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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 08:10 AM
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149. There are two options here.
1. The story of Moses is essentially true (maybe the details are not completely accurate).

2. The story of Moses is essentially false (maybe some of the incidental claims are real).

"It doesn't matter because it is about faith" is not one of the options. Exodus is making a factual assertion about what happened. All Abrahamic religions are based on those assertions at least in part. If the events are not as described then any belief system based on them is ipso facto invalid. This is something fundamentalists actually understand. They know the validity of their beliefs depends on the veracity of their foundational myths. Once those myths are revealed to be merely myths, the whole house of cards collapses. Exodus becomes an interesting story, but that is all.
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