Theology week 1

Theology week 1 - discover the roots of humanity as we do...

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Coming from a private, catholic school background all my life, I haven’t gotten a chance to have my own independent thought about the Bible. It was slightly forced upon me by my school when I was young so I really haven’t gotten a chance to formulate my own opinion. I was always taught that it was a holy text that one should follow and that it was the holy text of Catholicism. Now that I’m given the opportunity to think about it, I have come to the conclusion that it is not to be taken literally and that even after thousands of years have passed after it has been written, it still applies to people today. The stories in the Bible are stories that teach us morals that we should follow in our everyday lives. In the debate over evolution versus Genesis, I believe that Genesis ultimately prevails because of the solid rock of science behind it. I believe that the story of Genesis was to provide religious teaching to the ancients because they did not have the science to
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Unformatted text preview: discover the roots of humanity as we do now. Furthermore some passages are not to be taken literally. I remember in school we discussed Matthew 27:25, “His blood be on us and on our children”, and how it had a history of anti-Semitic meaning and how that it was merely an exaggeration by people in the day. Literally I believe that the Bible has numerous scientific flaws but illiterates the code of ethics in a human very well. Times have changed drastically since the Bible has been written. Technology and human thought have changed so much yet the Bible remains the same. The masses are still willing to read and follow the Bible because it is truly timeless. Critics may say that the Bible may be outdated and I agree in some areas, but overall, the Bible teaches a sort of universal truth that sets the moral code for all of Christianity to follow....
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