Thursday, June 24, 2010

Today's vocabulary word: twist

twist, v.t. to read, but in a manner inconvenient to whatever I am trying to prove:

"I can prove, using the Bible, that homosexuality is a sin."

"I can prove, using the Bible, that slavery isn't."

"You're twisting Scripture."
True story: People often accuse me of twisting the Bible, whereupon I ask them to explain how I am doing so. One person immediately backpedaled; the rest simply ignore the question. No one has yet answered it.

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