Sunday, December 10, 2006

We don't need no stinking Arians

This weeks what-the-hell story is that Thomas Nelson Publishers is including in all contracts a clause that the author agrees with the Nicene Creed and Philippians 4:8. Now I'm not up on the current theological controversies so for all I know the Nicene Creed is being bitterly debated - my knowledge of it pretty much ends in the 4th century - but I can't find anything suggesting that. It occured to me later that maybe this is some backdoor way to avoid Da Vinci Code believers, who it'd be hard to imagine writing for Nelson anyway. And as for the Philippians verse I'm at a loss since it seems a pretty innocuous "be good" statement.