Posted: Oct 10, 2010 3:52 am
by virphen
quas wrote: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?

The catholic church doesn't take Genesis literally, but it obviously does, say, the lines that say Jesus was born of a virgin.