What’s the big deal about asking questions? Can’t people hedge their bets simply by putting a question mark at the end of their statements without the hyper-Calvies getting all whacky on them? Has anyone considered the fact that there’s no way that an actual argument can be expressed solely by asking questions without making a single declarative statement?
If it was the case that one could present an argument solely in question format, don’t you think that more and more people would be involved in such tactics than we currently see? How many people present arguments based only on questions anyway? Wouldn’t it have to be a vast minority, perhaps even none? Could you really see the majority of people being able to do such a thing?
Have we allowed our culture to fall to such depths that the mere expression of questions now means that we can discern the “hidden” objective of the question asker? Seriously, isn’t that a flawed type of thinking? What would be the results if we allowed this sort of hyper-Calvie witch hunt to continue? Would Bell be able to write another book? Would Olson be able to comment on it? What about Witherington?
Do you think that maybe this is the sort of thing that should have been examined before Justin Taylor went off the reservation in assailing a man who’s work hasn’t even been sold yet? Isn’t it precisely that sort of jumping-the-gun that causes 99% of the problems between the Neo-Reformed and Real Christians? Haven’t Arminians and Calvinists fought each other enough? Isn’t it time to end the philosophical and theological bloodshed?
How could I possibly make this more obvious to you?