In today’s society of theists you tend to find you have those who are rather liberal in their attitude to their holy book.
They take it as a metaphor, understand it is dated, written by humans, imperfect, and lean on the good examples it provides.
The other is the fundamentalists, the literalist, the inerrantist. These folks think the Bible, Qur’an or particular holy book is the written word of their deity.
As such, believe it is PERFECT. Without error, 100% factual. No metaphor. The world and humans were created as described in Genesis (or equivalent book) and therefore all evidence of evolution is thrown out.
You do get some theists that are in between these two extreme groups, but thanks to our tribal nature you tend to find people end up going to the proverbial left or right.
This literalist attitude leads to massive misconceptions about humans, science, and even faith.
As with previous CCM Gallaries by Lord Cropes this one tries to answer some of those questions and statements you often get
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