The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
So I wait for Man to understand the need to -sift | through the chaff of his
-imaginings | until he finds, once again, those bright jewels of visions given, insight
granted, and enlightenment bestowed. Only then will he be able to piece together a
relevant mental image of -I Am! |
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without
form, and (a) void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the spirit of God was
hovering over the face of the waters (dark vapors).
“Then God said =Let there be light.‘ And light appeared. And God was pleased with
it, and divided the light from the darkness. So he let it shine for a while and then there
was darkness again | (Gen. 1:1-5, KJV & The Living Bible, paraphrased).
If you were given the privilege of having witnessed such an event, in the safety of a
distance that afforded an appreciation of the colossal scale upon which it took place, how
would you describe what you had seen? What if you had also been made aware of the
-Source | that had initiated such an epic occurrence?
However witnessed, this eons‘ old story told in a very ancient original or possibly
even a proto-language seems to be as old as civilization itself, or more likely even older.
How was it that it was transported, translated, and transferred from that ancient time to
become today‘s oldest of all stories?
The Old Testament portion of the Bible, as I‘ve said and implied in other parts of this
book, appears by most estimates to have come into its written form sometime between
the sixth and the tenth century BC with the bias leaning toward the older end of the time
frame as ever newer discoveries seem to confirm.
It appears that Genesis, its first book, largely came from older literary or oral history
sources that appear to predate the Hebrew understanding by centuries, if not ages. Were
some of its stories borrowed from belief systems ancient even to these scholars of old?
Why would this -pagan pollution | of their truth have been allowed?
Could it be that the many gods supported within these myriad versions of -belief |
were merely misinterpretations and therefore misrepresentations of the One who has
eternally and patiently instructed Mankind about the nature of His Being? Might these
borrowings have been meant to come to them as a kind of parable of earlier times, telling
of things far beyond the normal ability to remember?
In today‘s world, if you were a scientist or inventor you might have tried to describe
that huge event in this way, for the benefit of a lay public.
-It‘s as if a person performing an experiment for the first time had pumped all the air
out of a glass vessel down to the point of a vacuum, then after sealing it, he sat in a
darkened room and contemplated the void within the vessel for a while, in an attempt to
determine whether there was any detectable substance still within it that his instruments
had failed to register.
-From somewhere it was as if a switch had been thrown. A searing white light
suddenly burst forth in the midst of the voided vessel. It was blinding in the sudden