Friday, 9 November 2007

Words from the Wise

SOOO, as I stated formerly, my life pretty much revolves around school these days. Here are a few gems from my Theology class this morning, all uttered by the prof:

"YHWH is an amalgam of the gods of the middle east."

"The Trinity as the concept we see today did not arise until about the fourth century, as an interpretation of the Greek texts. That's not what the original New Testament means at all."

"The Bible is a literary truth, not a historical truth."

"We can't say ours is the only way, and that it never changes, and that we know it all. Of course it changes! It changes all the time!"

"The Pope is absolutizing something that is only a part of the piece."

Anyone know how to deal with these?

Blackwolf: There are many paths to the same place. Trust me.
Hotchner: Just so you know, you sound like a fortune cookie.


Art said...

Pilate asks Jesus, "What is truth?"
In Romans 3:4 Paul says, "Let God be true, but every man a liar."

1 Corinthians 2:14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. (NIV)

From this, I would say that unless one knows God, one cannot really know or understand truth. To those that know truth, they also know how to discern lies.

Bri said...

Ah! That's crazy!
I'm so using that fortune cookie line sometime tehe. =D

Michael said...

Just remember that professors define profundity as an inverse to comprehensibility.