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Sal316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 10:32 PM
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22. You start off with the wrong premise...
....and only get worse.

First "or that matter the knowledge to pick and choose from the Bible what to believe, and what to discard?"

There's not a single place where I said, or even implied, that it was about picking and choosing what to believe and what to discard. I appreciate your attempt to redefine the argument to something you're familiar with, but it won't work with me.

It is you who claim that your book is holy, but yet somehow you feel free to interpret it any way that you like. If a book can say anything that you want, how can it be holy, divine, revealed, inspired, or any of the other various adjectives I've heard in the past?

It's not really all that difficult a concept to grasp, unless growing in wisdom and knowledge is somehow foreign to you.

Biblical literalists ARE on firmer theological ground than other types of Christians, for the simple fact that they follow the book from which their chosen God originated.

And that opinion is as theologically ignorant as those of fundamentalists and other religious extremists.

As for the claim of 'supporting these fundy nutjobs' pissing you off: Tough. You ARE supporting them by using their label.

Now you're just getting silly. This "all or nothing" mentality is not only illogical, but intellectually dishonest.

And since 'Christianity' can apparently mean whatever its adherents want it to mean, I think it's high time you and your non-psycho friends pick a label that doesn't automatically paint you the exact same shade as Pat Roberson.

I'm sure us "non-true Christians" will take your words under advisement. asked what gives me the right?

You see, I'm a theologian.

It's what I've studied, it's what my degree is in. Theology is one of my life's passions.

So, what gives YOU the right?

You see, I'm a Theologian. Went to school and graduated with a degree in theology.
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