A Call to Heresy - Second Edition Containing Biblical Quotations Regarding Women, Sex, Sla
A Call to Heresy -- Second Edition
Containing Biblical Quotations Regarding Women, Sex, Slavery, Race, and the
End of the World, as well as a Collection of Contradictions, Atrocities and
Absurdities, Biblical Facts and Commentary. Compiled and Published in this
Second Edition by Trevor Blake in August of 1992, and Based upon the
First edition, created in August, September, and October of 1991
e.v. (era vulgaris, the common era) which Was In Turn Based on No Small
Amount of Research.
[The word "heresy"] comes from a greek noun form (hairesis) of a verb in
the middle voice (haireisthai) meaning "to take for oneself" -- to choose.
This concept corresponds aptly to the conviction that there can be no faith
without personal decision... There are... two principle ways people arrive
at convictions. If a person's beliefs, however many or few, are to be
really his, he should choose maturely which of the two ways appears the
more sound and then apply its methodology to select or form such b eliefs.
This is his heresy: his choosing for himself. The results of such choosing
may also be heresy in the other, more commonplace, sense of the word...
Therefore, if both the positive and negative meanings of hairesis are taken
into account, every tr uely believing individual is heretical in the
positive sense, whether or not what he has chosen to believe is heretical
in the negative sense. - Bishop James Pike, _If This Be Heresy_.
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