(03-08-2012 02:24 PM)Chas Wrote:
(03-08-2012 02:10 PM)Vosur Wrote: Of course not, but that doesn't adress the problem at all. How would they be able to tell the difference between a metaphor and a literal part without being able to read the scripture?
Not at all. I disagreed with your answer quoted above.
If the reading is accurate, it doesn't matter that they are illiterate. But you continued to assume that the reading wasn't going to be accurate.
the reading is accurate, yes. I can point you to multiple major instances in history where this wasn't the case. Crusades, letters of indulgence, etc. There is nothing to garantuee the listener that the preacher is going to read it litereally.