Posted 24 April 2004 - 01:51 PM
And how do you know when to take the Bible literally or not?
Posted 24 April 2004 - 01:55 PM
Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:03 PM
But, how do we know who's interpretation of the Bible is correct? I've attended several different churches where the pastors or priests read verse and then take on their own interpretations of that verse and they all differ! It just blows my mind.
Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:09 PM
it's one of the many reasons i consider myself "antidoctrinal." i try to see the bible as a whole and leave everything within its context, realizing that the different books within were written for different purposes in different styles by different people. it's a challenge, which is why there -are- doctrines to begin with. basically people came up with interpretations and published them to save their congregations the work. personally i think it did more harm than good.
Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:12 PM
Posted 24 April 2004 - 04:12 PM
however, i don't think we're incapable of seeing objective truth. we may have to approach it from a different angle, but we can see it.
it's like a sculpture. it is built in 3D, looking different on every side and from every angle. The person in front sees something entirely different from the person behind, but they are both seeing the same sculpture.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 01:19 AM
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