Comment: Here's the problem:

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Here's the problem:

Saying that the Bible says "this" or the Bible says "that" is not that easy. The Bible contains many things, but you have to know how to interpret it. This is called hermeneutics and it is not even necessarily a religious thing, it is a academic thing.

Let me give you an example, you may read a recipe book. It may say in one place "add 1 tsp of salt" and in another it may say "add 3 tablespoons of salt". You may say, "See! it contradicts itself! It's flawed and wrong!" My point is you have to understand who wrote it, who was the audience, why was it written and the context. And then ask questions like, 'is there any amplifying information we've been given to help understand this?'.

This principle of sound hermeneutics applies to all books, and all religious texts. People (including myself) should not be so quick to claim they know what the Bibles says or does not say. (P.S. I have a MA in Biblical Studies for full disclosure).

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics." -Thomas Jefferson