Oh, it’s more than that. They have declared that they have authority over and above scripture. It’s a fundamental contradiction in their claims and one which points to intellectual dishonesty, at the least.
quote: I see your point but do you see theirs? If there is no consensus on what is and is not authoritive, one may as well throw the book away and start from scratch...which is kinda what we do here.
Authority doesn’t require inerrancy. You don’t have to insist that the creation stories are literally true for the Bible to be authoritative on what matters. Nor do you have to paper over the cracks in the nativity stories or the accounts of Judas’ death. But they wouldn’t allow you to accept the contradictions with reality nor between different stories.
And what worth is authority based on a lie ? Because that is what they are selling.
quote: Sometimes it IS something that they make up.
Maybe some non-inerrantists get it wrong, sometimes. But I will bet you can come up with very few - if any - cases where a non-inerrantist arbitrarily invented a fact to contradict the Bible. On the other hand I’ve seen more than one implausible story invented to reconcile the different accounts of Judas death.
quote: Scripture must be interpreted. It says nothing on its own, apart from interpretation. Often biblical critics interpret Scripture very naively and anachronistically
I am aware of some cases, but it is rare for them to be much worse than some inerrantists I’ve run into on this forum. I’m also aware that more than once you’ve baselessly accused people of making anachronistic readings.