Rewriting the Bible: The Gospel According to Liberals

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  1. Revmitchell

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    When liberals and their media allies have an agenda to push, they’ll use any tool at hand. The left often rails against the presence of religion in civic life, mocking conservative Christians as “Taliban” agitating for theocracy. But other times, they find faith to be a handy weapon to bludgeon conservatives. And they’ll go so far as to reinterpre

    t and rewrite the Bible to justify any liberal cause, no matter how outrageous.

    In 2010, MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry summed up this strategy in her call for “re-imagining the Bible as a tool of progressive social change.” Huffington Post contributor Mike Lux embraced Harris-Perry’s advice, writing that the Bible embodies “all kinds” of “liberal, lefty, progressive values.”

    The Media Research Center’s Culture and Media Institute analyzed the various ways liberals and the media have used and abused the Bible to mock religion, attack conservatives and justify left-wing policy.

    Harris-Perry’s “re-imagining” of the Bible has become a favorite liberal tactic, as journalists and politicians have cited it to promote socialism, gay marriage, abortion and a host of other progressive policies. Washington Post “On Faith” contributor Anthony Stevens-Arroyo argued that the Bible was the inspiration for Karl Marx’s dictum “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” Huffington Post contributor Kittredge Cherry claimed Jesus Christ was a homosexual: “Christ lives in every individual of every different shade of sexual orientation and gender identity.” Writer Nynia Chance proclaimed that the Bible supported abortion on RH Reality Check: “there’s times where the Bible states God commands that one [abortion] take place.”

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  2. church mouse guy

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    Also, they like to say that only one gospel mentions a certain event and then they go quote the Sermon on the Mount.

    I think the classic one in my lifetime was that so many were saying that there was no record of Pontius Pilate and that there may not have been such a person, which seems strange because the Romans kept such good records. They found a tablet with Pilate's title and name which the Crusaders and turned faced down and used for a paving stone. The liberals never admitted that they were wrong and never mentioned the subject again.
     
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    You are correct my friend. They will tell you to get over it, it was in the past, but they never forget to bring up the other side's past.
     
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    Let me tell you that I am from a town of 20,000 in Indiana and I heard all about the unlikely historicity of Pilate as a high school student in the 1950s. And the subject was repeated more than once. Another one that went through our town was that Jesus must have spent His childhood in India where He learned ancient wisdom. I still read that one now and then but I just laugh at it because of the depravity of India.

    Thanks for writing! Scientific archeology has been a great setback for liberal theology and higher criticism, hasn't it?
     
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    So true! The Hittites are a group of people that many scholars said wasn't a people and would point to the Bible to prove the Bible to be incorrect. Then in the late 1800's proof was found of them.
     

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