Um, I didn’t actually say that
I’ve been blogging for a few years and I’ve got in to a few debates. One thing that continually surprises me is how easy it is to be misinterpreted. It is often by people who claim that scripture is abundantly clear and they have the correct intrepretation of it. I have to wonder. If people don’t understand the text that I write and we are speaking the same language and are in the same culture how much more difficult would it be understand something that was written 2000 years ago in another language.
When I debate people I often find that people aren’t actually debating me. They are debating a charictature of me. I think there is temptation to assume that if a person holds position X they must be one of “those people” and hold position Y and z. This goes for people all across the spectrum.
I think everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt. I never expected so many people to starting debating who I am and miss what I actually say.