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  •  There's validity in both interpretations (1+ / 0-)
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    David PA

    The eye of the needle was that gate, but the only way through it was to get off the camel and get rid of things--which fits metaphorically with many of Jesus' teachings that love of money impedes one's love of God and ability to follow Him.

    Of course, fundamentalists do not like to admit that the Bible includes metaphors, even though Jesus used them frequently to make it easier for humans with limited understanding to understand the ineffable. For some, it's all literal.

    I guess I do not see metaphor as being outside of God's order. Like all figurative language, metaphor helps me understand difficult things better, and that includes my faith. JMO

    •  Great Wisdom (0+ / 0-)

      There is great wisdom in your analysis.  Those of us who do not take the words of the bible literally must avoid the very traps we accuse fundies of.  To the degree that we embrace literalist arguments we are condemned to dogmatism and error.

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