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Do you think we should take the teachings of the Bible literally?


Asked by rhonda0428 at 4:15 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I take the bible literally for the most part. I believe everything is the Truth, the divine Word of God as spoken by the Holy Spirit. I trust the Holy Spirit to guide me into all understanding. I don't pick and choose what I like or want to believe. I accept it as a whole.

    Answer by kittieashy at 4:35 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • I think taking any religion literally is dangerous.

    Answer by meandrphoto at 4:20 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • No, I believe much of it was meant to be allegory. Personally, I think we need to be careful about taking any sacred texts too literally or be sure we understand the context of why something was written if we takes parts as literal interpretation. Sometimes only focusing on literal translations can cause you to miss the main message in the text. This is not only true of the Bible IMO, but true other sacred texts like the Bhagavad Gita or Tao Te Ching for instance. Sometimes we have to find the intended message but relate it to here and now.

    Answer by pam19 at 4:23 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Since most of it was written in a figurative mode I would say probably not,

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 4:18 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • no

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:16 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • If we did that then almost everyone would be rock to death.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:29 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • no.... if we did then I would have to leave the house every time I was 'dirty' (had my period)

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • No,man wrote it.....

    Answer by Mommy1234321 at 4:22 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Yes, I believe in a pretty literal interpretation. It was written by man, but inspired by God.

    Answer by missanc at 4:43 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Goddess no. more people might want to kill me for being a witch if they followed their bibles literally thanks to a deliberate

    Answer by flower_angel at 1:45 PM on Feb. 19, 2011