Frank Schaeffer is a writer and author of fiction and nonfiction.
You lost me at John Whitehead. Best of luck to you.
FS: I end my book with the story of Christ and the woman taken in adultery. I do it for a good reason. When you are trying to follow Christ, which I am as a Christian, that means following Christ’s example in the ways he treated people. And the way he treated the woman who was taken in adultery who showed faithlessness was to give her faithfulness. He not only gave her another chance but his example broke and superseded the Old Testament law which was incredibly harsh in this instance. Christ essentially set a higher example. "You do realize that this story is considered a late addition to the gospel of John, right? Textual scholars consider it to have been added to scriptures at a later date. If you've read any Bart Ehrman, and I highly recommend reading his books, you'd know that this is a bad choice for an example of "what Jesus did" since he probably didn't...Thought you might be interested in this Dan Dennett video as it somewhat describes the middle ground between belief and disbelief you seem to want to promote.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_9w8JougLQ
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