I’m agnostic now but was raised Methodist, and there everything was taught as allegories / metaphors, etc and the distilled message was “do good. be good. do good things”.
Even in my convertitisis to Eastern Orthodox (Christian) [did some monastery stuff), everything was “symbolic”, even in the writings from the 2nd/3rd centuries and stuff.
So, the meme’s a little ignorant.
“Oh no, science said something! QUICK MAKE SOME SHIT UP, FAST!” was never necessary.
I’m trying to show that shit ignorant argument’s shit and should be called out.
I don’t care about YOUR argument. The argument you presented in the meme was a bad one.
If you’re talking about the wackjobs who believe “the Earth is 6000 years old” stuff? They’re an easy mark. Also people who take the Bible word-for-word are idiots. It was never part of the tradition for the Bible to be taken that way. Only started around 1600s or so and they got ‘weird’ since then.
Analogies in general can be dangerous things when misapplies. In Physics, misapplication of metaphors has caused some really awful ways of thinking to remain. I love this article because it is a reminder that mathematics is an analogy as well.
Humanism (old school form, not so much the angry-atheist style humanism) is generally my thing, but I recognize that it’s simply liberal Christianity with the head lopped off it
Humanism is basically “Unitarian Universalist”.