Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Stuck in the middle with You

Various folks have blogged on David Cameron's favourite Bible passage, and the comments that this is the "central message" of the Bible. I did enjoy Archdruid Eileen's viewpoint.

I suppose it isn't a definitive answer, but apparently someone asked Jesus what the central message of the Bible is. Or at least, the greatest commandment.

I shouldn't like to argue.

7 comments:

Tristan Miller said...

Well, to be fair, when Jesus was asked that question only the first half of the Bible had been written. Cameron's favourite quote comes from the post-Jesus section.

Kathryn Rose said...

Tristan -- yes. This is why I said "I suppose it isn't a definitive answer".

mstevens said...

I'm going to have to put my personal money on

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Kathryn Rose said...

mstevens,

Interesting. Why?

mstevens said...

Well the way I read it the *intent* is to say "knowing about christianity is great".

But I read it as a more general message that knowledge is very valuable and powerful in all sorts of good ways.

mstevens said...

Plus for me to like it, it has to be a) something I can take as non-christian and b) inside my very limited mental stock of bible quotes.

marnanel said...

Bertrand Russell, who of course was no particular friend of Christianity, nevertheless claimed a favourite Bible verse, Exodus 23:2: "thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil". (The relevance of this to the original post will be left undefined herein.)