Friday, September 12, 2008

Why leave it to error-prone, human interpretation?

Many Christians, in an attempt to dismiss the nonsensical parts of the Bible, will often say things like, "The Bible must be interpreted metaphorically."

I say, "Wouldn't it have made a lot more sense for your god to write a book which could be interpreted literally, you know... like any other book which contains facts?"

(Then there are those who think that even the nonsensical parts are to be interpreted literally. *shudder*.....)

1 comment:

Guan Nan said...

It's quite contradicting in a sense, because interpreting the bible metaphorically would inevitably reveal its flaws and serve as general evidence against the existence of an omnipotent and all-benevolent god.
But at the same time, let us not let science alone cloud our judgment as what makes us human is the balance between both reason and emotion, and religion appears to appeal more to the latter. The fault lies in an attempt to regard it en par with the former, and I honestly believe that the world would do much better should we abandon the ideas of religion all together and replace it with Philosophy.