> Still in conciliatory mode,
I do need to comment, as many on this list will attest, that when I disagree
with someone it is with the ideas presented and not with the individual. I
have argued very strongly with many people on this list and others, but
gladly go have a beer or a wonderful dinner with them afterwords--ask Bob
DeHaan or even an older participant of the evolution list, Paul Nelson. So,
while I labeled my last not as not being conciliatory, I did so because I
knew it wouldn't be seen as such and because I was afraid that conciliation
might be mistaken for mutual agreement when there isn't any.
>You will agree that the mistakes in Leviticus are incidental the purpose of
>the passage, so we are not talking about making things up out of whole
>cloth. Rather, we are talking about accommodation to the needs of a Bronze
>Age audience. I would argue that inspiration means that Go moves people to
>write Scripture, but he works through people limited, by knowledge and
>circumstances. (See my post, "Human Word of the Almighty God").
And that is really the problem. If God can't get the science right in these
fallible people, how can we possibly or even reasonably expect him to
over-ride their silly theological misconceptions? See my note to Paul Seely
today. It simply appears to me as a gross case of illogic to believe that
only what we want to be true in Scripture (the theology) is correct while
that which we think we can overlook (the abysmal science) is false and
affected by fallable humans. Simple seems totally illogical and
epistemologically ad hoc. I find it mystifying how university educated
people can believe this.
>I am not going to reply on your comments on Genesis, because we have had
You don't get it. It is not about Genesis, not really. It is about
hermeneutics and epistemology.
>I would appreciate any comments on the rest of my post.
And I would like comment concerning my apparent categorization in your mind
as some one who wants every detail historically accurate. Is it easier to
deal with me from that perspective or what?
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