Thank you for your feedback and I appreciate your point of view.

However, I would challenge you to define which parts of the Bible should be allegorical and which should be literal.

It’s hard to find an allegorical way to interpret:

“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately. However, all the girls who have not known a man intimately, keep alive for yourselves.”

Here’s a less controversial but just as divisive example:

Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan believes Jesus’ miracles should be interpreted allegorically, that they should be treated the same way as Jesus’ parables.

I personally don’t agree. While ancient historians have been known to add fictional elements to their records for the sake of narration, I believe the gospel authors intended for us to regard Jesus as a miracle worker, even if they had taken creative liberties with their stories.

What do you think?

Shaolin student, Zen practitioner, Agile enthusiast, an atheist who’s nostalgic for his Christian days, losing sleep over the state of democracy

Shaolin student, Zen practitioner, Agile enthusiast, an atheist who’s nostalgic for his Christian days, losing sleep over the state of democracy