Thursday, 3 December 2009

What a load of crap

'The savage text is not the Bible. It is what Christians have made of the Bible when they use its pages to endorse cruelty, hatred, murder, oppression and condemnation, often of other Christians. The savage text is what the Bible, or parts of it, becomes when it enables Christians to convert the good news of God's revealed love in Jesus Christ into the bad news that people are the wrong colour, or race, or gender, or denomination, or orientation, or religion, or class, or empire, just because they differ from the Christians who are preaching the bad news....When the Bible becomes a savage text, the theology that is proclaimed is already faulty. The savage text makes hated holy.' Adrian Thatcher 'The Savage Text' p 4-5

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