Democratic Candidate Pete Buttigieg says “There Is ‘No Way’ the Bible Should Be Understood Literally”

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Pete Buttigieg is a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Right now, he is the current mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Recently, he had an interview in which he affirmed that there is ‘no way’ the Bible should be understood literally.

Jesus speaks so often in hyperbole and parable, in mysterious code, that in my experience, there’s simply no way that a literal understanding of Scripture can fit into the Bible that I find in my hands,” he told Rolling Stone

His point of view

In the interview, he explained that he did not grow up in a religious home, though he went to Catholic school. He is more comfortable with the Episcopalian faith, which is liturgically conservative and theologically liberal.

Well, I think for a lot of us, certainly for me, any encounter with Scripture includes some process of sorting out what connects you with God versus what simply tells you about the morals of the times when it was written, right?

For example, the proposition that you should execute your sister by stoning if she commits adultery. I don’t believe that that was right once upon a time, and then the New Testament came and it was gone. I believe it was always wrong, but it was considered right once, and that found its way into Scripture.

The candidate has no problem speaking on controversial topics such as: abortion, homosexuality, and immigration.

People know him for being a microphone for the growing religious left. He shows interest when it comes to talking about things related to the Bible and religion. And this time was not the exception.

Buttigieg said during the second primary debate:

The Republican Party likes to cloak itself in the language of religion.” But we should call out hypocrisy when we see it.”

And for a party that associates itself with Christianity to say that it is OK to suggest that God would smile on the division of families at the hands of federal agents, that God would condone putting children in cages, that party has lost all claim to ever use religious language again,” he continued.

 

Source: Christian Headlines 

 

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