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View Diary: Republican AR State Rep: "If slavery were so God-awful, why didn't Jesus or Paul condemn it?" (31 comments)

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  •  Yes, literal reading. But reading only the King (0+ / 0-)

    James Version of the Bible; ignoring writings in the original languages; ignoring the accumulated scholarship and understanding over the hundreds of years since King Jimmy; and, especially, ignoring the ideas of study and discussion to gain an understanding of what the words are intended to say.

    I still remember, years later, hearing  the comment that "the Bible was good enough for Jesus' brother James and its good enough for me!" (As someone has already said:  "stooopid.")

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