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Lost at the Mall and Other Parental Contradictions

Lost at the Mall and Other Parental Contradictions

Nailed it! After all these years I’ve finally confirmed what skeptics have been telling me for years. The Bible is full of contradictions. In fact, Jesus contradicted himself. In the gospel of Matthew Jesus scolded religious lawyers who taught people it was better to give their money to the local synagogue than use it to care for their aging parents (Matt. 15:4-6). Honor your parents. Don’t gyp them! But how does that square with the account of another individual in the gospel of Luke? Being asked to follow Jesus he responded, “Let me first go and bury my father.” In surprising contrast to Matthew 15 Jesus told him his excuse was unacceptable. “Leave the dead to bury their own dead” (Luke 9:60). That’s harsh…and it contradicts Matthew 15. Thus the Bible is clearly whack.