Unhomogenized Bible

Sabio Lantz shared the above image in a post that addresses the way “the Bible says” is used to slip past major issues, such as “Which Bible?” and “Which author?” and “What is the Bible?” Click through to read the entire post.

The image of homogenization is particularly apt. The only way to homogenize something with a great deal of diversity is to grind it up into particularly small pieces. And so if you are being served “Bible” in that form, do note that it has been turned from its original chunky form into baby food…

 

  • newenglandsun

    Wonderful post detailing one of the reasons I left Protestantism.

    There was nothing to stand on other than “the Bible says!”

  • http://triangulations.wordpress.com/ Sabio Lantz

    Thanx again James for the my posts and graphic works. For many of us, images can get an ideas across much better than paragraphs, eh?

    This “homogenization” process distorts the thinking of people in general, not just Christians and not just about their anthology. Western Buddhists who have Protestantized Buddhism distort Buddhist scriptures, Hindus have blur over centuries of religious thinking to make a unified “Hinduism” allusion. And many theist folks homogenize and simplify reality with their idealized, comforting Yahweh or Allah. For as you said,

    The only way to homogenize something with a great deal of diversity is to grind it up into particularly small pieces.

    Your quote reminded me of my post called, Homogenizing Reality with “God”.

    Image here:


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