What’s the Bible good for?
Posted on August 4, 2011
You might enjoy reading this recent letter to the editor in the Minnesota newspaper Winona Daily News. The writer argues that the Bible is not a good source on either science or morality by citing unscientific and immoral passages from the Bible.
If you accept the argument outlined in the letter, this leaves the obvious question: if the Bible cannot inform us about how the world works (science), or help us learn how to live together in relative peace (morality), what is the Bible good for?