What is a conservative's favorite Bible passage?
Am I my brother's keeper?
But it is also much used in the writings of more altruistic people. The sermon can never change the sacred text, only the context. Out of its context more than not, the passage gets kindly but thoroughly misused even by the most humane people. The closer the reading stays to the context, the more we get of the original intent of the passage. I like this example of the better usage. The usage I understand is that the question is a sneering disavowal by a murderer and its not meant to be answered. Anyone who thinks it is a deep question about the lines to be drawn around individualism is tragically mistaken and needs to reread Genesis.
How does the devil quote scripture to his own advantage? One line at a time.
Posted by GreenSmile to A Bomb a nation at 11/19/2006 10:01:00 AM