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Artful_Dodger's Avatar Jump to comment 105 by Artful_Dodger

Given that it is, then the whole story of Jesus is an irrelevance since there was no literal fall only a metaphorical one.

Epeeist, there is nothing metaphorical about the fall, except (possibly) the images, the word pictures, that were used to describe it. The tree and the fruit and the talking serpent may not be literal, but the all too real narratives that they are intended to illustrate: of defiance against God, of human beings setting themselves up as gods, of human self-deification leading to human destruction (with implications for the created order of which humans (men and women equally) had been made the custodians, are absolutely literal. The evidence of them lies all aroound us everywhere we look. This makes the story of Jesus not only relevant but indispensible.

Sun, 11 May 2008 23:49:00 UTC | #169581