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  • completely literal

    0 0%
  • mostly literal, with some parables/metaphors

    6 12.50%
  • mostly parables/metaphors with historical fact

    30 62.50%
  • complete nonsense

    11 22.92%
  • other

    9 18.75%
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Thread: The Bible

  1. #61
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    Corner stone of western civilisation.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
    Chapter IV, p. 448. - Adam Smith, Book 3, The Wealth of Nations

    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

  2. #62
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    I think much of it is literal and much of it is allegorical. I find that the New Testament is often more allegorical and less literal, which makes sense- the originators of the New Testament preached it by going from town to town and explaining it, not writing it down and distributing it. That only happened later. So it stands to reason that complete literal exactness in the New Testament stories are not required, and it's the moral that matters far more. My grandmother takes the bible far too literally, and it's quite annoying at times.
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