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Holy Scripture [Jun. 21st, 2011|11:23 am]
Tony Grist
I attended theological college in the 1970s- where I was taught that the old testament is unhistorical, the gospels utterly unreliable, the sayings of Jesus plagiarised  and the whole Bible (though it wasn't put that way) a crazy patchwork of lies and forgeries.  I was then expected to go out and preach from it as if I believed it was the Word of God.

It did my head in. 

When I became a witch I made a virtue out of there being no such thing as a Wiccan scripture.  

[User Picture]From: wolfshift
2011-06-21 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yes, I can imagine that would be asking a bit too much. It sounds like it boils down to being asked to make a career out of lying to people.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-06-21 02:20 pm (UTC)
That's what it came to. After ten years I could no longer do the mental gymnastics.
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[User Picture]From: heleninwales
2011-06-21 04:02 pm (UTC)
Mental gymnastics... Yes, that's how I felt when I was trying so hard to be a Christian. It really did my head it trying to simultaneously believe that God became man to live amongst us in the body of Jesus and teach us how to be better people, whilst at the same time Jesus was the perfect sacrifice, totally free from sin, which would redeem us all and turn away God's wrath.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-06-21 06:40 pm (UTC)
It doesn't add up. The pieces don't fit. It is just too elaborately ingenious.
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