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2.20.2008

Words that simply can't be countered


The persistent straw man that "kjv-onliers" are dumb fundamentalists who don't know anything about the sacred academic discipline of textual criticism, or language, or history, is a bit tired at this point. It seems those most angry at the traditional text side are stuck at the stage of the sixteen year old boy who has discovered his first seminary library (or even public library) and is living the angry, unending epiphany that his fundamentalist father or preacher or townfolk were too stupid to know such libraries existed or did know it and were keeping such knowledge away from him.

None of that maturing and psychological drama has anything to do with the fact that the Alexandrian manuscripts are more corrupt than an edition of Pilgrim's Progress that's passed through the care of an Islamic publishing house.

3 Comments:

Blogger Turretinfan said...

It seems to me to be a sweeping negative generalization (stereotype) rather than a straw man per se. It is still tiresome, of course.

February 20, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger thnuhthnuh said...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=BVXjw4jd61M
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tdld8KGEm7E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tdld8KGEm7E
http://youtube.com/watch?v=UYPVUp7zAMo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8qioE1HIUV0

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1ChCDnY94
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AaEFwC1LN5U

February 23, 2008 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger thnuhthnuh said...

Ooops. Third should be
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NuEm62KSRxg

Enjoy...

February 23, 2008 at 11:18 AM  

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