In a letter, appearing in the Oct. 12 edition, Dr. Milton Scarborough, religion professor at Centre College, clearly identified the weakness of citing Scripture as affirmation for political nuance. His objectivity will have its detractors, but his observations need to be affirmed and in that light, I seek to do so. In today's political climate, coupled with the encroaching societal aberrations as defined by some who embrace Christianity as a faith system, the urgency to rebuff those Christians who are seen as liberal or unenlightened becomes the catalyst for citing Scripture as the bedrock foundation upon which their argument is based.
No argument, based upon that which Scripture is suppose to affirm, is valid when talking to one who does not accept Scripture as important. Indeed, there are those who do not accept Christian faith as valid nor does Jesus Christ have any meaningful part in their lives. The effort to substantiate a political position by using Scripture as the sole affirmation of support is lost, not only upon those who reject the premise from a non-religious point of view, but it is lost among Christians who read Scripture from differing points of view.