Conversation with a Good-Natured and Confused Person

Conversation with a Good-Natured and Confused Person April 25, 2012

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

""Disingenuous? No. Sarcastic, yes."No, disingenuous. In a discussion about what the Catholic Church actually believes ..."

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"Disingenuous? No. Sarcastic, yes.I don't want to get into a discussion about the reliability of ..."

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"That's a disingenuous response. If you want to argue the reliability of the Gospels in ..."

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"Oh did Jesus speak English?"

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  • 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.