Posted: Oct 10, 2010 3:41 am
by quas
Alright, I still need some more clarification.

TimONeill wrote:There was no set formula by which you could work out what was literal and what wasn't. Catholics had, and still have, the idea of "tradition" - ie what has been taken purely literally for a long time is to be taken literally.

What are you referring to here? Are you saying that Catholics have a tradition for taking the Genesis as a literal historical account? Are you saying that the current Pope believe that a snake once talked to humans?