Bible bashers, so called, essentially spend all their time reading bibles and writings about the bible and attending meetings all about the bible and about writings and speeches about the bible.
Their basic contention is that you’ll never ‘get to heaven’ if you don’t ‘obey’ the bible, that you’ll never ‘know god’ unless you ‘know’ and ‘obey’ the bible and so on.
I ran across this. I think it explains what really is the case:
About ‘bible thumpers’, ‘bible bashers’ all that stuff:
It is like bicycle riding. Now bicycle riding is a good thing. Healthy, enjoyable, gets you places.
No one disputes that.
So good is it that there’s a market for books about it. Things about it. Speeches, talks, seminars about it. Govt policies about it.
So we get experts on every aspect of it. Some know all about the pedals, some know all about the wheels, some know all about the seats or the handlebars.
Or add on panniers and saddle bags.
Or even trailers to pull behind a bicycle.
And there are those who can talk for hours about how best to paint a bicycle – preparation, undercoats, overcoats, number of coats, colours, enamel or whatever.
And physical educationalists who can discourse learnedly about how best to sit: what posture to adopt, how to use the legs, whether to stoop over the bars or what.
How to breathe when doing it.
Nobody rides a bike better than a child.
And a child know none of the above.
What’s important is the riding. The riding is, in fact: ALL.
Following the path of god consciousness which is the path of truth which is the path of love is the same: it needs to be done.
Reading all the books in the world. Writing all the books in the world. Are as nothing compared to the doing.
Who does it best? A child. Following the path of love. Be as a little child.