Greg Perry of rightnerve suggests a couple new hermeneutics:
The Eight-Year Hermeneutic:
Definition: Ask an 8-year old, “What does this verse mean?” Almost always…you’ll hear what it means.
An 8-year old isn’t educated enough to spiritualize away obvious meanings. It takes a Master’s Degree in Theology or a serious reading of several dead Germans to become stupid enough to try that.
The Eight-Year Hermeneutic’s Corollary #1: If the 8-year old is home-educated, the hermeneutic’s accuracy rate increases 518.42%.
The Neo-Christianized Hermeneutic:
Definition: If most Christians say it, it’s probably wrong.
The Neo-Christianized Hermeneutic Corollary #1: In most cases, the more a Christian quotes a verse, the less likely it’s in the Bible.
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