Belief, religion & spirituality

Is the Bible really that open to interpretation?

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I don't believe the Bible much. Men created it based on Jesus' teachings. They may have gotten the wrong message so I'd say it couldn't be 100% accurate.
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You can't follow it verbatim. You need to think about what it actually means. There are symbolisms there.
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I don't read the Bible much. It's man made and all the prophets have different interpretations. They sometimes have contrasting views.
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I don't think the Bible is a reliable source. It was written by Jesus' followers and they may have misconstrued what Jesus was saying. The Gospels have different interpretations so that in itself is an example.
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I don't think people would completely base their life on the Bible since it was written during a different time. It's a guide on how we live our lives the right way.
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The Bible is meant to guide us to the right path. I don't think we need to follow it verbatim because it doesn't apply in the modern time. It's how we interpret and apply it in our lives that matter. Even if you read the Bible daily but you don't live it, there is no point.
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It depends on your interpretation and how you apply it in your life. It's basically living the teachings in the modern day.
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I'd base it on how I understood it. There are so many symbolisms. It's a way to guide us into going the right path. I'd say the Bible is mostly theory and it depends on how we apply it in our daily lives.
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I don't read the Bible much. Men who followed Jesus did it so I wouldn't say it's true to the teachings. They may have interpreted it differently so it might confuse people. They have different takes on the symbolisms.
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Not really into the Bible. Different religions have different bibles so what's the basis for all those? I'm a skeptic.
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The Bible was written thousands of years ago. It's not applicable to our time. I see it as a story book that tells of Jesus.
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I don't think people take the Bible literally. They read it but they don't necessarily have to apply it in their lives. There are so many people who pretend to be religious but don't even do the right things to people.
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It's a compilation of prophets' interpretations.It's one big story book of Jesus' life.
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If it isn't open to interpretation then they should all have the same stories about Jesus. They have different versions of the same event so people somewhat get skeptical.
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All through the greater part of the Christian period, Bible perusing and Bible elucidation were restricted to religious experts. Until the fifteenth century, the Bible was accessible just in Latin. Notwithstanding when the Bible was converted into different dialects, the shortage and high cost of Bibles kept them out of the hands of conventional individuals.
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I always read the Bible. It was a habit I developed. It teaches of morals that you can apply in your daily life. It's up to you to interpret.
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If people didn't interpret it, then it wouldn't come to form. Hence, the different stories and symbolisms because it's how the disciples interpreted it.
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The Bible was never meant to be taken word per word. You need to interpret it and apply it in your life. If you understood it, that is.
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When we read any literature, we must consider the culture in which it was written, and the audience to whom it was written.
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The Bible is an interpretation of people who believed in Jesus. Hence, the contradicting stories and symbolisms.
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