David Hayward posted the above cartoon today. When I first saw the priest bringing the hands of the Bible and the question mark together, I thought it was depicting a wedding. A closer look showed the boxing gloves and whistle.
I love that the cartoon has overtones of both – and of course, being married and fighting are not mutually exclusive!
The Bible contains questions, and raises questions, and so any suggestion that there is an inherent opposition between the Bible and questions is patently wrong, despite the fact that many continue to think that.
The Bible and questions belong together. What God has joined, let no man put asunder. Not even the fundamentalists who claim to be the defender of the Bible and God and yet have profoundly misunderstood the nature of both.