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Fri Oct 7, 2016, 08:28 AM Oct 2016

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The Bible story of ______ shouldn't be taken literally.

Even the most sincere Catholic here actually said this about the story of Noah. Are there any other stories that shouldn't be taken literally? If so, then why should any part of the Bible be taken literally?

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Fill in the blank [View all] Cartoonist Oct 2016 OP
Come now - there's an easy algorithm for this... whatthehey Oct 2016 #1
That sums it up pretty well. n/t trotsky Oct 2016 #4
The right half of that chart is interesting. stone space Oct 2016 #23
What's the rule? trotsky Oct 2016 #28
Huh? What rule? I merely observed that the right half of that chart was invalid. stone space Oct 2016 #34
Answer the question. trotsky Oct 2016 #40
I don't know anything about your rules, except that you appear obsessed with them. stone space Oct 2016 #42
Thanks for the admission. trotsky Oct 2016 #43
What "admission"? stone space Oct 2016 #44
Out of curiousity, opiate69 Oct 2016 #53
The state protects its monopoly on violence. rug Oct 2016 #54
Great diagram. Got a link? Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #18
Isaiah 2:4 should be taken literally. stone space Oct 2016 #2
Someone's going to judge between nations? trotsky Oct 2016 #5
Quelle horreur! struggle4progress Oct 2016 #10
That's not the point of the discussion. Goblinmonger Oct 2016 #12
The discussion may have no point, other than to spin in well-worn circles struggle4progress Oct 2016 #15
So is religion the wolf? Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #19
The question was asked in the religion forum on a Democratic board. stone space Oct 2016 #22
Seems that the point of the OP is lost on you Goblinmonger Oct 2016 #27
Huh? Did the OP have a point? I just answered a question. stone space Oct 2016 #39
So your argument would be, then, that warring parts of the Bible shouldn't be taken literally. Goblinmonger Oct 2016 #11
If I tell you that I believe in the 1st Amendment's guarentee of Freedom of Religion, will you... stone space Oct 2016 #20
What does it mean to "guarantee" the freedom of religion? trotsky Oct 2016 #29
Fallacy. Wednesdays Oct 2016 #3
So tell us how to tell the difference, with examples please whatthehey Oct 2016 #6
I gave an example in post #2. stone space Oct 2016 #24
No, the challenge here is to explain why certain parts SHOULD be taken literally... trotsky Oct 2016 #7
What "rule" is required to believe that swords should be beaten into plowshares? stone space Oct 2016 #21
See post #28. n/t trotsky Oct 2016 #30
Why? Post #28 has nothing to do with this post. stone space Oct 2016 #37
Who has ever claimed that... NeoGreen Oct 2016 #8
What a dull discussion topic for a progressive board! struggle4progress Oct 2016 #9
You've said 100 times religion doesn't cause violence Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #13
I do sometimes wonder if trolls have a special tendency to put words in the mouths of others struggle4progress Oct 2016 #14
Feel free to clarify what you said earlier, 100 times Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #17
This makes believers heads explode. cleanhippie Oct 2016 #16
Actually, I haven't seen any evidence of that here. stone space Oct 2016 #25
"...anything..." Iggo Oct 2016 #26
Do you think this should be taken literally? rug Oct 2016 #31
So thou, Rug, can easily differentiate? Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #32
Yes, along with most of the world. rug Oct 2016 #33
Test: literal or metaphorical? Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #35
1) M rug Oct 2016 #36
The Church told us? But the other churches say different Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #38
Not quite. rug Oct 2016 #41
Churches define what's metaphorical Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #45
I fear that view will leave you confused about anything outside the periodic table. rug Oct 2016 #46
So Christianity is radically uncertain. Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #47
Without a doubt. rug Oct 2016 #48
Except the Periodic Table Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #49
. rug Oct 2016 #50
All things are questionable. But? Brettongarcia Oct 2016 #51
I put religion squarely in the middle of what is questionable. rug Oct 2016 #52
so honesty is not important... uriel1972 Oct 2016 #55
They are quite important. Irrational inferences, however, are not. rug Oct 2016 #56
I quote... uriel1972 Oct 2016 #57
It says nothing about either deception or honesty. That is the irrational inference. rug Oct 2016 #58
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