Bible Pretzel Logic

Here’s a conundrum from Scripture:

Titus 1:12-“One of their own prophets has said, ‘Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.’ This testimony is true.”

This raises several interesting points.

All people from Crete lied, every time ? This strikes me as a bit of a prejudiced statement. Not to mention that a society comprised entirely of liars would not be able to operate. The best part, though, is the classic logic conundrum that’s created by this verse. Paul is saying that all Cretans are liars. Furthermore, he says that even a Cretan will admit this. So, if all Cretans are always liars, then their prophet would be lying about that, as well, and would never say the words that Paul said. Which means Paul is lying???


“‘Oh dear, I hadn’t thought of that,” God replied, and promptly vanished in a puff of logic.”-Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


Maybe we should start looking to some other authority besides the Book to learn what God is about. What authority? Stay tuned.


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