Simply put, religious argument on Facebook, I quoted Deuteronomy and Exodus concerning the stoning of non-believers and children, and one friend says,
"Nam, you take everything literally. There's the flaw of your research"
Now, what are my options?
Obviously the Bible CLEARLY states you must KILL non-believers, not just hurt them because they were mean to you.
What would you do?
Your friend’s statement implies that there are some parts of the bible that should not be taken literally. If that is true, then how can ANY of it be taken literally, unless there are clear instructions as to when it is OK to disregard “god’s” biblical law(s). It is either the word of god or it isn’t. And if it isn’t, why should anyone take it seriously? It's just an old, outdated book.
One half of an imagined reply...
"ah - so some parts of the bible ah not to be taken literally?"
"How can you tell?"
"I agree big bloody boat not very likely, an articulate donkey rubbish right?
What Christ returning from the dead - isn't this just a metaphor for 'renewing the spirit?' Oh I see. Right THAT really happened. Uh-huh really? Evidence please.
See you are picking and choosing; no you are - how do you know which parts are allegory, yes yes I know you think it but how do you know? What process do you use to make that assessment?
Oh I see it's juts something you feel?