Posted: Mar 30, 2018 3:39 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
laklak wrote:So Adam and Eve should be viewed as allegory. OK. How do you know what bits are allegory and what bits are "God's Revealed Truth"? Is there some special font? Looks to me like the entire fucking thing is allegory, just a bunch of desert goat roasters making up shit about things they didn't understand.

Like JRR Tolkien, I have detested allegory since I was old enough to detect its presence.

A talking snake, and a tree of the knowledge of good and evil, are obviously allegorical.

Not in a book filled with miraculous claims like people living in whales, coming back from the dead, walking on water.
And you fail to provide a rigourous method to distinguish between whats allegorical and what's not.
Just asserting it's obvious doesn't make it so.

Genesis is a work of theology, not of science or history.

More baseless, idiosyncratic interpetation.

Unfortunately, in our fact-based society, we relegate the place of allegory.

Green sounds dream furiously.

We mustn't conflate truth with fact.

We also musn't confuse chocolate with vanilla, so what?
Once again you completely fail to adress the points being made, offering nothing but blind assertions and word salad.