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Religious Myth and Faithful Reality (From Idols to Ideas)

Looked at honestly, the Bible contains a good deal of “fake news,” stories created to justify things that might have embarrassed the priestly editors of the more ancient strata of the scriptures. The progressive church has to lead the way in being honest about scholarship and history. If we tell myths as if they were history, then we are no better than lying politicians and corporations with deceptive ads. We gain credibility and relevance by telling the truth. This sermon suggests that we should get busy building credibility before we disappear entirely!

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