To anyone honest with themselves a literal reading of the bible, Koran for you Muslims, is not compatible with science nor is it moral. Not a small number of bible believers will counter this saying the bible should be read metaphorically. That leads to problems and quite a few of them are insurmountable.A literal reading of the Old Testament, as has been shown in The Word Of God is not only untenable but it is downright vicious and immoral to do so. A metaphorical reading while unarguably better suffers from the problem that different readers are free to interpret the same passages differently, giving themselves more importance than what they claim to be the word of god, and rendering the bible useless by doing so. If a Christian, or anyone that believs the Judaeo-Christian bible or the Muslim Koran, does not read it literally they are placing themselves above god and by doing so spitting squarely in the face of their imaginary friend. There are myriads of passages in the Old Testament promoting genocide, murder, slavery, mysogyny, homophobia and many other unsavory things. For you Christian women reading this, why don’t you give your husbands a mistress? After all it is a biblical principle. Some of you may be saying this is all from the Old Testament and now we are under the New Covenant of grace found in the New Testament. Sorry, the New Testament has it’s fair share of horrors from being read literally as this whimsical picture will point out.
In case any of you missed what this picture is pointing out it is that a literal reading of the New Testament would lead to all sorts of horrific things such as canabalism, vampirism and many other ‘odd’ phenomena. Now what were those insurmountable problems I mentioned earlier? If the bible, or any religious text, is read metaphorically the meaning of the words change dependent on the reader. If man is going to ‘change’ the bible to fit his understanding[which strangely enough always corresponds with his own desires] what necessity is there for the bible or the Judaeo-Christian dogma? I am not leaving Islam out, same criticism applies to the Koran. Let me reword that, if man can metaphorically rewrite god’s word, what is the purpose of god? I really would appreciate a Christian response to my question.
- The Word Of God
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