The minister of my church made a similar comment on Easter. Not with respect to Michael Jackson, but with respect to the notion that the inconsistancies in the Gospel tellings of the whole Easter story make it more likely to be true. If a group of people had made the whole thing up- they’d have made sure the stories agreed with each other.
It annoyed me. I respect the right of any individual Christian to interpret the Bible as literally or unliterally as he or she wants. But I’d feel prefer a minister who interpreted scripture more literally and more conservatively than I do.
And I’d prefer that on EASTER- a day likely to bring in people who aren’t really sure they believe in Jesus anyway- the minister didn’t emphasize “Well, we don’t really know if it’s true or not but it probably is true because liars try harder to be convincing”.
What I don’t understand is the “over 5 qualification”. Does this mean there are loads of unfounded abuse claims levied by the toddler set? I can’t even see that it’s referring to cases of legitimate touching being confused by a 3 year old as abuse - how many under-5s have any concept of proper or improper touching?