posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 05:52 AM
Let me begin with explaining where this question comes from. I was raised in a fundamental christian family, where the bible was the absolute word of
god. Even at a young age, I had a lot of questions that couldn't really be answered. I started questioning a lot of things I took for granted as a
small child. I tried to live as a devoted christian, but there was always the nagging in the back of my head that something was not quite right. In my
early adulthood, I gave up christianity and became involved in the occult, where I still am today, happy and healthy.
I have been reading several topics here and some of the christian views on worldly things that are all but too familiar to me. One question I had for
a long time came back to me and I felt myself wondering about how christians here think about this.
My question is this: how literally do you take the bible?
As I said, I was brought up with the idea that the bible is the actual, literal will of god, and that every word in it is the truth. As a child I
already wondered why my gay uncle that shared an apartment with his boyfriend, wasn't stoned to death, then. Apparently I was being a little bit too
literal on that one!
So, how literally do you take the bible?