All Our Righteous Acts are Like Filthy Rags
There I was, idly reading a sermon about holiness as I explored a favourite topic of mine, the relationship between post-conversion christian life and the necessary and contradictory good works Jesus demands of the saved, when I came upon this passage from Isaiah.
"And all our righteous acts are like a polluted garment"
Or in another translation:
"All our so-called righteous acts are like a menstrual rag in your sight".
Meanwhile, the KJV compares our righteous acts to filthy rags.
Notwithstanding the slight to the normal female reproductive cycle, what do atheists and theists think of this passage?
The bible clearly says that without god we are incapable of doing good.
Do we agree with this passage or is it part of the adhom incorporated into the garden of eden story?
Atheists, do we feel we can do good? And theists - do you really believe you did no good before you were saved?
"Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination." Max Planck