Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

It’s In the Code Ep. 89: “Believe It Or Not”

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When someone says they “believe” that the Bible is “inerrant” (without error), what do they mean? What does it mean to “believe” something in this way? Is believing the Bible is without error the same thing as “believing” that there are 24 hours in the day or that we perceive the sun to rise in the east? Are there different ways of “believing”? In this episode, Dan argues that there ARE different ways of believing, and that understanding this is vital for understanding claims about the authority of the Bible and, even more importantly, for understanding why such claims are powerful tools for coercion and social control.


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