Is the Bible hate literature?
"Manual for Hate" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
The Bible has inspired incredible feats of love. It's also fueled unspeakable hatred.
What people do to others in the name of love, in the name of God, in the name of Jesus!
Do you ever wonder where they get their instructions?
Something I often think about: what came first, the bible or the mind? In other words, do I think hateful thoughts and find scriptures to support those? Or, has the scripture help shape those hateful thoughts?
Men wrote the bible. They were immersed in their times and cultures. They imputed their ideologies into the text. We impute our ideologies when we read the text. We can bend anything to fit our agendas. This is the nature of hermeneutics.
Actually, I think it is a cycle. A vicious one.
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