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Diplomatic Immunity | DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY | image tagged in diplomatic immunity | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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LMFAO...when I upvoted this comment yesterday, I didn't even notice Riggs and Murtaugh in the corner of the pic...that's f**kin hilarious...
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I thought you meant in the meme XD
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ITS JUST BEEN REVOKED | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Oh, I must know your template maker, this is fabulous! ;)
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The adam and eve is in imgflip files, the corkscrew was one I downloaded.. thanks Evil.
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Corkscrew template is hilarious! Lol :)
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I.ll put it in imgflip files, under red corkscrew
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thanks, I try not to be a hack man.
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That was terribly Punny, sir!
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Speaking of weed
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Actually, Gene Hackman WAS a Marine... so, yeah, I guess so...
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It's true!!! I was suprised when I found out, too- look it up!
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That won't be necessary, I believe you! :)
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Well I guess your just a hack, man.
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did I somehow offend?
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gene hackman
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i dunno
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I made this one way back in December or January. Seems fitting to post it here :)
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I wonder how many people get the Marion Barry reference
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I think we've all had at least one Eve in our lives.Lol
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Holy crap, I just posted this and it already has 4 upvotes! :o I expected it to get slammed with downvotes
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So true! Thank you.
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Thank you...
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I just upvoted all of your memes, because you deserve it!
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Thanks.
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You're welcome.
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Did the same..
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jusht shayin
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The Bible doesn't say it was an apple. There's no reason to think that the fruit God forbade Adam and Eve from eating is a fruit that still grows today.
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Exactly, that's just the spin man has put to the story..
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Hope you don't mind me saying something. Wasn't trying to ruin the joke.
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Not at all Socrates, I always enjoy your comments.
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I'm afraid there is a lot of things man doesn't understand about the Bible.
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2 Timothy 2:7 says that God helps us understand everything that he says and when it seems like we can't, then tell the thing you're trying to understand to be revealed, as Jesus says in Matthew 17, with faith as small as a mustard seed, you can tell a mountain to move, and it will.
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Like Exodus 22:18: "Do not allow a sorceress to live."
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getm'
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I don't see how that's hard to understand. God commanded the ancient Israelites to put to death people in their midst whom they found practicing sorcery.

That might be offensive to modern sensibilities, but I don't see how it's hard to understand.
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And the terms were well laid out. All of three sentences.
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Yeah
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I'm not sure what you mean.
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I just meant that they were well aware of the terms of eating the apple, unlike me who is still not aware of one single term on any app I've ever downloaded :-) I just assume I have granted all kinds of violations of my privacy. :-D
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i.e. Eat of any tree you want. Except this one, don't eat of this one. If you do you will die.
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Oh, thanks! Now I see what you mean.
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You're correct...upvote! :) there's a long list of things that people think are in the Bible that aren't. The fruit in Eden wasn't said to be an apple. Noah never preached repentance. He simply built the ark after God told him to. The REAL Ten Commandments inscribed on stone tablets are in Ex chap 34, not chap 20. The Bible says that angels have six wings, not two, and they aren't cute little babies. It says nothing about THREE wise men at the birth of Jesus, and they didn't even show up at his birth. They showed up a couple years after he was born. Etc etc
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I'm not sure all the individual points you just mentioned are correct (Exodus chapter 20 and Exodus chapter 34 don't contradict each other, and one of Peter's letters in the New Testament identifies Noah as "a preacher of righteousness" which in a world of universal sin would necessarily include preaching repentance), but the overall point you make about people wrongly attributing things to the Bible that aren't in it is a good one, and can't be repeated often enough. It would do tremendous good for people if they learned to to study the contents of God's inspired word for themselves, rather than just trusting their favorite pastor (or other source) to relay to them what is in it. Thanks for the upvote.
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Ex chapters 20 and 34 don't contradict each other, but chapter 34 disproves the very commonly-held belief that "you shall not commit adultery" and "you shall not murder" were inscribed on stone tablets by God. What most people think of as the "Ten Commandments" given in chp 20 were spoken verbally to Moses, not written on stone tablets. The commandments in chp 34, which are written on stone tablets and which are referred to as "the Ten Commandments" (34:28), are largely different than the ones given in chp 20, and most people don't even know this. Next time someone tells you that "you shall not murder" is put on a stone tablet by God, ask them to show you the exact chapter and verse in Exodus that says that. It's simply not there.

