Member jaywill in Condemn gay marriage, or just gay rape? also made me think of this with his continual referral of MANY different versions of the bible, sometimes even finding a word in a verse that is only in some obscure version.
So, while it may lead to "which version is the inspired word of god?", that isn't so much my rub as is the question "why do you choose one version over the other in a particular instance to suit your argument, then a different version for a different argument?".
"What can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof."-Hitch.
I am beginning to wonder how it is even possible to discuss/debate the bible (or possibly ANY religious text) when the verbiage can be changed willy nilly and can be read just about any way imaginable. Not only that, but someone can interpret the bible in an obscure manner and who is to tell them they are actually wrong (sans a major change to what is written)?"What can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof."-Hitch.