesus died, rose, and ascended all in a mythical realm. Paul doesn’t believe that Jesus was ever a human being. He’s not even aware of the idea. And he’s the link between the time-frame given for the life of Jesus and the appearance of the first Gospel account of that life.

    The God Who Wasn’t There (2005)

  6. Bruce Williams Says:

    Capt’Z 1602