Thursday, December 17, 2009
Extremely Moderate Interpretations
While listening to an interview on a Bloomberg on the Economy podcast this week, I heard a Mr. Herrmann say, "I have an extremely moderate take on [the data]."
Only in an age of extremes, can you have 'extremely moderate' interpretations.
Normally, when we think of a continuum, we have a straight line with two extremes on either end, but in this case, I think we would need to have a bowed line to highlight how extreme the moderate position is.
On the other hand, when working with the Bible, moderate interpretations (which I take to mean, faithful interpretations), often seem extreme. So, maybe 'extremely moderate' interpretations are not all that bad.