Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Conundrum

When debating religion in the past, on several occasions an opponent has attempted to use Rev. 22:18-19 to demonstrate that the canon is closed, and therefore any further LDS scriptures are false by definition. Using such an argument creates an interesting situation: either the opponent is unaware that such a view is untenable in the light of NT scholarship (because, chronologically, Revelation was not the final book of scripture written), or they are aware that the argument is bad, but they use it anyway.

Currently, I find myself in a situation somewhat similar: I cannot decide if the party in question, ostensibly an expert in the realm that his remarks address, is woefully uniformed (perhaps simply illogical), or if he is being blatantly disingenuous.

Either way, his credibility has turned to ash.

1 comment:

Bryce said...

I'm curious what this is about. Shoot me an email if you feel like sharing.