Being considered as holy by some is quite enough for me to give it my respectful due.outhouse wrote: First nothing is holy, it is considered holy by some.
In this case the terminology of "holy" is emotional and provocative and much more fun than being academic, and so is scripture and Divine.outhouse wrote: In historical context the term is called TEXT not scripture or divine or holy. That is not an academic understanding, TEXT is.
Religion for me is very enjoyable, even when it is trying and difficult then religious application is usually a fun adventure - IMO.
I concede that being academic can be enjoyable too ~ if a person has that kind of an attitude.
God can use anything to reach out to ignorant humans, but none of that means that God would ever truly lie.outhouse wrote: NEXT, why would a god have to copy mythology and fiction and tell others factual fiction was real ?
Fake stories like Superman and Batman and Harry Potter and King Arthur and etc etc, are all fictional stories which inspire people to a better perspective.
Many people demand that the story of Adam and Eve were factually real, while they completely miss the hard hitting message which that story delivers to me.
I do not blame God for what ignorant people do or believe.