|Jerry Don Bauer
Joined: Nov. 2012
|Quote (OgreMkV @ Nov. 26 2012,10:30)|
Not to derail the thread, but this is a fascinating claim.
First, I have some people that you need to meet. Perhaps you can explain this concept to them. Or they can convince you that you aren't a true Christian because you don't believe that the magic book is true.
No, they won't convince me of anything along that vein. There is nothing in the Christian conversion (unfortunately) that raises the IQ of the converted. Be careful who you listen to out there.
|Second, which parts are literal, which parts are metaphorical... and how do you know?|
You become educated. You learn that Hermeneutics is not some Arkansas farmer named Herman.
You then employ hermeneutics to ascertain truth in text. Not just the Bible....any compiled text of the similarity.