Sometimes the lies and seemingly deliberate misunderstandings, well, truthfully, I am too weak to not be drawn into responding to such muck at times. Better to remain blissfully ignorant of what the professedly wise yet woefully ill-educated are nattering on about. Recently, I allowed myself to be drawn into such a conversation which resulted in great works of literature being compared to Harlequin romances while biblical illiteracy was on display for all the world to see. All of which lead me to two questions:
First -- Can blood be shed without violence? For the context in which evidence of blood shed is important, see Deuteronomy 22.
Second -- The great works of literature are a Christian heritage to us. These works consistently use symbols in certain ways. Is this use meaningless coincidence or do they point us to a hidden truth?