The Trouble with Scriptures; James Croft, EdD, Outreach Director

Many of the world’s greatest religious traditions are anchored in scripture: a set of texts which tell stories, give guidance, and address the perennial questions of life. Scripture can be a source of strength in trouled times and an inspiration to good deeds – but it can also cause religious adherents to miss their ethical obligations and, sometimes, to cause harm. In this Platform we’ll delve into the dark side of scripture, exploring why it’s problematic to base ethical judgments on any text.