Sunday, July 04, 2010


A friend recently told me, "I'm wary of people who think they have all the right answers." This morning we flipped channels and found a religious program. We stopped to watch the train wreck. The program invited people to submit questions by Internet. The men would read the questions on air and then answer them using the Bible. 

To one person they commented that it does not matter what you think or believe. The only thing that matters is what the Bible literally states. 

I suspect two different people could hear that statement and come to very different conclusions. Refer to the first quote in order to infer what my response was.

1 comment:

Ian McGibboney said...

If you haven't already, you should read the book "The Great Derangement" by Matt Taibbi. He went undercover for months in Texas with a prayer group. One of the things they practiced was evangelism under Kirk Cameron's "Way of the Master" program. His partner asked him, "Do you think you're a good person?" To which Matt, being himself but pretending to be pretending, replied, "It's not my place to decide. I can only try to be good and let others judge." Then he was asked if he thought he was up to the Bible's standards. He said, I don't believe in the Bible. Which sent the other guy into a frenzy. Because the flaw in Kirk's and other programs is that it doesn't acknowledge that people can both understand Christianity and not follow it. As Sam Kinison said, "I think we all know who Jesus is!"