As far as Noah, when you read the story you'll see that there is no mention of him preaching repentance to people. God tells him to build the ark and he builds it, and the animals gather and he boards the ark with the animals and his family.
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Re: Exodus 20 and 34, I've never heard the objection to it that you're raising before.

I've read both of those chapters a number of times, but I don't see chapter 34 as saying anything that indicates that the traditional 10 commandments (as listed in chapter 20) were not inscribed with the finger of God. The logic you're using against chapter 20 (that it only says they were spoken, not written) surely applies to chapter 34 as well? Exodus 34:28 doesn't say that the words from chapter 34 were the ones written - it says "the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments."

Also, just because it doesn't say explicitly in chapter 20 that those commandments were the ones written, doesn't mean that information isn't given that elsewhere in the Bible. There may be a passage in the New Testament in which Christ or one of the apostles confirms that the Exodus 20 list was written by God (Exodus is one of the most frequently quoted books in the New Testament). If a passage that sheds light on the subject occurs to me, I'll let you know. But overall I think it's unlikely that you've uncovered a real error in the Christian understanding of how the 10 commandments are meant to be understood.

As for Noah, the New Testament reference from which we know he preached repentance is found in 2 Peter 2:5 -

"and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly;"

This sounds like it's saying that Noah preached, and since everyone is a sinner, the only way to preach God's righteousness would mean preaching repentance (from sin).
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If you think about it simply going to church on Sunday's causes a person to break three other commandments. The first one being honored the Sabas and keep it holy for God made everything in the heavens and the earth and all that is in them and six days and on the seventh day he rested. It should be assigned a bond between God and the people. Saturday the seventh day. Even appears like that on the calendar Sunday being the first day the day of the sun. The second commandment broken is thou shall not warship graven images. Graven image is an image retaining to the grave such as a cross for a head stone. The third commandment broken is Val shall not worship idols whether it be carved image of stone or wood or images or all obelisks.
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Is it realistic to think that Christians have been breaking some of the 10 commandments for almost 2,000 years just by going to church, and without even realizing it? I know people often do dumb things, but that would seem way over the top. Do you know anyone who would do something like that?

I think it's more likely that you are making wrong assumptions either about what the intention of those commandments are, or about what goes on in churches (Also, your comment covers 2 commandments, not 3. Worshipping graven images and worshipping idols are under the same commandment.).
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Chapter 20 says that God spoke them verbally to Moses. Chp 20 also does not refer to them as the Ten Commandments. Chp 34 explicitly says that those rules were inscribed on stone tablets. I mentioned 34:28 because that verse specifically refers to the Chp 34 rules as "the ten commandments", which would seem to make those ones the official ten commandments, not the ones in Chp 20.

I do believe you're right. There is a verse somewhere in the NT where Jesus refers to the Chp 20 rules and says they were on stone tablets, if I'm not mistaken. The problem is that Chp 20 doesn't say they were put on stone tablets, so we shouldn't just assume they were.

You are correct about 2 Peter saying that. However, since Chp 6&7 in Genesis don't say that Noah preached, it is possible that perhaps by the time Peter was writing, that had just worked its way into the story, just like today, numerous things have worked their way into the Bible that aren't really there, which is what got this whole conversation started in the first place :)
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We might have to continue this on another thread.

But basically, you're saying that Christians are wrong about what the 10 commandments are?

