Conversation with a Good-Natured and Confused Person

concerning the question “What are the gospels about?” is happening over at the Register.

"You do know that this blog post has nothing to do with Moore, right?"

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""The more the guy talks, the more I believe his victims."Well, of course one believes ..."

Simcha Fisher on the Weirdness at ..."
""As is my custom, when multiple women with nothing to gain and no axe to ..."

Simcha Fisher on the Weirdness at ..."
"I know a couple catholic priests who were accused with allegations like those w/Moore and ..."

Simcha Fisher on the Weirdness at ..."

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  • http://www.dailybread.net.nz Brendon

    It says in the article: “The key to understanding a text is not to ask, “What does it mean to me?” but “What did it mean to the people who wrote it?””

    Wouldn’t the real key to understanding a text just be the simpler question of “what does it mean?” rather than the two options in the quore above?

    • Mark Shea

      No.

    • Ted Seeber

      Unfortunately not- because in human beings, bias cannot be eliminated on either side of the equation.

      The hardest thing to learn about communication is to avoid the illusion that it has occurred.