From: Walter Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 21:32:19 EDT
george murphy wrote:.
> Please point out where I sued the term "fable" for Jonah.
Of course not, George; you are too "PC" for that.
You just treat it as a fable, but never use the word. or back up the
fact that you
accept fables as a legitimate part of scripture -- even when an
author goes out of
his way to present it as FACT. (As in historical fact.)
Then you call it "truth". -- as others on this list do.
I repeat to you a "fable" -- I mean a true story --- that was
A true story
Act 1, Scene 1
Once there were these two Hittites named Gabriel and Abraham.
We hear them talking:
Abe: Hey Gabe, Iím reading this terrific book about the Jews. You should really
Gabe: Whatís so great about it?
Abe: It tells how the Jews wandered for 40 years in the desert.
Gabe: So what? Thatís just history.
Abe: But it tells how they had nothing to eat and God sent them Manna from
Gabe: Wow! Now thatís real good history. Tell me more.
Abe: And there was this pillar of fire that protected them and the Red Sea
Gabe Wow! Thatís the history of the Jews?
Abe: Well, some say that it is a story.
Gabe: Just a story?
Abe: Not ějustî a story -- a true story!
Gabe: Are you sure it is true?
Abe: Sure it is very literary and it tells all kinds of things about God.
Gabe: True things
Abe: Of course!
Gabe: But is it historical?
Abe: Donít be so fussy. True is true and thatís good enough.
Gabe: Excuse me but Iíve got a stoning to go to. Do you want to come?
Abe: Will it be a real stoning?
Gabe: Of course! And it has a moral. Do you think I would make up a story?
Exit Gabe and Abe
Hmmmm: What famous person said "What is truth?"
-- =================================== Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
In any consistent theory, there must exist true but not provable statements. (Godel's Theorem)
You can only find the truth with logic If you have already found the truth without it. (G.K. Chesterton) ===================================
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