Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bible Argh from Newsweek

All over Facebook and Twitter is Newsweek's completely incompetent article on marriage and the Bible:
First, while the Bible and Jesus say many important things about love and family, neither explicitly defines marriage as between one man and one woman. And second, as the examples above illustrate, no sensible modern person wants marriage—theirs or anyone else's —to look in its particulars anything like what the Bible describes.
Stunning incompetence and illogic like this will be ripped to shreds on both liberal and conservative blogs. Should be a fun few days of reading. But it is the kind of thing that just begs the question of why Newsweek couldn't find some scholars of marriage and the Bible to write this piece. Or at least, find someone who had read Leviticus or the Gospel of Mark.