That Doesn’t Exactly Settle It

Joel Watts shared this on Facebook. I think that more qualifications need to be added below the “God said it” since this still gives the impression that we have God-authored exact words which, if we could just interpret them correctly, then we’d get the right answer. It isn’t just the presence of human interpretation in the process of reading, understanding, and applying, but that what we have to begin with are human words about the divine, and not divinely-authored words.

But it is still a useful T-shirt…

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  • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

    wonder what we could put under the first premise…

    God said it
    (at least we hope he did)

    God said it
    (using people)

    God said it
    (but doesn’t mean she didn’t say a lot of other things too)

    God said it
    (*God *said *it are open for discussion)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Make images with each of them, share them, and see which is more popular! :-)

  • http://blog.christilling.de Chris Tilling

    God said it
    (or better God “sanctified” these entirely human texts for his purposes)