thread: 2005-08-05 : Going Home

On 2005-08-07, KingstonC wrote:

You say that the Abraham and Issac story is about a test of faith. I agree. God tested Abraham to see if his fath was stronger than his ethics, and when he knew that they were, he let issac go.
But, we may ask, why would god want to know that Abraham's faith was greater than his ethics if all of gods requests would be ethical? You don't ask sombody to choose between two things if the two things are always going to be the same.
In the end, it doesn't matter that God stayed Abraham's hand in the end. God shows his true colors just by asking the question.

J-Yes, faith is all about you, your brain, and the people you love. But you, your brain, and the brains of the people you love do not exist in a vaccum. They are all effected by culture, and in the western world at least, one cannot talk about culture and faith without talking about the bible, which is the prime shaper of our cultures view of faith. So, It's not beside the point.


This makes JB go "Go read Hyperion"
It's got a cool take on the Abraham story.

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