Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Use of Analogy

Sometimes analogies and examples can help, but sometimes they just make things more confusing. I think the "government" discussion would go a lot farther if everyone refrained from further analogies or real-life examples until the basics are hammered out. It might also make the posts shorter and easier to read. Just a thought...

5 comments:

Geoff said...

Sorry, it's a guy thing. It's kind of a package deal.

Geoff said...

Heck, Jesus himself was all about analogies. It's all he used, for a while.

healthily sanguine said...

Yes, but the difference is that Our Lord was not primarily concerned with conducting an intellectual debate with the Pharisees. He just wanted to show them Himself . . .

Geoff said...

He just wanted to show them Himself? The One who said, "I am the Truth?" That's what I'm trying to do, too.

Fezzick said...

I think Christ was quite willing to engage in intellectual debate with those who were willing to do so with Him. The thing to remember about the Pharisees is precisely that: they weren't there to seek the truth. They were there to be politicians; to use Christ's words against Him. Needless to say, Christ had no time for them.