Discussion in 'Spiritual Discussions' started by Sunflower_Momma, Apr 23, 2010.
Cats have opinions about everything. I had tried to channel some deep UU meaning from what they posted, but came up sadly lacking.
Ann, don't you take meaning from things that are literally true? If the weather is 20 degrees and snowing, the literal truth of the cold and snow is one thing when it's outside my window. Its meaning is something different when I must go somewhere in that weather.
Oh absolutely - but I don't understand how taking a literal view of Scripture takes away meaning.
I don't think it necessarily does. I do think, however, that focusing on the literal can get in the way of the depth of the message.
Can I jump in?
Is it totally stooopid to say that I think that most of it is true on some level, but I really just don't know? Some of it may be figurative, but I do believe in the immaculate conception, most surely the ressurection, and beyond that...it's just an evolving process between God and me. I'm not going to put God in a box that says He only thinks like me so His 6 days is my 6 days. Maybe it is. Not sure. In the end, it doesn't affect my relationship with Jesus. Not at all. I am comfortable with that....my ignorance.
I'm with you.:heart smirk:
The part of the increased richness and detail added by Jewish scholars - the additional parts of the story.
To me it is important, but it's not a matter of salvation. I am a young earth believer and I find it so fascinating to study!
I think it is true- as it has been interpreted and written by man.
So, I think the actual meaning becomes very narrow as we understand it from our limited perspective.
I believe in creation, believe in the life, death, ressurection of Christ, believe the miracles happened and the burning bush and and and and, but I also know that fallible people wrote these things down and fallible people are reading them. God is true, interpretation is not always.
well.. i think that's happen in the time described... but i have faith on that...
I CHOOSE to believe very similarly to HeyThereHeather.