"You're taking that out of context"?

This is a frequently repeated response to posts quoting the Bible (in order to disprove it). Granted, sometimes it is a warranted response, but other times, several paragraphs are provided and Christians still say it is out of context. Is this because these Christians believe the true meaning of any verse... show more This is a frequently repeated response to posts quoting the Bible (in order to disprove it).

Granted, sometimes it is a warranted response, but other times, several paragraphs are provided and Christians still say it is out of context.

Is this because these Christians believe the true meaning of any verse can only be revealed through the Holy Spirit?

And so the "context" includes the divinity of the Bible, and therefore, I as an atheist can't possibly quote a verse in context?
26 answers 26