Well, it’s Friday. My work week was pretty busy, so this will be a short Friday Fun post, but I do have two new memes to share!
This is a response to one of the most pervasive and ridiculous, yet rhetorically effective, arguments from the young-earth camp, that the views of the Genesis creation accounts held by yours truly (and shared by such other compromising, second-class believers as C.S. Lewis, Billy Graham and Dietrich Bonhoeffer) are “just man’s opinion,” while their views of the same passages are “a plain reading” and “taking God at his word.”
No doubt you’ve encountered this same argument. It’s often used as an escape hatch for YEC proponents to duck out of a discussion when scripture, logic and reason get uncomfortably close to their core beliefs.
But that’s not why it needs to go away. It needs to go away because it’s patently false.
The only difference is that we don’t claim our honest, reasoned — and yet, human, and therefore, fallible — interpretations as perfect and inerrant, and on the same level as the very mind of the living God.
As this meme says, it’s impossible to avoid interpreting the Bible, unless you simply don’t read the Bible. Hey, you know — actually — that would explain a lot.
This second one makes a similar point. One of the reasons I started this website (and especially the reason I adopted the tone and style that I have) is I became tired of YEC proponents’ arrogant, un-Christlike attempts to belittle and marginalize the views of those who don’t read the Genesis creation stories as literal history.
Consider this meme one small effort to shove them back into their place. Share in good health, and have yourselves a great weekend.