Straining Out Two Corinthians

Straining Out Two Corinthians January 20, 2016

Woe to you, Evangelicals and fundamentalists!

It struck me, in discussing the flap about Donald Trump saying “Two Corinthians” rather than “Second Corinthians,” the reaction says a lot about conservative Evangelicalism. Conservative and fundamentalist Evangelicals will react more strongly to how you refer to the Bible, than to a betrayal of the Bible’s moral teachings.

And hence my paraphrase of Jesus’ saying about straining out a gnat (to avoid impurity) and yet swallowing a camel, which has a pun in Aramaic, and which is about focusing on minutiae while ignoring weightier matters.

And of course, there are other puns that one can make…

Concern for minutiae trumps weightier matters


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