Vince (Login MoxiFox) Sufi Posted Mar 9, 2008 6:22 PM
It's like when we use examples in our present day to try and explain something.
A person having no concept whatsoever, of electricity or electrons, would be totally confused as to what a technician is talking about and the technician might use illustrations of water flowing through a channel with dams etc. to explain it to him. Since the novice understands the water model from having observed water flowing, he can relate and learn how to utilize electronic circuits. Nobody has ever seen an electron so we don't actually know if they exist or not but technicians are totally confident and "knowledgeable" about electrons and their movements ........ from what they see in their mind's eye.
You could say that instead of using simile in the Bible, they used metaphor. What's written isn't materially true but represents a workable mind understanding for religious logic.