Cliff's Edge

Cliff Goldstein

is editor of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide. His next book, Baptizing the Devil: Evolution and the Seduction of Christianity has just been released by Pacific Press.

Stomach-dwelling Dwarfs

What’s with the ancients worshipping idols of wood and stone? Certainly skeptics must have existed among them, even without the caution of Isaiah, who mocked the one who plants a tree, watches it grow, cuts it down, burns it for cooking, warmth, and light, then “from the rest he makes a god.” He even prays to it: “Save me! You are my god!” (Isa. 44:17).

Many of these people were not stupid; they were just hewed out of the stuff that defined their age, as we are of ours.

Comedian Steve Martin portrayed Theodoric of York, a medieval barber who practiced medicine. Theodoric tells the mother of a patient not to worry, that even though science is …

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