Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Reponse to joelmartin
http://livingtext.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/i-cant-interpret-the-bible-but-i-can-interpret-history/ joelmartin: How slanderous of you to call me an apostate. Before God I demand that you retract this statement or provide proof of it's truth. Also, I NEVER have said that I can interpret history perfectly. This is another false statement that needs retraction and apology. It also ammounts to a straw man. If by "interpreting history perfectly" you mean looking for churches that claims to have a sacramental teaching authority and then using reason to see which one has the best claim, then yes, that is what I did. It is not that hard to do. There are only 2 real contenders. One does not need anywhere near a perfect "interpretation" of history to do this! This is polar opposite from the protestant who arrogates authority to decide for himself his interpretation. If you can not see the difference between me giving the assent of faith to the church's interpretation on the one hand, and DOING the interpreting on the other hand, then what can I say... you have had too much schooling and have lost all common sense perhaps. The difference is crystal clear to me. And the more protestants use this tu quoque form of argument, which has been soundly defeated, the more crowded the Tiber will get with all of us simple minded proles that can call a spade a spade. -David M.
Posted by David Meyer at 10:58 AM