OK. That might be a bit of an overstatement. But we do seem to agree on pretty much everything that we used to argue about, at least as far as I can tell anyway.
Here is a list of things that Douglas and I now seem to agree on:
- No one should be burned alive or stoned to death (with the possible exception of pedophile priests).
- Specifically, the following people and acts should not be punished by stoning, as required by the Bible.
- Blasphemy or cursing -- Leviticus 24:15-23
- Wizards or women with familiar spirits – Leviticus 20:27
- Sabbath breakers – Numbers 15:32-36
- Stubborn, rebellious, drunken sons – Deuteronomy 21:18-21
- A city-dwelling virgin that doesn’t cry out when raped -- Deuteronomy 22:23-24
- A woman who isn’t a virgin on her wedding night -- Deuteronomy 22:13-21
- People who argue for the existence of another god -- Deuteronomy 13:6-10, 17:2-5
- No one should obey God’s command to burn people to death. Specifically, the following people should not be burned to death:
- Homosexuals should not be executed. -- Leviticus 20:13
- A Christian should not own slaves, even if they are treated well.
If you've read my previous posts about Douglas Wilson's views, you'll know that this is quite a change. Douglas and I disagreed on all of these items just a few years ago.
And it's possible that we still do. I haven't yet got a clear answer from Douglas on this list of agreements. But I hope to see it soon here.
October 7, 2010 Update: Doug Wilson and I no longer agree on #5 (slavery).