Norton is a "true believer." He doesn't require facts. He accepts the most outrageous stories as true. When pressed into a corner it is always God did it with magic while lording his supposed superior position over others.<quoted text>
You make an excellent point regarding the fragility of faith.....and NORTON is a poster child of dysfunctional doctrine. Obviously, the fear is admission of one inconsistency will inevitably lead to total collapse of the entire belief system.
The enigmatic NORTON can agree that mortals are not perfect, yet too perfect to ask questions...
He can't admit the possibility that much of the Bible is allegory intended to convey a message about good and evil, God, theology and morals. It doesn't have to be true in order to deliver that message. He ignores or fails to recognize inconsistencies that are glaringly obvious to those not hypnotized into believing anything they are told without question. Really, he is a good representative of his type. We are fortunate to have his expertise available here. Just don't let him know where his actual expertise lies.