"Kirk stood up and introduced himself. You couldn't have heard a pin drop. There was too much noise." - From Ray Comfort's post the other day regarding The Dark Lord and his Apprentice attending a showing of the movie about a man who can't set light to his cross because it is flame retardant - or something.
Well, it turns out that Darth Comfort was not the only one to impart this tale... So too did Count Friel. He recounted the self same story on his daily propaganda broadcast only the other day.
"And when it was all done, Kirk got up and said 'Hi everybody - I'm Caleb'. You could hear a pin drop except for a couple of women going 'hurrrrr'.
Two different people - two different versions of the story... But why let reality get in the way of a chance to tell a 'good' story?
The discrepancy is (of course) not important... BUT it tells us something about the nature of stories - they change, they are elaborated upon and they diverge from their source material.
Friel - very kindly - demonstrated exactly why the bible IS errant and has to be errant - Comfort and Friel cannot recount a story correctly within DAYS of it happening, so what chance a document based on thousands of years of editing, recounting, translating revising and rewriting?
(Good grief, now Friel is talking about the reality of angels - but that is whole other post).