Posted: Oct 10, 2010 4:03 am
by quas
TimONeill wrote:I would have thought it was perfectly clear that I've said precisely the opposite. Some other things, however, (the ressurection, the miracles of Jesus) have traditionally been taken literally. If you ask a Catholic theologian how they know which things are meant to be taken literally and which are to be interpreted in other ways they will explain that they are guided by "tradition".

You don't suppose you know why the tradition is so? Why is certain events interpreted literally, while others not?