5 thoughts on “The Adventures of Ashley Madder: Chapter Two, Page Six

  1. It’s almost like she’s never read the bible, just had selected bits quoted at her by people with agendas.

    • I read somewhere that at one time or maybe even still, Catholics are to trust the bible to the priests rather than read it themselves.

      • That’s why King James had it translated to English, better that the people be able to read it themselves rather than trust the priest’s translations and paraphrasing from Latin and Hebrew.

        • And yet, there seems to be a lot of “cherry picking” amongst the protestants, and the bible continues to be unclear.

          • The papist G.K. Chesterton gave the reason Christians shouldn’t read the Bible without advice in his story “The Sign of the Broken Sword”:
            “”Sir Arthur St. Clare, as I have already said, was a man who read his Bible. That was what was the matter with him. When will people understand that it is useless for a man to read his Bible unless he also reads everybody else’s Bible? A printer reads a Bible for misprints. A Mormon reads his Bible, and finds polygamy; a Christian Scientist reads his, and finds we have no arms and legs. St. Clare was an old Anglo-Indian Protestant soldier. Now, just think what that might mean; and, for Heaven’s sake, don’t cant about it. It might mean a man physically formidable living under a tropic sun in an Oriental society, and soaking himself without sense or guidance in an Oriental Book. Of course, he read the Old Testament rather than the New. Of course, he found in the Old Testament anything that he wanted—lust, tyranny, treason. Oh, I dare say he was honest, as you call it. But what is the good of a man being honest in his worship of dishonesty?”


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