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the first books of the bible including genesis are called the books of Moses for a reason. They were dictated to Moses by God. Moses was no monk. and the other books of the OT are written by other bible personages such as David, or the prophets. hardly monks. the gospels were written or dictated by their namesakes except for the apocryphia and pseudo epistols which were weeded out by successive ecumenical councils by the Roman Church. most of the remaining books of the new testament are written by Paul. i gather that what you mean is copies were written by monks which is true up until the time printing presses were in use.
originally posted by: DarthFazer
a reply to: undo
Ok heres the thing with the bible especially Adam and Eve. If there were no humans around to witness these events then how can the tale be told ? I mean the Bible is a series of books written by monks alegedly . The bible is riddled with instances from a human beings perspective. Its not like an omnipotent being wrote the thing and left it layng around.
However there are events like the great flood that are stories of lore based on real events and accounts. Much of it is in metaphore, so im not sold on the Adam and Eve story. Unless the Bible was written by Aliens ? Is that what you are saying? Well i get what you are saying. Free will its a slippery slope.
Nope. trees symbolize people in the bible. the tree of knowledge of good and evil was Satan and so was the serpent. The tree of life was Jesus himself as witnessed both in the aftermath of Adam and eve Being driven out and in revelation where Jesus is again referred to a tree that the inhabitants of heaven must partake for healing on monthly basis if i recall the verse correctly. Also in Genesis after Adam and Eve screw up God hides the tree of life because "else they eat of it and achieve immortality in corruptible flesh."
originally posted by: tetra50
But do you, or anyone, for that matter, see how this metaphor gets us in real trouble, when the next instructions, Biblically, is which tree you are supposed to "eat of?"
Yours and undos discussion is very interesting. I wish both of you had shown up to my thread, "Is This Faith in Life," because this was part of my point, that, although the Bible may not been originally intended to be this, it has become and is being used as nothing more than a way to psy-ops people politically and socioeconomically, to control and manipulate them….
P.S. Op, I'm not trying to upstage your thread, but these folks are discussing a topic I tried to bring up last week with the thread I mentioned, a little different than the topic, here, but perhaps still relevant to both.
originally posted by: Phage
Don't expect a bail out.
We have met the enemy and he is us. It's up to us to deal with it...or not.