The flying man.

Whatsisface

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One of my ancesters could fly unaided. One day he flew across the English Channel to France and back. The reason I know this happened is because he had a small group of followers who witnessed this and four of them wrote books about it.

The question is, does anyone believe me?
 

Furion

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One of my ancesters could fly unaided. One day he flew across the English Channel to France and back. The reason I know this happened is because he had a small group of followers who witnessed this and four of them wrote books about it.

The question is, does anyone believe me?
Kewl. Doitagain doitagain.
 

Lt. Columbo

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One of my ancesters could fly unaided. One day he flew across the English Channel to France and back. The reason I know this happened is because he had a small group of followers who witnessed this and four of them wrote books about it.

The question is, does anyone believe me?

If they wrote books about it it must be true.
 

stiggy wiggy

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One of my ancesters could fly unaided. One day he flew across the English Channel to France and back. The reason I know this happened is because he had a small group of followers who witnessed this and four of them wrote books about it.

The question is, does anyone believe me?

Do YOU?
 

docphin5

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One of my ancesters could fly unaided. One day he flew across the English Channel to France and back. The reason I know this happened is because he had a small group of followers who witnessed this and four of them wrote books about it.

The question is, does anyone believe me?
No, because the alleged event is impossible in reality. Point taken.

But your analogy doesn’t preclude the stories in the Bible being written for the purpose of healing wounded or damaged souls. There is a theological instruction (i.e., soul food) in the Biblical stories which serves the main purpose of writing other than, as some presume, that it is a record of historical events.

I think your OP fails to appreciate the real value of scripture dealing with human souls, right and wrong, mercy, forgiveness, etc. The Bible is soul food, not history.
 

Whatsisface

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No, because the alleged event is impossible in reality. Point taken.

But your analogy doesn’t preclude the stories in the Bible being written for the purpose of healing wounded or damaged souls. There is a theological instruction (i.e., soul food) in the Biblical stories which serves the main purpose of writing other than, as some presume, that it is a record of historical events.

I think your OP fails to appreciate the real value of scripture dealing with human souls, right and wrong, mercy, forgiveness, etc. The Bible is soul food, not history.
So jesus didn't rise from the dead then?
 

docphin5

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So jesus didn't rise from the dead then?
Christ rises from the dead just as the story was intended to be understood. If one goes to the founder of the Christian faith himself, he writes, that he has rose from the dead, meaning, his soul has been born of God. The bodily resurrection is associated with the “Last Day” which also has a specific meaning to the founder of Christianity.

”You brought my life up out of the grave, you set new life before me.”
(Dead Sea Scrolls, Wise, pg 503; “In Praise of God’s Grace”)

”I give thanks to you, O Lord, for you have redeemed my soul from the pit. From Sheol and Abaddon. You have raised me up to an eternal height…”
(ibid, pg. 182; “Thanksgiving Hymn”)
 
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Whatsisface

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Christ rises from the dead just as the story was intended to be understood. If one goes to the founder of the Christian faith himself, he writes, that he has rose from the dead, meaning, his soul has been born of God. The bodily resurrection is associated with the “Last Day” which also has a specific meaning to the founder of Christianity.

”You brought my life up out of the grave, you set new life before me.”
(Dead Sea Scrolls, Wise, pg 503; “In Praise of God’s Grace”)
So is the Bible history or not?
 

docphin5

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Ok. But a lot of Christianity doesn't deny evolution.
Protestants, especially evangelicals, reject it. Catholics recently accepted it, although neither knows how to reconcile their doctrines with it. So they remain clueless.

It is not that Christianity is false, but that it has been falsified by the Roman church, and by extension of their teachings every sect of the Roman church that broke from them.

They took a mythical construct representing the inner man and taught him as an historical, superhuman, who flies through the air. When we should have been recognizing and growing the divine within man they forced the Roman world to bow before a myth and we, the western world, inherited the falsified Christ.

The evidence from that time now shows that early Jewish Christians, namely, Essenes, Philo, Paul, and Greeks/Egyptians were allegorizing their respective scriptures to be about the soul’s rise from lifeless matter in union with the divine. The only “supermen“ or “gods (Hebrew: elohim) were humans, namely, Plato, Paul, Plutarch, etc., who understood the divine within man and were helping others to understand it too. IOW, to awaken man’s soul to the true reality: God, cosmos, man, —all things coming together into one thing.

It is this understanding of human development from lifelessnes, to consciousness, to a return to the divine that scripture relates too.
 
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