By: Marilyn Burge
To: Don Martin
Re: Thumb-sucking Fundy
DM> Eric Hendrix said "Thumb-sucking Fundy" to Preston Simpson, adding:
EH> I also want to toss out another thought.
DM> Only you would so label it.
EH> Ok, according to evolution, the world took billions of years
EH> to *evolve* to the point we are at right now. According to my
EH> Bible, it took six days, but who is to say what six days is,
EH> in the eyes of an eternal being? God's one day could be our
EH> billion years.
DM> If that eternal being were also omniscient and wished to
DM> communicate accurately to his people, he would probably
DM> "inspire" his writing staff to use words in the way people
DM> understood them. It is a cheap shot at biblical inerrancy to
DM> claim that the words therein can mean ANYthing.
There's a book written by a fellow who has two Ph.D's -- one in
law, the other in Jungian psychology. He wrote a wonderful book
called _The Mind of the Bible Believer_ in which he explains the
steps necessary to turn a rational human being into a fundy.
Having actually gone through the steps himself, and having a
well-trained ability to analyze the exact nature of the steps, his
book is a scathing descrption of the processes involved. One step
(number four or five, maybe) he calls "logocide." When this step
is complete, a person is convinced that many everyday words have
two meanings, one employed by the great unwashed, the other
employed by we insiders. And never the twain shall meet. So once
the dastardly deed has been done satisfactorily, "love" becomes
"contempt for what you are," "day" becomes "any period of time we
want it to be," and so forth.
So now YOU tell ME why a "day" can't be a billion years, if god
wants it to be? Does this tyrannical warmonger HAVE to plan by
YOUR measley rules?
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