This too is true. However the idea that there is a significant number of fundamentalist Christians who actually believe that everything in the Bible is to be taken literally is just as absurd. ;-)
Actually, I do believe there are a fair amount of bible literalists out there - even on this site, for that matter. But I agree with you - most Christians don't believe in a literal reading of the events in the bible. Which is another reason why I don't think it's a big deal if the stories in the bible are taught as myth as opposed to calling them fact.
To: Stone Mountain
most Christians don't believe in a literal reading of the events in the bible.
I'm not talking about the events of the Bible. The Bible clearly describes some events as literal fact, and some as allegory. I believe in a straight-forward reading of the Bible. I believe in the creation story, the global flood, the parting of the Red Sea, etc. However, people who say that I take everything that the Bile says literally are trying to say that I also think that the obvious allegories of the Bible are also facts. This is an attempt to smear and discredit me and other fundamentalist Christians by painting us as mindless idiots. The Bible is relatively clear on what is to be considered as fact and what is to be considered as allegory.
posted on 03/09/2007 1:57:09 PM PST
(All of the evidence supports the truth!)
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