A letter disputing the article on “Sex, Lies, and the Bible” was recently posted in your letters section on Nov. 20. To quote the letter, “Such lines as … any serious investigation negates their claims as false … were way off the mark” and are “not the kind of broad, sweeping claim(s) this particular author is qualified to make.”

I will also “concede that there are superficial discrepancies in current bibles,” but many of these are far more than superficial. The Gospels’ origins give you an idea of where these discrepancies may come from. The Gospels were told as part of Christian oral tradition for nearly a century before they were written down as collections that were interpreted differently. The current biblical canon of the four Gospels wasn’t created until 1545 at the Council of Trent, over 1500 years after Jesus’ death, and even these Gospels have slight differences from one another. Finally, this was all written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and for us, finally translated into English, with our own colloquialisms like “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.”

If you want to know more, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_canon.

I support the message of the Bible, but it seems some Christians have interpreted it in a way to form to their beliefs, and not form their beliefs from its lessons. I wish more Christians would know what they’re talking about when it comes to what they consider a way of life.

Nick DelMas
Computer science sophomore

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