The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
Will we suffer a great defeat, as did the Christians of AD 625, only to stumble
onward to another kind of greatness unimaginable even in today‘s expansion of
knowledge? Or will we mimic the Great Carthaginian debacle because we have sacrificed
our prospective children to that great god of convenience?
I‘m sure that the future was no more discernable to the early Christians when they
were blindsided by those denizens of the desert, and they might have counted their sins as
they wondered if another redemptio n was possible. We have more recently been treated
to a smaller though similar experience, with similar advice to count our sins, right after 9-
The Bible tells us that Jesus‘ way is still the best way, but will we have ears to listen
with, regarding the great multiplicity of distractions of the many competing spiritualities?
Will we Christians have the foresight to give our modern institution of investigation,
science, a respectful hearing for its new answers? Answers that appear to be well
grounded as reflected in the parables that are in the Bible and are the Bible as iterated in
the early chapters of this book? And will their counterparts in science reciprocate?
It seems that only time will tell, but we all would be wise to constantly check the path
that we follow as we grope our way toward our destiny. For the Bible also tells us that the
-mighty will be brought low. | Has it already happened? Was 9-11 some kind of prelude,
or just a warning?
Is it possible, among the multitude of today‘s Christian denominations that challenge
each other for dominance in the correct carrying of the Word, of those long-gone days, to
agree to disagree instead of warring amongst each other more ardently than we are
willing to confront a common enemy on what history might see as trivialities?
Might it be possible for our Jewish cousins to allow us our compartmentalization of
their, and our one God? It might allow them to look again at the Messiah that we think
that they missed the first time around. But we Christians must also attempt to resolve our
own differences such as, but not limited to papal primacy, iconic imagery, as well as
imaginative indulgences. And within -the protest | we find other serious concerns that
might divide our loyalties even further.
As Lincoln once observed, -A house divided cannot long stand. | How much longer
might our Judeo-Christian houses stand so disagreeably separate? I‘m sure that there are
others in our world, with some acquaintance with Lincoln‘s proposition, who are waiting
watchfully to see if we are as aware of its implications as was -The Great Emancipator. |
The Judeo-Christian understanding in common is that God is the wellspring of all
creation, the -Axiom of Existence | upon which all reality rests. -Axiom—A recognized truth. An established and universally accepted principle or rule. (Logic and math) a proposition which is assumed without proof for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it. |
Such as, that the earth represents objective reality as science seems to insist, or that God
exists, as theology proclaims, among other useful propositions that might be propounded
that seem today to be beyond objective proof.
So? We Christians are the ones who wish to add that this Jesus is the one who
declared that he had come to do -His Father‘s | work. Hadn‘t we all ought to be about the
same thing? Somewhere there is a commonality to be had in all of Man‘s quests for
erudition. Shouldn‘t we try to raise ourselves above our separate battlements of
disagreement enough to try to discern where it might be?
Numen vel dissita iungit
(A divine power unites even opposites)