- Mar 8, 2006
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- Portland, Oregon
Yes, by definition, what you have admitted to doing is in fact proof texting. You have a dogmatic conclusion that you want to persuade us to embrace. You have handpicked those patristic quotes, apparently removed from their proper context, that support your dogma (excluding those patristic quotes that don't?). And you are presenting those handpicked quotes as evidence for the point you want to prove. That, jckstraw, is proof texting.jckstraw72 said:[But proof texts don't prove a consensus.]
how have i proof texted? I posted ECFs specifically saying its impermissible to interpret the days of creation allegorically and more recent Saints who explicitly wrote against evolution, and you call that proof texting?
A proof text taken out of context is merely a pretext.