From: george murphy (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 20 2002 - 22:05:04 EDT
Since all you can do in response to my post is quibble about
the word "fable"
I see no point in continuing.
Walter Hicks wrote:
> 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
> read it.
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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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