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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:02 AM

43. One of the reasons I am spiritual rather than religious..

Is the ability to form my own opinions and practice my faith how I like. I do not take the Bible literally. Much of it, especially the Old Testament, is just stories. I think the accounts of Jesus were sometimes embellished to please Rome and to grow the new faith. I think the Virgin Birth and literally being Son of God defy reason. I think being sent by God and the Resurrection are more likely. Miracles supposedly happen even today. And yes, he could have been born in a manger and into poverty. You donít have to take everything word for word to enjoy the general message.

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