If the entire Bible is inerrant, don’t skip these parts . . .

December 19, 2006 | By | 52 Replies More

I’m getting so incredibly tired of hearing from the cherry-picking fundamentalists (yes, I admit.  I shouldn’t have listened to fundamentalist talk radio on the way home from work tonight).

Here’s a challenge for each of them:  If the entire Bible is inerrant, then read each of its passages closely.  Don’t skip these parts.   If the Bible is truly inerrant, give each passage equal opportunity.  Every time you quote a part that suits your immediate needs, quote one of these passages.  Quote them each slowly and let the words soak in, if you dare.  Focus entire church services around each one of these passages, if you dare.

Put each of these principles into practice, if you dare.  You’d better hope that the police don’t catch you in the act.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erik Brewer says:

    What would you like links to? I have everything documented. I do not like war but I am glad of the fact that a dictator who murdered millions was stopped before he could do more.

  2. Dan Klarmann says:

    Erik: Any time you cite "a study" or "a book", please include a link to that study, or to a direct source of that book (like Amazon). Most published research is available online. When you quote your Bible, include a link to the passage (for example at bible.cc) so that we can read it in context.

    For example, on the law Moses brought down from the mountain apparently endorsing polygamy: Ex21:10, "If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights."

    In context, it is clearly about how a daughter that a good father sells as a subsequent wife to another shall be treated by the purchaser.

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