reply to post by huckfinn
Interesting and perhaps some truth in that. The bible does contain truth, but at the same time it does blind some people to the actual
understandings contained in it. People focus on the literal and thus mistake that literal as the word of god. In this case, the people are
looking at the container itself rather than what is in it.
I look at it in terms of adding. Where as the father is more like an algebra equation A+B=C. Now, A, B and C can be many different values, but even
though they are different in themselves, they can still express the same truth. A+B=C can be expressed in 1+1=2, 1+2=3 and so on.
The bible is a 1+1=2. It is an expression of the truth. But the father gives in wisdom and understanding(A+B=C). While 1+1=2 is a true
expression, it is not the truth. And those who preach the literal bible are stuck with 1+1=2. They do not actually understand, they do not
actually know how to add. They only know and repeat 1+1=2 because they were told that. Because they accepted what an authority tells them what to
"know" and memorize.
Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. -Leonardo da Vinci
So I don't know about the story of Set and all that, but the general premise behind the story and what you say I find to be true. It very much has
become a replacement for the actual word of god, and people who get stuck to a literal translation are being deceived as such.
I call it worshiping the milk bowl rather than drinking the milk inside, all the while settling for the ACME vender selling his "milk brand"(church
version) drink for profit rather than prophet with a picture of the bowl for it's logo.
Which is more important - the message, or the messenger? The message is contained in the messenger. But then it's a matter of which you follow,
the message or the messenger.
Why is it ok to sin against Jesus, but not the holy spirit(who teaches one truth and understanding)?
I was taught that the idols and such are not the important thing, the important thing is the understandings and truths they reveal.
[edit on 3-3-2009 by badmedia]