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The Big Picture

'Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? Morons.' -- Vizzini from "The Princess Bride"

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Bible Moment to Remember

No, this is not a post about Christmas. Rather a holiday tragedy. CNN put up a news story about a woman in San Francisco who killed her sons.

When I read something like this, I have to wonder. There are so many Old Testament stories which describe how God talked to some person, who went out and did what God requested. It always had to do with killing someone, from one's son, to one's daughter, to entire civilizations. Yet today, when a person goes out and kills their sons or daughters, or groups of people and claims, "God told me to do it" they are called insane. So, what if all those biblical heroes lived and performed their actions in the name of God today? Would they be called insane, or would they be honored as prophets of God like they are in the Old Testament?

If I were a Christian and believed that the Bible were true, then there would be no way I could deny that God actually did talk to that person who just killed their children or some other group of people in God's name and at His behest.

For that would be duplicitous.

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