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Originally posted by beergoggles
I was composing a response to another thread and ran into questions of my own but did not want to hijack her thread, so I will ask this here.
Plain and simple:
Is the bible the word of god or not?
Is it to be taken literally or not?
Does one have to "think differently" to understand the word of god?
Can a person, without theological education, read and understand the bible?
I thought I knew the answers to these questions but after listening to the opinions of others, I am unsure.
I have seen posts and threads responding to these questions but they were always in relation to something else or so confusing that I could not understand exactly what was being said.
[Edited on 4-1-2004 by beergoggles]