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To: metmom
Believing that the Bible is the Word of God makes you a cultist?

I did not say that. I said that those who believe that the Bible is literal word of God are cultist.

Who knew?

Everyone outside of your little cult.

261 posted on 02/23/2009 2:07:13 PM PST by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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To: Jeff Gordon
little cult

Please tell us how many members there are world wide in that "little cult".

262 posted on 02/23/2009 2:10:06 PM PST by Cedric
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To: Jeff Gordon
C’mon, how many Bible (literal) believing “cultists” are there?
263 posted on 02/23/2009 2:22:02 PM PST by Cedric
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To: Jeff Gordon

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literal

Main Entry: literal

1 a: according with the letter of the scriptures

b: adhering to fact or to the ordinary construction or primary meaning of a term or expression : actual *liberty in the literal sense is impossible — B. N. Cardozo*

c: free from exaggeration or embellishment *the literal truth*

d: characterized by a concern mainly with facts *a very literal man*

2: of, relating to, or expressed in letters

3: reproduced word for word : exact , verbatim *a literal translation*

So what’s wrong with believing that the Bible is literally the Word of God?

Or are you referring to the tired old canard that some people insist that the Bible be read so that everything be interpreted as literal, with no recognition of poetry, parable, analogy, metaphor, etc.

The only ones who claim that anyone has to read the Bible as being meant completely literal are the evos who look only to mock, ridicule , and disparage. Sad that the only way evos can win in their attempts at character assassination of creationists is to lie about them.

Whenever I ask for someone to provide examples to back up their contention that the entire Bible be read and interpreted in a completely literal manner, they never provide it. They simply create a strawman and try to knock that down instead.

So, please, provide an example of any religious group that demands that the entire Bible read read and interpreted in a completely literal manner with no recognition of any of the other literary devices that Scripture incorporates.


268 posted on 02/23/2009 2:43:59 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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