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Author Topic:   A Problem With the Literal Interpretation of Scripture
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Message 2 of 304 (642655)
11-30-2011 3:53 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by GDR
11-29-2011 7:24 PM

Suggestion concerning the big chunk of scripture you quoted.
To make reading easier, I suggest breaking it into paragraphs or just quote the part at the end you referred to and link to the page where people can read the whole story if they choose.
Even the NIV and KJJV have it broken into paragraphs. Makes for easier reading on the screen.
I'm not sure Bible Study is the right forum. Bible Study is on the religious side and the description is: What does the Bible really mean?
The Accurracy and Inerrancy thread on the science side says in the description: Is the Bible the inerrant word of God? Or is it the words of men?
You seem to be looking at the reality behind the Bible, which might do better on the science side.
If you want it on the religious side, Faith and Belief may be a better fit. I don't feel you're looking at what the Bible really means.

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Message 4 of 304 (642658)
11-30-2011 11:56 AM

Thread Copied from Proposed New Topics Forum
Thread copied here from the A Problem With the Literal Interpretation of Scripture thread in the Proposed New Topics forum.

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Message 217 of 304 (654843)
03-05-2012 6:37 AM

Topic Please!
Please reread Message 1 or at least pay attention to the title of the thread. Although titles aren't necessarily the argument being presented, this one does reflect the theme of this thread.
Although "The Bible: Accuracy and Inerrancy" thread is on the science side, not all topics are strictly scientific in nature. As the description says: Is the Bible the inerrant word of God? Or is it the words of men?
Please take flood debates to the appropriate threads.
Thank you

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Message 224 of 304 (654941)
03-05-2012 6:36 PM

Topic Please! Take Two
Please reread Message 1. I don't see how the current debate addresses any problem with literal interpretation of scripture.
Please keep to the spirit of the topic.

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Message 228 of 304 (654972)
03-06-2012 6:45 AM
Reply to: Message 227 by creatorsknight
03-06-2012 6:14 AM

Welcome to EvC. Since you're new, just a reminder to read the Forum Guidelines and notice #5.
Bare links with no supporting discussion should be avoided. Make the argument in your own words and use links as supporting references.
The article you linked to does not deal with the topic of this thread and you provided no argument of your own as to why you thought it dealt with the topic of this thread. You're still not on topic for this thread.
Please read the opening post Message 1 to understand the point of the topic.
I would like to hear the views of literalists/fundamentalists regarding what seems to me to be an inconsistent view of Yahweh and in the passages I have just cited. If it isn’t viewed as inconsistent it IMHO, makes Yahweh duplicitous, as well as brutal, and I have to wonder why anyone would want to worship a God like that.
If you and PaulK wish to discuss the article you linked to, I suggest starting a new topic.

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Message 232 of 304 (655822)
03-13-2012 7:19 PM
Reply to: Message 231 by frako
03-13-2012 6:09 PM

Off Topic
You're off topic. If you wish to participate, please read Message 1 and stay on topic.

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