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Most Christians will say that they believe in the literal truth of the entire Bible, ...
... would say that there is a chance that the Book of Genesis was originally intended to be read as a parable, or poetic explanation of the facts of Creation, but that in general, the Bible can be relied upon for matters of doctrine, and as a guidebook to seek contact with God.
Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by LesMisanthrope
That is a very deep thought.
The last Christian...because no one nowadays truly understands the messages of the Bible, myself included. And I believe that the Bible has been corrupted for the purpose of control.
The Bible was intended to create a knife-edge on which our species walks, because it would be so easy for us to wipe out our own species. Unfortunatel, for whatever reason, someone realized the ruling potential in the Bible and utilized it as a controlling tool.
And that's where we went astray. Honestly, if we are to discover any sort of truth, we must go back much, much further than the Bible. The only reason we rely on the Bible today is because it offers pure hope instead of reason.
And when given the choice, we will always choose hope. Reason does not help us sleep at night, nor will it assuage our conscience.
Originally posted by CirqueDeTruth
When I told my mother that I thought I was agnostic, she looked at me and said "So? Who isn't? Everyone wants proof honey, but that makes a mockery of faith and should God indeed exist, makes a mockery of Him also."edit on 27-4-2012 by CirqueDeTruth because: spelllingedit on 27-4-2012 by CirqueDeTruth because: finished sentence.
Most Christians will say that they believe in the literal truth of the entire Bible.
Originally posted by abeverage
I am a believer in Jesus and his teaching the rest is up for debate and speculation...
But to me science and my spiritual belief are not at odds and I see the bible as parable and metaphor.
2. a person who denies or doubts the possibility of ultimate knowledge in some area of study.
3. a person who holds neither of two opposing positions on a topic: Socrates was an agnostic on the subject of immortality.