And before everyone jumps on the "The bible isn't unclear" bandwaggon - If the bible wasn't unclear there would simply be one form of Christianity. But because the bible is unclear if allows room for multiple interpretations - thus leading to multipule denominations...
Why didn't God just make the bible as black and white as the paper it's printed on?? Or was he simply trying to confuse people to test their faith?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Oct. 22, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I personally view the bible just as I do the Odyssey or the Iliad. They are great mythic tales full of history and parable. But are not generally black and white because they weren't meant to be followed to the letter. The myths of ancient cultures, including the old testament, were teaching stories. They were used to teach through example and to make people understand this point or another without having to deal with the strife themselves... The bible is just like these. It's not meant to be seen as a black and white, right or wrong rule. It's meant to illustrate life and how it is to be lived. But it gives the reader leeway as to how far they feel they need to go to follow those examples. It's not meant to be black and white because it wasn't meant to be followed in the way it is today.
I honestly believe had the writers known what would happen, they would have written differently or not at all!
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