The Bible is a metaphor?
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03-08-2012, 02:36 PM
RE: The Bible is a metaphor?
(03-08-2012 02:35 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(03-08-2012 02:26 PM)Atothetheist Wrote:  The fact though, Chas is the Bible Is SOOOOOOOO vague that bias is inevitable.

When the preacher would read about Jesus's parables, he would need to explain in further details what is being said, in which case, he would interpret shit based on his own beliefs.

And he can and will do that regardless of whether the sheep can read.

If the preacher reads the parable accurately or the sheep read it themselves, the following interpretation has the same effect.

But there is no garuntee he will. Plus based on the preachers personal views, he might not have intentionally lied. It is still biased information, and that can lead people to a false conclusion.

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03-08-2012, 02:37 PM
RE: The Bible is a metaphor?
(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.
If 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.

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