Wednesday, 27 April 2011
John Corvino's most recent article focuses on how all Christians read into the bible things that aren't there, utilizing the unspoken to confirm their own opinions. It is a spectacular piece.
I don’t like picking on my allies. I’m sure some readers will think, “If such beliefs make liberal Christians feel better, why not let them slide?”
Because the gay-rights battle isn’t freestanding, that’s why. It’s tied into other debates about freedom, religion, rationality, the role of government, the justification of moral norms, and so on. It’s not only our conclusions that matter, but also how we arrive at them.