A Great Explanation of How Cherry Picking the Bible Works

During my deconversion process I came to realize how much cherry picking Christianity does with the bible. I had a new awareness of how Christians explain away the distasteful things in the bible while embracing the things they like. I came across this article today that does a good job of explaining how this process works that I thought might be enlightening for some of my readers.

Cherry Picking the Bible: A Perplexing Phenomenon

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2 thoughts on “A Great Explanation of How Cherry Picking the Bible Works

  1. It was a very good article, but I’m sorry. The part I truly loved was;
    “If you are going to do something, do it well.” Charles Manson.

  2. I came across your website after searching on the internet for an article to satisfy a school assignment: to find an article by someone who left Christianity, and to write an essay on my opinions. Part of the essay prompt included the words, “What would you say to her?” And since there is a convenient place here to leave my comments, I will do so!

    As a Christian, there are many points I could discuss with you. But I understand that you have already made up your mind in the heavy questions of life, so I might as well address something more specific, and more in line with this post.

    The very assumption behind posts like this is that Christians are trying to reconcile the God of the Old Testament with modern international law, and they will suppress places in the Bible where God would seem like a bully under that inclusive lens. But it is important to understand that Christianity is an entirely different worldview, not a one-size-fits-all beliefs system that can be adapted to fit people’s preconceived notions. My father graduated from theological seminary, and when he was there, he studied the entire Bible, not just the “good” parts. We do not simply attempt to “explain away” the “bad” parts. We know all about them.

    All God’s actions in the Old Testament, New Testament, or anywhere else, had one express purpose: to make himself known. That might seem like a really selfish thing to do, but if you are the God who created the universe and morality itself, you can do whatever you want.

    I think this ties in quite well with a rather simple issue, that of respect. You yourself have said that you have nothing but respect for Christians, like the ones who were willing to be there for you in your struggle. I believe that this post does not engage Christianity in a respectful way. Rather, it seems that its purpose is to bring up unanswerable claims against Christianity.

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