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Response to IrishAyes (Reply #54)

Sat Jul 20, 2013, 06:44 PM

65. There are tens of millions of Americans who DO think this stuff is the literal truth.

A lot of them aren't necessarily slack-jawed yokels, either. They see ancient Greek and Roman myths as interesting yet fictional stories from long ago, yet they don't make the leap to look at the Bible in the same way. I know some educated people who believe that a dead Aramaic-speaking guy from Judea is going to return to Earth soon to save people. They must have a great ability to compartmentalize their thinking -- like when you're watching a movie and suspend disbelief. As Twain said, "Faith is believing what you know ain't so."

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