Re: [asa] Occultism and the ASA listserv

From: <karl.w.giberson@enc.edu>
Date: Mon Jul 14 2008 - 11:53:28 EDT

well put. Nobody who has the least understanding of the history of
the texts can possibly approach the bible as a secret puzzle book.
People who do this are not like scientists, who secure relevant
training before they pronounce on the world. They are, rather, like
toddlers using big words they don't understand very well.

2008/7/14 j burg <hossradbourne@gmail.com>:
> It seems that there are two kinds of people. Those who think there are
> two kinds ... .
>
> Actually, the two kinds are those who hold that the Bible is some sort
> of book of magic and that God has placed into it a bunch of puzzles to
> figure out. Figuring them out makes you a "better Christian."
>
> That sort of makes their god a guy like the Wizard of Oz character.
> That is too small a picture for me.
>
> Burgy
>

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