Monday, April 2, 2012

It is not good for man to be alone

I'm not a big fan of biblical exegesis. It's just not something that speaks to me. It reminds me of arguments about tax law.


Occasionally, once in a blue moon, a theological argument comes along that captures my interest, as this video did. The speaker, Matthew Vines, a 21-year-old college student, is well-informed, articulate and passionate about his subject. It's extraordinarily well done, over-the-top well done.

The presentation runs about an hour. If you don't have time now, bookmark this and come back to it. You won't be sorry. Although the speaker doesn't target an LDS audience specifically, his analysis will apply equally.

I particularly like his points that mention the positive biblical statements about pair bonds.

I don't know much about this young man, but I know he will do well in life. I'm proud to claim Mr. Vines for Team Gay.

Via: Dan Savage

(For those of you who just can't bring yourself to watch, the transcript is here. There is also an article by Vines where he discusses his motivations.)