Good morning everyone. What a beautiful Sunday. Can’t wait till noon arrives so I can get a few beers and begin my weekend studies. I’m taking an introductory course in anthropology. Yes, introductory. I’m not all that smart
Well, I was talking about it to a Christian co-worker and got to linguistic anthropology. The smug comment? “I wonder how they will explain the diversity of language.” Arrrrrrrrrg! – You can be as reasonable as you want, as sober-minded as you will, the delusion is complete. This ancient book is taken more seriously than any study.
I never really let that sink in, but “these people”, pardon me putting it that way, they actually believe that the Bible is valid because it has some super-intelligent being behind it. I never really saw that I guess. – I mean, even when I was still a Christian I looked at the evidence first, the Bible later. If the two didn’t square then either I made a mistake or the Bible got it wrong. I weighed things, as any reasonable human being would.
Now, I love Rudolf Bultmann and Karl Barth. Reasonable people. Smart people. Christians. Theologians. And they are considered “liberals”. Why are all the smart Christians driven out of the flock? Think Bruce Waltke, whom I had the privilege of meeting in person, very short only, at Dr. Kennedy’s church in Fort Lauderdale where he gave a talk on Proverbs. – This man actually translates Old Testament manuscripts for many Bible translations. A humble scholar. (Did I write this before? Sounds familiar.) And what happened? They kicked him out of the college he taught in (or asked him to leave) because he dared to entertain that evolution might be true. Are you kidding me? With such narrow-minded garbage you’re digging your own deluded grave, and hopefully soon.
My goodness. I just hope the delusion gets worse. Then, and only then, will reasonable people finally see what they follow.
But my co-worker’s comment really made me wonder. I mean, he’s pretty reasonable otherwise. I just don’t get it. Makes your little heart ache, you know.