Originally Posted by angryllama
That's very imaginative, but I do not believe that Jesus' goal was to live an allegory. He gave words for living that even the uneducated could understand. This is where the gnostic argument comes short. Gnosis is some sort of secret knowledge only attainable by revelation. Jesus brought practical teaching for fulfilling the demands of the Jewish law.
Why are you so opposed to gnositism? Why are you so advent on not believing that even through jesus's own words that he speaks in parables - that through revelation you would come to a higher understanding of teachings and meaning?
The bible is not to be taken literal, and if you do, it's your loss IMO.