An Example of the Failure of Literalism

I recently listened to G. Sungaila present a paper at the 3rd International Scientific Conference of the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions, entitled, "The Influence of Gnosticism on the Images of Afterlife in Eastern Christianity." (The presentation was recorded on Oct 23, 2015 and can be found on YouTube.) The title is a bit …

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Facts, Metaphor, and Truth (2 of 5)

In the previous essay I made the case that Genesis 1 uses metaphorical rather than factual language. That begs the question of why. The most obvious answer is that the facts (assuming that evolution is factual) do not lend themselves to a truthful answer. In our scientific age we have come to equate truths and …

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Evolution, Metaphorically Speaking (1 of 5)

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the Origen of Species, I'm going to come out of the closet (on this blog, anyway, most everyone who knows me personally and cares about this sort of thing already knows): I'm an evolutionist. This admission is only meaningful in the context of …

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