(Or at least that the 10 commandments are not specifically endorsed in the Bible?)
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Interesting stuff here! :)
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the Bible points to a different specific fruit (not an apple), commonly consumed today, with multiple (many negative) references in both Testaments. Not forbidden for the believer today, but not without caution.
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You are correct, the Bible never says what type of fruit, but people today associate with apples more than any other fruit. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this thruth.
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You know... It could have been a fig tree :)
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Do you have any idea when people started calling it an "apple"? I'm guessing it was sometime in the Middle Ages, but I don't know exactly when or why.
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Not really sure. It's been a long time, sure. But it's interesting to think that God gave them everything but one tiny tree and they still chose to ignore. And sin entered the world when Adam bit into the fruit, not Eve.
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That's a common theme in mythology. A human is told not to do something and they go and do it. Eve (and Adam) ate the fruit. Pandora opened the box. Orpheus looked behind him while leaving Hades, etc
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What transpired in the Garden of Eden was a real event, not mythology.
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I must respectfully disagree. When every single other culture throughout history and around the world has a story about the creation of earth, the first humans, etc, it's immediately identified as mythology and not real events. I don't believe the creation story in Genesis is any different, and to say that that story is true while all the others are false smacks horribly of special pleading.
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Yeah, I can understand your point of view about that. My conviction that the Bible's account of Adam and Eve is historical does not come from comparing it with origin stories from other cultures. It comes rather from my axiomatic starting assumption that the Bible is wholly true. I understand you don't share that.
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I get where you're coming from. I would recommend studying comparative mythology and stories from other cultures, then ask yourself "what the Bible says bears so many similarities to what other mythological systems say, so is it possible the creation stories in the Bible are also mythology rather than actual history?"

Upvote btw :)
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It might sound crazy to you, but I would never entertain that notion seriously for myself (that the Bible might be mythology). The only time I would ever even consider such a possibility would be for the sake of demolishing it in an debate.

Because of the character of Christ, the truth of the Bible is my fundamental starting assumption. It's the starting point of my thinking and I count it the only valid ultimate standard by which to evaluate everything else. I trust the reliability of the Bible above my own thoughts, emotions, experience, or power of reason.
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This sentiment is not uncommon - having done the thing that you've suggested, I can assure you there are a huge number of thematic messages and elements in mythology that are also present in the biblical narrative. To directly answer your question, yes, it is possible the creation stories in the Bible are also mythological, but I disagree (If we were not on the internet, I would even be willing to argue that they are, but I'd have to go deep into semantics and no one wants that).

However, you are in reality asking a different question than the one you posed. A simple comparison is not what you have on your mind, you are asking something more like, 'are Biblical stories in essence the same as any other mythology, and therefore, should they be regarded as simple fairly tale and not regarded as reliable history?' This question is based on a fallacious line of thinking - simply that a similarity in theme or content equates to a similarity in essence. Its like saying that a puddle and the ocean are in essence the same because they both make your feet wet when you stand in them.
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Omg this comment thread just got slammed by downvotes. Like, every single comment has one point fewer than it had just moments ago :o
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I noticed that too. But, can we really object? If people want to use the downvote button liberally on this site, there's nothing stopping them (except presumably the disapproval of other users).
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There's nothing stopping them, true, but it's still a jerk move if someone goes around downvoting like it's going out of style
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It might be a jerk move, it might not be. I don't know the motive.

It could be someone trying to give feedback that they want to see jokes on imgflip, but not religious debates in the comments.
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It suks. I mean wtf why?
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They don,t have to read it, and sure don,t have to downvote everything.. ain't right
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I saw that, too.
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You're a fruit!
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Really? What kind?
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You're a peach! ;)
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I don't think that's how it works, but... thanks! :)
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Waiting for a phone which is exactly similar to the previous iPhone. Apple tries to invent something new which was already created by Android 5 years ago.
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I agree with you but...
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It is better than iPhone.
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It's never referred to as an apple in Scripture... simply the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Still false tradition started that apply myth, so in light of that, funny. But inaccurate.
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the Bible points to a different fruit (not an apple), commonly consumed today, with multiple references in both Testaments.
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I'd like references. That tree was unique, not common.
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The tree may have been unique, but the fruit hanging from it may not have been. What fruit it was can't be proven from the scriptures. But there is a fruit with multiple negative associations throughout the Old Testament and some in the New.

if I gave the references, then one could say it's "just my interpretation".

