Questions, interpretation of the Bible
Hello all, I have a few a questions: 1) Are there any good arguments against holding that (simultaneously) both a literal and allegorical interpretation of Genesis, and the Bible in general, is true? 2) Are there any decent arguments for refuting and countering an argument for an allegorical Adam and Eve? 3) And a short story from a post of mine elsewhere "The situation is: I'm attending a christian conference (entertainment value, it's free), and there is a certain individual/lecturer that is introducing/teaching allegorical and figurative interpretation of the bible (genesis, but generally the rest of the old testament). The majority of the crowd, even fundamentalists are buying it. (I wouldn't be surprised if this person had ulterior motives). What can I ask the presenter to further demoralise the crowd? As in, allowing the crowd to doubt there faith even more. This is a rather large crowd, so questions should have some information to back it up that I can research ahead of time. A weblink, book, etc. I know it might sound strange...any input would be greatly appreciated. P.S. The main speaking points are adam and eve, plagues, great flood, burning bush, etc. There are also a decent number of catholics present, maybe questions undermining the scriptual basis for certain doctrines would be good?" Thank you all for your time. Marcus P.S. My apologies if this is not in the correct subforum or section.