I hope to give more thought out posts in the future but this thought occurred to me today.
I have noticed that when people like to talk about what Jesus "really" said and did sometimes the liberal scholars and theologians really like to be pretty ruthless with what sayings are actually authentic sayings of Jesus. They say that many of them aren't actually authentic sayings of Jesus.
However, what's interesting is some liberal theologians seem to lose interest in what sayings are authentic or not when they are trying to prove the point that Jesus is pro-X (where X is some political idea). Everyone seems to think that every saying of Jesus is pretty much fair game when making their point.
Perhaps this is just my imagination but it seems people are pretty much happy to say its all authentic when trying to prove a political point that Jesus is for a certain idea. However, when asked about apologetics issues they seem to go back to their previous skepticism.
Not saying I have actually witnessed someone doing this but this is the vibe I get....