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Saturday, September 18, 2010

I Know This Much Is True

is the title of the novel I'm reading now.

What happens if someone literally follows the teaching of the Bible that says, "if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off and cast it from thee"? What if someone really cuts off his right hand?

It would be so easy to call the guy "mental." Because that's probably what he is.

If you were the mother, would you have your child cut in two? Would a sane man suggest such a thing to prove a point? Would the Prince of Wales do that? What about Noynoy? What about Obama?

The Bible is a highly metaphorical book of stories and teachings, it should not be left among men and women of lesser mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual faculties. Seriously.

No one book in the history of mankind has been so open and vulnerable to misinterpretation than the Bible. I will not touch on the other books from which other religions have risen.

But God has given us this one legacy. Like any other piece of great literature, it is a power to be possessed, and not a body of objects to be studied.

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