Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    The sky is falling...

    I would never have dreamed that I would agree with anything the Vatican would have said but this is just great. However, I fear that it will fall on many deaf ears.

    Still, it opens a huge can of worms because which parts of the Bible are believers now supposed to believe? Just the bits that conform to their prejudices or whims?
     
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    Because it's central Catholic dogma.

    Strange to see the Catholic hierarchy catching up with religious studies at the Catholic high school I attended more than 20 years ago. There wasn't a big deal over it, but our RE teachers either didn't emphasise the literal truth of the bible, or explicitly said it shouldn't be taken literally.
     
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    This is very old news. The Vatican's been saying that many, many parts of the Bible are merely historical (or not) fiction and placing emphasis on the Gospel.

    From the Catechism of 1994:

     
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    Immaculate Conception - Ineffabilis Deus Pius IX - 1854
    Immaculate Reception - Bradshaw to Harris Steelers - 1972
    I'd place more confidence in the historical accuracy of the later.
     
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    Hey, it's a start. Now if they could just get past the whole 'original sin' thing...
     
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    None of my sins are original, but I keep trying.
     
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    Hey, what you do with a badger is your own business.
     
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    Badgers? I don't need no stinking badgers!
     
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    It *is* an interesting question. I mean, couldn't God have made Joseph's son his prophet just as well as having Mary give virgin birth? I mean, which would be more credible? Did people listen to Moses any less because he wasn't the "son of God"?
     
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    You wash them first?
     
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    One comment, we know by genetic research that if a rib was taken from Adam a highly advance being or God could clone off that rib and perhaps clone or create a different sex from those cells. This is all being done now by man so lets not be so quick to dismiss. Remember this universe is 13 billion years old.
    I think the Bible has lots of stuff in it told in a way of the times and ages. It was a simple version for primitive man to understand.
    I like this and God said................... LET there be Light! and yet we know one of the first things that came from the Big Bang was Light........Hello.
    I also like the part of Jesus going into a strange craft but the religious freaks dont. Interferes to much with their idea of their reality. I think its very likely that the bible holds many truths only those Primitives couldnt explain them well and hence we end up with descriptions like Ezekiel wheel within a wheel yet we know today its was a advanced spacecraft.
     
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    Stop badgering the witness or he'll weasel out.
     
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    We'll have to find another way to ferret out the truth.
     
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    I was going to join in on these puns, but I think opossum up.
     
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    I raccoon that's just as well.
     
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    Well done, a vole in one!
     
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    Anything, but taking a polecat.
     
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    Otterly brilliant, if I say it myself.
     
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    On the Otter Hound...
     
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    I'm going to hound you until you stop this!
     
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    Can't stop now, the cat's out of the bag. You can shout yourself horse but it won't make any difference.
     
  24. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    S'right. "The mink shall inherit the dearth".
     
  25. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    We "know" these things you speak of? Who knows this? A spacecraft? Is that the most logical explanation?

    Edit: In the end I think we'll all be surprised at how little the whole of humanity's history has actually learned.
     

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