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A Literal Interpretation Of The Torah Is Standard

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on August 11, 2003 02:49:08 UTC

Dear Duane,

It is standard for orthadox jews and certain christians to ake the Torah literally- Not for other jews or all christians.

For me it is clear from astronomy, the subject of this site, that the Torah cannot be literal as the universe has been proven to be older than 6,000 years. You see stars every night whose light was emitted more than 6,000 years ago- according to all astronomers including Ross, a christian conservative astronomer who has written extensively in christian journals.

if we could only see 6,000 light years, we would not see a single galaxy, and we can see millions of them.

So according to astronomy, the Torah cannot be taken literally. If you do so, then I wonder why you are contributing to a site devoted to science, a science that finds your beliefs to be illogical. Based on astronomy it is illogical to take the Torah literally.



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