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Thread #134693   Message #3073405
Posted By: Smokey.
12-Jan-11 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Young Earth Creationism
Subject: RE: BS: Young Earth Creationism

Thank you for your reply. I wondered just how rigidly defined NEC is, though from what you say that is more up to the individual than any prescribed doctrine other than the Bible itself. I appreciate that the various versions thereof are broadly the same, I meant smaller differences that would only affect those who were more fastidiously literal in their belief, such as the existence of unicorns in the King James version, or such details as pi only being 3. (Kings 7:23) How then, does one decide what to take literally and what to disregard as figurative, fictional or inaccurate if there is no guiding consensus or predefined criteria on which to judge various details?