science and faith

Recently an e-friend of mine got a tattoo. And talked about it online. He is a Christian with a big following online. Well, the resulting very public hostility is enough to put anyone off Christianity.

You can divide “Bible-believing Christians” into three: those who think the Bible forbids tattoos; those who think the Bible allows tattoos; those who think the Bible does not provide a position on tattoos and leaves it up to you.

Then there’s smacking your kids – again three positions “taught from the Bible”: you mustn’t; you should; make up your own mind.

So that’s already 9 options: tattoo-wearing, kid-smacking; tattoo-wearing, kid-not-smacking;…

Halloween: the Bible is against it; the Bible allows it; the Bible says – make up your own mind. That’s 27 options: tattoo-wearing, kid-smacking, Halloween-celebrating,…

Divorce; women teaching men; 243 options…

The Bible is inerrant, authoritative, or infallible – 729 options

Baptism is for adults only; communion is only for the baptised; homosexuality; 19,683 options…

The Trinity; the divinity of Christ;…

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