Following up on my rather rambly recommended reading post from a couple of weeks back, I came across Luke 11 v52 this morning:
KJ version - Woe
unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye
entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Message version - “You’re
hopeless, you religion scholars! You took the key of knowledge, but
instead of unlocking doors, you locked them. You won’t go in yourself,
and won’t let anyone else in either.”
For anyone who likes to present theology as a series of abstract or difficult questions to people, this scripture should strike terror into your heart.