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Response to Cary (Reply #39)

Sun Jan 12, 2020, 12:56 PM

40. Regarding the Bible as mainly metaphor,

look at the creation story, and the meaning of the names Adam and Eve.

Adam means red, and earth.

Eve means life, and living.

From the earth comes life. Science 101.

In my view, the story of Abraham shows obedience to the will of the Creator, and the meaning of asking Abraham to sacrifice his son reinforces the idea of obedience to the will of the Creator.

Even among those Christians who claim to be Biblical literalists, they do not, in fact, literally follow every Biblical passage.

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