Free Northerner responded to my post about God wanting a woman to commit divorce with this:
a) Is she a prophet through whom divine revelation flows?
b) Where in that mess of self-justification does God directly and undeniably command her to divorce?
All I read looking through the link is someone selfishly deciding to do something, then looking for every possible excuse to not feel guilty.
He has a lot more after that, but it has nothing to do with the point I made. That’s because this is the quote I responded to:
If after a period of prayer, fasting, consultation with trusted Christian leaders, and testing the spirits I understood the spirits were those of the Lord I would obey [and kill infants].
His answer is that the woman’s spiritual discernment process was clearly off. He is right, and what he apparently does not realize is that this illustrates the problem with his position beautifully.
And by the way – divorce was permitted under the Old Covenant. God ordering people to divorce in certain extreme situations while Israel was still under the Old Covenant is not even remotely comparable to divorce after the arrival of Christ, and it’s actually disappointing to see both FN and Cane miss this and try to use it as a “gotcha” (Cane apparently thought that the Catholic response would be that it was really a “mass annulment” that occurred, but both forget that Catholics don’t disagree that divorce was permitted under the Old Covenant, which is why Jesus’s new rule about divorce was so radical).
Anyway, his response is bad and avoids what he actually said. My guess it’s that he realizes it would be incredibly damning, though I suspect it is more of a “rationalization hamster” that’s leading him to avoid facing his own words directly rather than pure dishonesty.