"When we turn the Bible into an adjective and stick it in front of another loaded word (like manhood, womanhood, politics, economics, marriage, and even equality), we tend to ignore or downplay the parts of the Bible that don’t fit our tastes. In an attempt to simplify, we try to force the Bible’s cacophony of voices into a single tone, to turn a complicated and at times troubling holy text into a list of bullet points we can out in a manifesto or creed. More often than not, we end up more committed to what we want the Bible to say than what it actually says."

Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood, p. 294.

I really like how she described the Bible as a cacophony of voices.

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  6. bottleofink said: that’s like her catchphrase. she says it all the time haha.
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