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When it comes to the Bible many questions arise concerning how tointerpret different passages characters which way is the correct wayto interpret these passages and characters and who interprets thosepassages and characters in the correct way One character whose life andteachings are particularly questioned is Jesus When it comes to thedebate of which is correct between science and religion and evendebates about how to worship correctly among different practices Jesusbecomes a very controversial topic As Marcus Borg Christian HauerWilliam Young and David Brian Winter each illustrate not all Biblepassages or stories of Jesus and his life and teachings were not writtenwith the intention of being read and interpreted literally orword-for-word at all Contrary to popular belief religion and science are not at opposingviews They cannot be opposing because they exist in two differentrealms Where science explains nature and the mechanics or how thingshappen religion explains the spiritual world from a moral perspectiveand why things are right or wrong That being said the Bible should notand was not intended to be taken as completely factually trueinstead as Winter says the Bibles most profound truths of all arebetter and more truthfully told in poetry Winter 12 In otherwords we are actually missing the point of the passage if we read itand interpret it literally We should be reading the passage for themessage and the moral and not necessarily the literal meaning - for thetwo may not even be the same thing As far as those who believe that the entire Bible must be interpretedliterally in order for any truth to exist are concerned Winter saysthat this belief is fundamentally wrong In this case if one verse ofthe Bible is not factually true or historically true none of itcan be true Winter 12 But this according to Winter is also wrongThe Bible was not written or intended to be made into a historicallyaccurate account it was intended to be read and used as a model for howGod wants
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