Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunday schoolin'

What is a conservative's favorite Bible passage?

Am I my brother's keeper?

The sermon can never change the sacred text, only the context. Out of its context more than not, the passage gets kindly but thoroughly misused even by the most humane people. The closer the reading stays to the context, the more we get of the original intent of the passage. I like this example of the better usage. The usage I understand is that that question is a sneering lie by a murderer and its not meant to be answered. Anyone who thinks it is a deep question about the lines to be drawn around individualism is a fool and needs to reread Genesis.

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