I , therefor I am.
ShieldAxe, here’s my problem with scriptural critiques, which amount to nothing more than picking at the corpse that is the bible: it ultimately serves no purpose. We who are way beyond the thing have no personal use for it. And the poor sots who have been sold out by their own fears won’t give up their ‘security blanket’ unless you can give them a new one. And we both know the truth is that there is no ‘security blanket’.
The christian who is ignorant of the bible is no more likely to be troubled when confronted by its incoherence and inconsistency than one who, aware of its weaknesses, rationalizes them away. It’s an addiction to ‘certainty’, a terminal disease of fear.