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  • n. Plural form of literalist.

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  • So while I think people who do -- what I call literalists -- might be angry because it is a matter of faith for them that every word written in the Gospels is true, and it is not to many other people, I hope they'll similarly find him more approachable.

    CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Peter Jennings Discusses 'The Search for Jesus' - June 15, 2000

  • This drove certain literalists in the clergy crazy, but no matter -- Judge pressed on.

    Film

  • Your inane attempt to assume that most Christians and Jews are literalists is stupid and disingenuous.

    They will not build it. « BuzzMachine

  • A homeland for Protestants would have to satisfy the aspirations of born-again literalists holding forth about creationism in their concrete-block tabernacles and also to fulfill the hopes and dreams of vaguely churched latitudinarians praising God's creation by boating on Sundays.

    Zion's Vital Signs

  • Then, if we set aside the so-called literalists and look at the more liberal interpretations, we see a whole new universe of explanations of what the Bible means, further proof that only a fool would suggest that the Bible is reliable.

    Debunking Debunking Christianity Christianity

  • You said:Then, if we set aside the so-called literalists and look at the more liberal interpretations, we see a whole new universe of explanations of what the Bible means, further proof that only a fool would suggest that the Bible is reliable.

    Debunking Debunking Christianity Christianity

  • And so the so-called literalists today not only deny some aspects of the literal meaning of the Bible, but in rejecting the findings of modern science, they reject the example of their forefathers in the faith who shifted their views on "scientific" matters when worldviews changed and progressed.

    Keith Ward, Big Questions in Science and Religion 9: Has Science Made Belief in God Obsolete?

  • I could likewise claim that the literalists are at fault for not believing the mountains and the hills will literally shout with joy (Isaiah 55: 12), but that would just betray my own confusion with regard to the interpretation of the Hebrew scriptures.

    Waldo Jaquith - Pi is exactly three!

  • So why are these words not taken literally by so-called literalists?

    Limits of Literalism

  • The good news is that, if one wants so-called literalists to eschew the belief that God will delight in torturing people for eternity to give but one example, all one has to do is persuade them that that belief is really, really abhorrent.

    Limits of Literalism

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