if one, however were to download a King James Bible as a pdf file and perform searches on various common fruits, it should come up and become clear.
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I think you'll find you're incorrect. The tree is identified and it bore fruit. When they ate of that fruit they were able to distinguish between good and evil. There is no such fruit that provides that ability now and that tree was sealed off in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, the only conclusion that can be made is that it was unique tree and a unique fruit OF THAT TREE. To claim there is an association to similar fruits outside the garden is 100% conjecture and not supported biblically.
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do a study of fruits in the Bible on your own, and come to your own conclusions.
the EFFECT of eating that fruit were unique, but its FORM might not have been.
let me know about what is and isn't conjecture, and what can and can't be supported biblically after you've done a search (Jn 5:39)
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Again, unless the fruit in the rest of scripture comes from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good or Evil it is complete conjecture (and based on nothing). Just because there were negative consequences is not enough of a connection to even remotely claim they were the same. A tree produces it's own kind of fruit. The only tree producing the fruit in Eden was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. No other tree would produce that fruit. A pear tree does not produce apples, for obvious example.

Not sure why you're clinging to such a claim. I do study my Bible daily and there is nothing to indicate the sort of tree is still around. Again, not sure why you'd want to claim there was or cling to such a claim. I suggest you do read your Bible and let it interpret itself.
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Brian Williams was there.
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I see a downvoter come through the comment section.
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Here's another good meme about Adam and Eve:

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Wow... Someone really hates God in that meme's comment section... Wonder why
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That meme is what give me my idea..
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This is truly the best meme i have ever seen
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Thank you..
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Six of one half dozen of the other..
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I guess I've hurt someones feeling, but oh well at darn 60 don't much care if someone wants to be childish...I'll pray for them..
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the Bible doesn’t say the fruit was an apple. it just says the forbidden fruit tree it could be any type of fruit apples are not the only things that grow on trees you know
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People, there's nothing wrong with eating a fruit. Therefore, first humans certainly did something wrong, but we don't know what. If the Bible says they ate a fruit, it's only a symbolic way to say it. The "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" simply means the moral conscience. So they "ate" their moral conscience, which means they "destroyed" it.
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The story isn't presented in Scripture as a figurative allegory where the tree stands for a moral conscience. God's command for them not to eat from that tree was a test of obedience. They disobeyed him, and ate from the tree. That's what they did wrong.
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Ok, I made tons of typos but I was in a "trance" of inspiration :p
P.S. : Don't tell Sean I betrayed him in memes...
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Well of course, you'll not find a post scripturm in the Bible saying : "Beware, it's an allegory". But that doesn't mean you can't deduce it. The most common sense, and the most advanced historical knowledge we have about this text (and some others) say us that it was intented as a kind of allegory.
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It doesn't sound like common sense to me. I don't think your deduction is valid. If you read the New Testament, you'll see that when Christ quoted the Old Testament, he quoted it as if it was history.

As for your statement "the most advanced historical knowledge we have about this text (and some others) tell us that it was invented as a kind of allegory," I'm convinced you just made that up. I know of no historical evidence (outside the Bible itself) that tells us the intentions of the writer of the book of Genesis concerning whether it's an allegory or not, and I'm betting you don't either.
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Well no I didn't made that up. Of course we don't have an absolute proof but with the "form criticism" (a well known exegetic method) , and other related methods, we can have pretty good results. We can, for example, identify a literary genre. And if the literary genre is, for example, mythological, we can deduce that the author didn't want to make a strictly historical account of events. Furthermore, it's common sense that snakes can't talk (and other things like that). Even if such things are not logically impossible rigorously speaking, we must choose the most probable option if we really care about truth.
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Most of the bible is in Parables..
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That's not an accurate statement about the Bible.

There are different types of writings in the Bible (historical narrative, genealogy, poetry, prophecy, apocalyptic literature, gospels, letters etc), but parables are not a major portion.

The Old Testament (which makes up about 75-80% of the Bible) hardly has any parables at all. Most parables of the Bible are in the New Testament, in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. This is because Jesus frequently used parables in his teaching. However, even then, parables don't make up the majority of those books.
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Guess I should have said some. But I really didn't mean to get into a debate over the Bible when I made the meme, but it seems that is the direction it has taken. Peace
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OK. No problems. :)
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Not at all, my friend. :)
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Thanks for spotting that.

A religious debate in the comments just wouldn't be complete without a dance-off. :)
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it all makes sense now
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*Likes every comment on this page* *Refreshes page* It's like I didn't do anything at all.... Darn downvote fairies.
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