PALM BEACH, FL—Some friends were having a thought-provoking theological discussion, diving deep into the possible nature of God and of the afterlife. However, just as the discussion seemed to be nearing some really intriguing philosophical territory, one member of the group, Kyle Guy, pulled out his phone and read a verse directly from the Bible.
“I can’t even remember what the verse was,” said Clifton Riley, who was part of the discussion, “but things just immediately hit a wall. I mean, what do you do with that? Pull out a Bible and find some other relevant verses? Then it becomes a whole Bible verse arms race, and it's just not fun anymore."
"It was like, a total buzzkill."
After the Bible verse was quoted, the mood quickly dampened, and much of the speculation on theological matters soon petered out. The discussion picked up its pace, though, when the group switched to talking about episodes of Breaking Bad.