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Thread: Religion: is the cultural compulsion a theological obligation?

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    Re: Religion: is the cultural compulsion a theological obligation?

    "Again the debate is not about me." sg

    "You're being awfully sensitive about this." pt #60
    Perhaps.

    But even a hyper-sensitive posting member has a right to engage in dialogue without being dragged into ad hom.

    Shouldn't posted comments address the topic? Or at least, comments in response to previous posted comments ostensibly about the topic?
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    Re: Religion: is the cultural compulsion a theological obligation?

    Quote Originally Posted by soylentgreen View Post
    A more in depth analysis can be given if needed. Pointing out only a few of the faults is all that is required. Credentials need not be offered at all as the debate is about what is said, not who is saying it.
    All you say regarding the quality of the literature is that it's "badly written" and that it "often gives very one dimensional characters and plots that contradict other stories." That's not exactly a substantive analysis. No clue given as to whether you're referring to the OT or NT or both or whether "badly written" refers to tone or word choice or what.

    If you're willing to offer such a broad, sweeping indictment of a book that others find well-enough written to teach college courses on its value as literature, you should be able to provide more than a cheap throwaway dismissal.

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    Re: Religion: is the cultural compulsion a theological obligation?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    You're being awfully sensitive about this.
    Am i? How nice of you to point that out.

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    Re: Religion: is the cultural compulsion a theological obligation?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    All you say regarding the quality of the literature is that it's "badly written" and that it "often gives very one dimensional characters and plots that contradict other stories." That's not exactly a substantive analysis. No clue given as to whether you're referring to the OT or NT or both or whether "badly written" refers to tone or word choice or what.

    If you're willing to offer such a broad, sweeping indictment of a book that others find well-enough written to teach college courses on its value as literature, you should be able to provide more than a cheap throwaway dismissal.
    That would be because i was critiquing the book as badly written rather than picking out specific faults in the narrative. Other broad problems of the book is that not only is it written by multiple authors it has been edited by multiple editors giving it the dysfunction in the details not matching at times. This carries through the ot and nt. if i was going to get specific then i would mention the faults to the specific chapters. Another critique could be that fact that times have changes and the readers themselves are more literate and demand better from a book that cannot deliver.

    I could keep going on but what bother when the point is already made. Now it is just a case of sitting back and dealing with those who will never be satisfied and will always demand more and more. Your basic argument would be that because the critiques are not infinite then it has failed to critique.

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