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The great strength of the position concerning historical Bible language translation/interpretation that I have previously outlined is that it guards against attempts to force the acceptance of a particular agenda.
In dismissing "the established view" you are actually dismissing the consensus of academic research and textural criticism that has accrued from centuries of such work.
You mention agenda. Your agenda is obviously the defence and promotion of homosexuality. In order to do this you are obliged to cast doubt upon the reliability of the Bible and its teaching, and thus undermine its acceptance, by Christians, as being God's revelation to us.
Thankfully, for "ordinary" Christians (the majority of us), God's "guiding hand" is seen in the consensus of today's biblical scholarship and is our safeguard.

Alan Minchin, Disqus 4 Comments [7/13/2018 11:20:48 AM]
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Pharaoh Bastethotep

"The Bible is reliable" is NOT the scholarly consensus!

7/13/2018 11:22:18 AM


Here's an eye-opener fact that doesn't appear to have occurred to you: the bible is just your particular branch of religion's magic book. It isn't civil law. Its influence only extends to those who choose to abide by it, and you Christians cannot even agree on which version to use.

7/13/2018 11:32:34 AM

Thinking Allowed

The main reason I left Christianity is I read up on the actual historical facts on how the bible came to be by 1611. Alan's head would explode if he did the same thing.

7/13/2018 8:10:55 PM

Me Thinks

The majority once believed being left handed was a sin to. Also took a look at the discussion, what the guys actually saying is "Only the Bible that I suscribe too" are reliable. The other guy -a Reverend no less- was basically using facts and figures of the Bible against him.

Worth the read if you have the paitence or interested.

7/14/2018 3:10:48 PM

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