Unlike God, we are finite and sinful.
And our limitations and sinfulness apply even to our memory, “the faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information” (Concise Oxford English Dictionary).
Lesson 1: Your memory might not be as accurate as you think.
See Oliver Sacks, “Speak, Memory,” The New York Review of Books (February 21, 2013).
This stands out:
Frequently, our only truth is narrative truth, the stories we tell each other, and ourselves—the stories we continually recategorize and refine. Such subjectivity is built into the very nature of memory, and follows from its basis and mechanisms in the human brain.
Last month I shared that article with a sharp biblical scholar in his mid-60s, and he replied, [Read more…]