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in accordance with, involving, or being the primary or strict meaning of the word or words; not figurative or metaphorical: the literal meaning of a word.
a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: borntowatch
If the bible is to be taken as truth, it should be taken literally. If it isn't, then truth is metaphor, and every interpretation is correct.
There is another type of literalism that some Christians believe in and follow, figurative literalism (my term).
. . . every word, every story, every parable is literal . . .
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talking snake... well our brain views only a small portion of light and with god all things are possible. we see what we want to see. people and animals share the same spirit so in certain light the spirrit is a snake and the same spirit in other light is a person. the sphinx's that have been found represent this well. half man half lion. little boat with all those animals. this could be done through the different levels or realms of earth. in this realm i am a certain size but if i go to a realm that resonnates at a higher frequency i would be bigger than i would be here. now if i build a boat at lower frequency then shift it to higher frequenyy then i can have a huge boat that would fit it all.. I believe there are some myths that a certain sailor would shrink his ship and put it in his pocket when in port. life is a matter of perspective and anything is truely possible one must open mind and believe.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
It's impossible to take the entire bible literally and say that you have any common sense. It's to be interpreted metaphorically .. and allegorically .. and as the mythology and folk lore that parts obviously are. A talking snake? A little boat with 16 million animals in it? That same boat supposedly floating around for a year? Common sense .... a lot isn't literal
originally posted by: buster2010
No one takes the bible literally not even the pope. This is easy to prove Leviticus 19:27 says ""'Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard". So if the pope were to do as the bible says then he should look like a hippy from the 60's.
originally posted by: npo902
a reply to: buster2010
haha u don't know much about the bible do u? u got to look at the specific book, c who it was written by and to whom. leviticus was a book to the levites (the high priests of that time). the pope isn't a levite