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DangerMan5/15/2019 5:02:30 am PDT

re: #42 sagehen

Jimmy Carter and Mike Huckabee are both Southern Baptist. Their bibles are the same translation, the same edition, of the same selected chapters/books (other denominations may have different selections). They’ve probably prayed at the same specific churches on occasion, attended the same sermons given by the same preachers. And both will insist that their every policy position, every opinion on every moral question, is based on their understanding of what they read in those same Bibles.

But I’d be really hard-pressed to think of any remotely controversial question on which they’d vote the same way.

which leads to a truth most dont want to face or recognize, that all religion is second, and actually way more hands removed, information.

Everything you think you know about your religion was taught to you by someone else. You heard and saw nothing yourself.

Your teachers heard and saw nothing themselves either. How did they learn it to teach it to you? For them it’s just what other people say that other-other people before them heard or saw or told them.

Generation upon generation of interpretations of a questionable and multiple times translated, edited, and reorganized book. Those interpretations and translations themselves were argued about, *compromised* and evolved over time.

It’s all nothing but an appeal to apparent authority. And not even that good authority.