Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by manifold, Sep 24, 2008.
Is the Bible fact or fiction?
I agree, it's both.
Then you should vote fiction.
btw: It's impossible for any work of literature to be both fact AND fiction. If any part is fiction, it is by definition, fiction. All Quiet on the Western Front contained a lot of facts about WWI, but it is still a work of fiction.
it is man's interpretation of God's word... it is impossible to know how much is based on fact and how much is based on man's idea of those facts.
It's like an unauthorized autobiography of sorts. Most is based on accurate retelling of the history but some might be embellished for the purpose of "selling" the story.
Or Asimov's Opus series. Many scientific facts in them, but scattered with a lot of fictional works.
No, that would be historical fiction, or something. No work of non-fiction is ever totally fact, btw.
Fair enough. I guess you'll just need to break out of your black & white comfort zone and pick which one you think the Bible is more of. Or abstain, it's up to you.
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