nathanz posted a comment · Oct 13, 2018
I get Dr. Brown's purpose for this exercise, but I agree with Deancooper - specifically what he said about imagining Jesus helping the Pharisees by arguing for their side. It's disturbing how many, including some people in Christian media, want to not take sides or want to believe Dr. Ford, though they may say she's possibly remembering incorrectly. Why do they not think she may actually be lying? Don't misunderstand, I am not referring to Dr. Brown as he has stood up for Judge Kavanaugh. One of the best pieces I read concerning this topic was Dr. Brown's article, "The Kavanaugh Hearings and the Clash Between #MeToo and #FalselyAccused." Proverbs 22:1 says, "A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold." Thus, someone who smears, or falsely accuses, someone who had a good name is taking away from that innocent person something worth more than great riches! In my opinion, he has been verbally raped and if it can be proven that he was lied about, those who lied should face criminal punishment.
Deancooper posted a comment · Oct 12, 2018
I've long been able to argue the other side's view on many topics. Often I think I can argue it better than they can. In a debate, I would gladly spend half of my time helping the other side out and arguing for them. But the Kavanaugh issue is another matter. This one hurts to argue the other side. I mean it hurts deeply. It is such a huge sense of injustice, that it it tears at my heart to voice the other side. Can you imagine Jesus helping the Pharisees by arguing for their side? And yet He said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do". He knew God was using them. And if God meant their side would be used for good, how could He condemn it? Makes you think. But it still hurts.