Monday, June 23, 2008

Dobson @ War

Saw another article from James Dobson via the associated press. Now let me say that there is a great deal that has been done by Dobson that I greatly respect. I think he is a man in love with God and desires other people to love God as well. However, I think the guy is as biased and opinionated as the next guy. My favorite quote from him in the article was, "I think he's [Barack Obama] deliberately distorting the traditional understanding of the Bible to fit his own worldview, his own confused theology." You know what James? I actually agree with you on this one. However, I would not just point that finger at Barack Obama. I think James Dobson points out the fundamental problem with everyone when it comes to the Bible. Everyone had their own interpretation and opinion. Millions of people read the Bible and come up with a million different interpretations and ways of living out that Scripture in their lives. Guess what? Even the great James Dobson does it. The worldview of James Dobson is the one that has been formulated based upon his own reading of Scripture. Is it all wrong? No! Is it all right? No! One day Mr. Dobson is going to kick the bucket and discover that he wasn't always right and his interpretation of the Bible, politics, religion, and everything else was not on target. The same thing will happen to Barack Obama, John McCain, George W. Bush, and you and me. Everyone deliberately distorts Scripture. Why? Because we don't understand it completely and we tend to read, understand, and interpret things based upon our own biases and ways of understanding things. I do not think Obama or McCain has the right way of reading the Bible. But to be honest I don't think Dobson has is 100% right either. I think the important thing is to increase the number of people you can learn from and grow from. It might be hard to swallow James, but maybe just maybe there is a chance that Senator Obama and Senator McCain might actually have some stuff right and might be okay to lead this country. Speak your mind James but remember that the imperfection label fits us all.