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What the Book of Genesis was really about.

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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 04:03 PM
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No one seems to understand the concept of a metaphor even though the New Testament uses it so much. Most people take it so literally that they either accept it as something that really happened or reject it entirely as a myth, but there's another side to this story, these are concepts that were made into an elaborate story,

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posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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Great post and interesting link, thanks.

in recent years Christianity has been overshadowed by dogmatic, narrow-minded bliblical literalism, but this has not always been the case. Far from it. To quote religious scholar Karen Armstrong:




...It is, for example, crucial to note than an exclusively literal interpretation of the Bible is a recent development. Until the 19th century, very few people imagined that the first chapter of Genesis was a factual account of the origins of life. For centuries, Jews and Christians relished highly allegorical and inventive exegesis, insisting that a wholly literal reading of the bible was neither possible nor desireable.

-Karen Armstrong, "The Bible; A Biography."


Biblical literalism is an abomination, in my opinion. It's time for true Christians to take back a metaphoric and mystical approach to scripture. I'm personally a big fan of lectio divina.



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