Record Few Americans Think The Bible Is Literally True

“a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.”…and that would be correct…~TS

By Lydia Saad

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fewer than one in four Americans (24%) now believe the Bible is “the actual word of God, and is to be taken literally, word for word,” similar to the 26% who view it as “a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.” This is the first time in Gallup’s four-decade trend that biblical literalism has not surpassed biblical skepticism. Meanwhile, about half of Americans — a proportion largely unchanged over the years — fall in the middle, saying the Bible is the inspired word of God but that not all of it should be taken literally.

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  1. It’s hard to believe the Bible is literally true when God created the world by speaking it into existence and by defeating the serpent Rahab and feeding it to the animals of the desert. While I think the latter is more colorful, it’s inline with ANE creation legends and ultimately, both cannot be true – God would have had to have done one or the other – sure, he could have spoken Rahab to death, the references to the serpent seem like it was a mighty battle, something Genesis opts to leave out of the story.

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