OT: Parables (was: Re: Merlin (with spoilers) talent and not using it)

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at charter.net
Wed Jun 11 12:52:57 EDT 2003


Just getting back after a beautiful week in British Columbia . . .

Philip said:

>
>
>The extreme examples at both ends of the scale - Liberal and 
>Evangelical - seem
>to me to suffer from the same error: that of confusing _truth_ with 
>_fact_.  The
>extreme liberals, having established that the story is not factual, tend to
>forget that it is true; while the extreme evangelicals, accepting that the
>message is true, try and make the story out to be factual.


What a beautiful and elegant way of putting this. Thanks!

widdy

-- 
Fairy tales are not true--fairy tales are important, and they are not 
true, they are more than true. Not because they tell us that dragons 
exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be defeated.
G.K. Chesterton
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