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  1. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    well, I guess I kick things off with a riff on metaphors about the arts and arts criticism?
    “You can’t fix a cracked window by staring at it through a mirror”
    https://wenatcheethehatchet.blogspot.com/2024/06/you-cant-fix-cracked-window-by-staring.html

  2. Josh says:

    I attended a church Sunday – trying to find a home for my new family – and the message was “The Bible is not the word of God”.
    I listened closely to a sermon for the first time in years.
    Not sure about home, but we’ll visit again.

  3. Jean says:

    Josh,
    If the Bible is not the word of God, then whose word is it? The preacher’s? I hope for the flock’s sake he’s a good guy.

  4. Xenia says:

    The Bible is the written word of God as the Holy Spirit inspired the writers. In this sense, it is the word of God. There are Greek words for the writing down of things, such as *graphe.* The Logos is translated in English to the word Word, so the Logos, Jesus Christ, is the Word of God. He is not the Bible Himself. So this is the fault of the English language which doesn’t have enough words for the word word.

  5. Reuben says:

    The Holy Spirit may well have “inspired” the gospel and the letters, but they were written by people to specific peoples in specific cultures and times. The regions of reference were limited to a very small portion of the planet, both old and new testament. The notion that the scriptures, or “word” was unlimited in scope of space and time is massively problematic. Darn near zero of the people and culture would be relatable to today. So the overarching ideals may have value, but that’s about it.

  6. Muff Potter says:

    I agree with Reuben, the Bible is a great and wonderful thing, but I also think it suffers from two great ills.
    Not giving it the credence it deserves at one extreme, and making way too much of it at the other extreme.

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