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  1. Detric said, on October 22, 2013 at 00:20

    it is true. Where does God say that the Bible is true? Well, of course, He balscaily says that in the Bible. We have to therefore all start from the premise that Bible is morally true, regardless of logic, and that the Bible leads to moral success regardless of whether or not it leads to pragmatic success in other more material ways. However, even if we all start from the premiss that the Bible gives us fundamental truth, can something fundamentally untrue be rationalized out of it? Is it really a direct authority on the particulars of every modern problem? What basic fundamental truths should we premiss the rest of our reasoning upon? Scout makes the more convincing rational and historical argument that America’s material success has always been in its freedom and acceptance of diversity. In the marketplace of cultures, we historically have been most successful when we have let the cultural values of our immigrants compete in the marketplace to see which ones work and which ones don’t, and then we adapt and blend them to some workable level of homogeneity, of cultural singularity. From our very founding, our cultural mores have been particularly accepting of religious diversity. The blatant lack of any mention of God or natural law in our founding document, the Constitution, is it’s own convincing testament to the philosophical authors’ (particularly Madison, Jefferson and Adams) desire for us to be religiously diverse. Such religious freedom and acceptance is as much a defining more of our culture as any other Christian value (and I do personally believe that it is a basic Christian value). Does this make us into the multicultural bugaboo that Tom fears so much? Well, I believe that to be somewhat “multicultural,” somewhat diverse and accepting of diversity, is part of what makes up our peculiar culture and it has done so from the beginning. To the point where, in order to melt successfully into our pot (not our stew), we ultimately require that immigrants also become accepting of the rest of the melt, we are also a cultural singularity. There are exceptions: Quakers, Hasidic Jews, and a few others have for some time been allowed to wall themselves off to maintain a cultural purity different from the mainstream, but these exceptions sort of prove the rule that we, as a culture, historically have a lot of tolerance for such things without getting out the pitchforks and driving such odd strangers from our midst.Tom found some Old Testament passages that he thinks gives justification to our changing this cultural more away from our standard acceptance and tolerance of diversity. It think Tom is confusing sanctimoniousness with Biblical sanctity. I happen to believe that the basic message and substance of the New Testament is acceptance and compassion – Jesus’ ability to see through and love the commonality each individual regardless of our outward differences. However, I will let someone else more qualified make the Biblical argument. Using the Bible as a weapon to beat off the poor and “uneducated” from coming over the border for work cannot be the Bible’s true purpose. Iit’s not the meaning that I have gleaned from it, but I don’t claim to be a Biblical scholar.

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