Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Reader's Post #1088- The New King James Version Bible: Corinthians I and II

I'm finding it difficult to talk about these books. I've made it this far into the Bible and avoided (I think) stepping on any toes, but I've been finding Paul, the narrator, really off-putting. I really don't want to offend, but let's just say, he's quite an opinionated fellow. And the thing about opinions is, if you spout enough some things will make sense and appeal to people, and then there'll be stuff that sort of make them want to slam on the brakes.

Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

This site talks about the passage, defending it by saying it's not to be taken literally and it's to be taken in context, and to be honest it all seems rather convenient. The problem is, when Paul goes and says something we do agree with, do we say it wasn't meant to be taken literally and that we have to remember the context? 

Paul writes 13 of the books of the New Testament... this might prove difficult.

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