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Abraham has passed God's test of devotion

What is wrong with this sentence? Let me rephrase that: what is not wrong with this sentence? Abraham has never existed, God ditto. And is devotion something that should be tested? Is 'devotion' a honorable character trait, or should the afflicted see a psychiatrist?

We do not hear what Abraham hears, do not see what Abraham sees, true as those experiences may be.

The mental institutions are teeming with people hearing 'things', seeing 'things' and experiencing 'things'. In this light the 'know' in "part of what we know to be true — as individuals or communities of faith — will be true for us alone", has little to do with 'knowlegde'.

This is not hard to understand.

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:38:02 UTC | #619966