Twitter Misprisions: Or, How Journalists Should Stop Pretending to Be Historians

Don’t you hate it when modern American journalists take an attitude of superiority towards ancient cultures and peoples and accuse them of ‘strangeness’ only because they neither live in ancient times nor understand ancient cultures but instead want to superimpose modern views onto ancient peoples?


I do.

There wouldn’t have been anyone in ancient Israel that would have seen their attitudes towards sexual matters as ‘strange’.  They would, though, see as strange the flood of pornography, beastiality, pedophilia, homosexuality, and various other sexual behaviors and deviancies presently lapping at our culture’s shores.

Here’s an idea: hows about not impugning the long dead with anachronistic evaluations.  How about we try that for a while, journalists.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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