A Response to Greg Laurie’s “For Some, the Bible is Offensive” Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... 2 thoughts on “A Response to Greg Laurie’s “For Some, the Bible is Offensive”” Add yours My reaction to the comment on Twitter was essentially the same: I don’t fear the Bible; I fear devout morons who want to impose their bibliolatry onto secular society. On the spurious quotes: I have occasionally made that error, forgetting that when a quote is just too deliciously perfect for whatever viewpoint I want to support, red flags should go up. But when I find out that I have erred, I make it a policy to post a public retraction and apology. The issue then is less about the fact that these spurious quotes from Washington and Lincoln were used than about the fact that there has been no public acknowledgment of the error. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I agree. More than likely Laurie got the quotes from one of the numerous sermon illustration or quote books that preachers tend to have. I still have a few of mine including ‘America’s God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations’ by William J. Federer. They make for great sermon fodder but little else. Just typical quote mining. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.