Seems like it would have made more sense if it was simply a metaphor, not a strict guideline of what happened, how, what will happen, and what you’re supposed to do now.

3 Responses to “Do you think that the Bible should have been used as a metaphor for life instead of a religion to follow?”

  • quarble:

    If there were no fundies (people taking religious works literally) the world would be a a much better place.

  • Zsolt H:

    Unfortunately the Bible has been misunderstood for ages.
    Most people think it is an actual story book, with actual events and characters.
    It is not a metaphor, but it is a book of states.
    These are states of development we all have to go through on our way to the purpose of our life.
    We have to go through some preliminary studying to be able to understand what the Bible talks about, but if we managed to peel to superficial layers away we would understand that all the things the Bible is talking about is actually happening inside ourselves.
    Here is a website where you can see some explanations about the real meaning of the Bible:
    http://www.kabbalah.info/engkab/the_secret_meaning_of_the_bible.htm
    And if you are wondering about the purpose of our lives, what we are supposed to do now, here is a short animation that could be helpful:
    http://www.kabbalah.info/engkab/kabbalah-video-clips/the-cogwheel-adventures
    I hope you find it helpful, all the best.

  • BibleChooser:

    1) Do you think that the Bible should have been used as a metaphor for life instead of a religion to follow?

    Well, it’s original purpose was neither. The bible contains a record of the early history pertinent to Christianity. It was created 300 years after the beginning of Christianity, at a time when Christianity had spread so completely that it had become the state religion. That is its purpose – a historical record of God’s relationship with man, up to and including early Christianity, which was all “ancient history” by the time the bible was put together.

    2) Seems like it would have made more sense if it was simply a metaphor, not a strict guideline of what happened, how, what will happen, and what you’re supposed to do now.

    Considering how many events and descriptions in the bible have been validated by history and archaeology, this would seem to be a rather unsupportable position to take.

    Jim, http://www.bible-reviews.com

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