Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Power of Words

HT to figaro at for posting this video in which British comedian Stephen Fry comments on love of language.  Of course, it is all about rhetoric.  Fry comments on how to enjoy language, to use words to delight.  He derides the grammar police and notes the fluidity of language.  I have commented before that rhetoric is a morally neutral art, not inherently evil as some claim.  And I ask, to those who would deny the use of rhetoric in the New Testament: why would the biblical authors not want to use language to the best of their ability in order to persuade their audiences of the truth and importance of their message?  Enjoy the video!

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