Originally Posted by amesj523
See that's where you are wrong, the work i study the torah is very heavily relied upon -
I do understand the bible, and since i grew up in a family that not only accepted prodestantism - but also judism (grandfather on my one parents side) - So i have had a wide variety - and the system i study is rooted in jewish mystism and christian gnostism -
I don't ignore parts of the historical part of the bible - for instance, i believe there were giants on this planet, i am also in belief that the 'watchers' might have been inspiration as to the source of the greek/roman mythos.
But to claim the bible as pure 100% historical fact, while ignoring other texts and other writings of earlier periods - or because they aren't endorsed by the church is foolish - it only shortens the horizen upon which you view.
To pick and choose the things that you think are literal in the Bible is foolish.