i doubt that that is true. i believe that when the Bible was initially distributed it was intended to represent the literal truth. i believe that the point of view that it is allegorical came about as science brought into question many of the claims in the Bible and religious proponents then used the allegory theory to claim that the disproof of many of its claims did not refute its message. this from the website Biblica.com:
"The oldest surviving manuscript of any part of the New Testament is a papyrus fragment containing part of John 18. Scholars estimate that it was written about 125 AD."
it is extremely doubtful to me that those who read it or received it aurally around 125 AD and probably much earlier considered it to be an allegory.
People once needed religion as a means to explain the seemingly inexplicable.
Now that we have advanced in our learning, most of what religion teaches flies in the face of scientific fact.
Time to consign notions of god and the hereinafter to the slag heap and focus on the here and now.
if a person doesn't believe in God then at the very least he must admit that the origin of the universe is one spectacular accident and that in our current state of knowledge, even with the big bang theory and any other explanations, there is a great deal that we don't know.
Yes, there is much we don't know.
Question: who best to discover the "answer:" an empiricist
How’s recreational marijuana going impact the walking pace and sidewalk congestion on the strip?
How’s recreational marijuana going impact the walking pace and sidewalk congestion on the strip? I can’t imagine a herd of freshly baked stoners being able to process the visual stimuli and walk at the same time. Users of THC laced bake goods and candy may pay homage to the Quaalude crawl or Thorazine shuffle in front of the Fountains. I predict lots of stunned, over stimulated, open mouths gutturally uttering “WOW”. Excuse me while I kiss the sky