I've gotten a kick out of this Twitter account, written by someone who teaches Biblical Studies for an undisclosed university. The author writes:
These are actual statements from assignments turned in by my students. They're...um..interesting
As one who remembers completing many seminary assignments late at night, I probably delivered a few incoherent one-liners myself. Here are some of the funniest from the Twitter feed:
- "When you think about it, what we have going on today actually makes the biblical times seem more structured and balanced."
- "I think sometimes people use the lack of evidence to try and disprove an idea."
- "Gen 1-3 shows us the wrong and right way to go about everything we do." (For example, let's say you are doing auto repair...)
- "I don't believe the purpose of Genesis is to create some sort of family tree to trace us all back to God." (Good to know.)
- "Until the Industrial Revolution, the majority of Americans held on to the sacred ideas of individual salvation and limited government."
- "Marcus Borg almost sounds sure that the bibles parables aren't literally true. I don't want to call him arrogant, but he sure seems to be."
- "I myself have been subject to not always understanding text of the Bible in a more sufficient way due to my mind set."
- "This was an interesting read. It made me look deeper than I generally care to look at things."
- "Tim Keller did not impress me, he may be very knowledgable about the Bible but does he have a genuine concern for people seeking God? "
- "Each of the panelists had their own perceptions of what they felt was right." (Who would have guessed?)
- "I relish in this statement because it gives me justification and clarity for something I already believed before hand."
- "Brueggemann said Gen 1 need to be understood as an older, extant liturgical tradition on creation. This meant it should be taken literally"
- "I feel that politics never really played a part in the lives of the Israelite's as much as just having God be the center of their lives."