With our record postings below on “Watcha Mean…” it would be helpful to narrow the discussion a bit. There is a special knowledge when interpreting sacred texts from Armstrong’s type. That is, we assume as moderns that we can ‘trump’ Scripture (and Tradition) by appealing to science–especially the social sciences (we’ve talked about this some before). In other words, our idea of justice, fairness, rights, etc. carries more weight than the views of biblical writers and those who have passed on our faith. Current discussion around sexuality is case and point.
Therefore, there is a huge problem in the way we discern and are able to discuss issues of morality and spiritual practice. One’s personal spirituality trumps the historic Christian faith. Is there a ‘true’ Christian spirituality, or is all up for grabs.