Posted: Jan 07, 2012 11:17 am
by Doubtdispelled
GakuseiDon wrote:It does seem to be a social sin here to treat discussions of the Bible seriously, even if you think the whole thing is rubbish.

GakuseiDon wrote:So the Mark author put those words into Jesus' mouth to support this.

Leaving aside the fact that the former sentence doesn't even really make sense...

People have a hard time taking discussions of the babble seriously for lots of reasons, one of which is admirably demonstrated by the latter sentence quoted. Social sin doesn't even get a look in. It doesn't need to.