"As to the question of which parts of Genesis I think actually happened, you will find that I have answered that in the post that you linked to.
The Scripture is true, whether a particular passage is literal or figurative, because it teaches…"
"I never defined atheists that way. I don't know why you would think that. In fact this might be one of the reasons we do not understand each other: I do not think atheists are immoral and unloving. I have perfect understanding of how someone…"
""Taken to its logical conclusion, people like yourself will engage in hate crimes and discrminatory behavior towards those who simply cannot believe in the god you uncritically accept as existing."
That is untrue.
"C. S. Lewis is a great author. His writings are of course not considered to be inspired by the Holy Spirit in a similar way that the Scripture is. Then again, I never made such assertion in the first place. He was still a genius. I really don't…"
"Yes, I couldn't agree more! Rosemary's arguments seem extremely similar to those of Richard Dawkins. The only thing in which my opinion differs from yours is that I do not consider that a good thing... :D :D"
":D :D Oh, who knows. It is obvious that Genesis uses figurative language to describe certain things. It is equally clear that some of the things that are so described have actually happened. The point is that whether Genesis uses figurative or…"
"Jesus Christ is not half-god, half-man.
I think I have actually answered most of the other questions in this thread already, although now that I think of it I really cannot imagine how these are even related to the topic. :D ;) If there are…"
"Of course! And Lewis himself would have it no other way, I am sure. :) After all, he was no theologian.
However I do not think that makes his explanation any less valid. After all, his books have earned him a lot of respect, I even hear some…"
""According to biblical "history", one third of heavenly inhabitants thought heaven and its Landlord were so intolerable that they rebelled."Haha, I like your interpretation of that. :D It is wrong of course, but very funny.…"
""Ok, well it seems then that out of the entire book of Genesis you retain only that a god created everything."
Do not let yourself be deceived. :D :D It isn't so. Also, my post didn't even mention Abraham at all so why…"
"Those are good questions. :) I believe that there was a great flood, that theme seems to occur in several other countries, although the general understanding seems to be that it wasn't really quite as world-wide as one might think. :D ;) As to…"
"No, no, I actually know a lot of atheists that I respect very much. I might have mentioned that I was a practical atheist for quite some time myself and so I even have some first hand experience, I know that one can very reasonably and in all…"
"You were making that assertion or why else were you comparing the statement about Zeus and Argonauts with Genesis? You either wanted to make that assertion or else the whole paragraph is actually completely off-topic, isn't it? :D