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Old November 28 2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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Re: Religious Stories

Gryffindorian wrote: View Post
As a Christian, I think some of the Old Testament stories, especially the ones in Genesis, are just plain dumb and should not be taken seriously. Somebody gave me a book called The Purpose Driven Life, and one of the chapters talked about how Noah built an ark for 100 years, and he was 5,000 years old at the time. Like Ms. Chicken, I almost turned into an atheist. But my faith in God goes beyond the fictitious and outrageous tales in the Bible.
That has always been the wrong way to look at these stories anyway, in my opinion. These are parabels, and they have some sort of intent and meaning. Probably. The "facts" should be ignored.

The messages in Star Trek episodes are not diminished by the fact that warp speed is impossible, are they?
A movie aiming low should not be praised for hitting that target.
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