Letter: Belief is key, not literal interpretations

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Belief is what matters not literal interpretations

To the editor:

The Eagle recently ran an article on the opening of a theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky which features a 510-foot-long Noah's ark, which took six years to complete at a cost estimated at $100 million. Ken Ham, the president of a ministry called Answers in Genesis, believes it will prove to us that Bible stories are true.

Through all the Bible studies I have participated in, I find more questions than answers, but that keeps me searching and gives me food for thought.

I have learned to look at the Bible not so literally and to consider other alternative interpretations. Even Jesus (John 20:29) has this to say about belief: "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

It is my belief that the time, effort, and money spent on this project could have been spent ministering in a much more worthy fashion. I believe the Ham ministry folks have missed the boat altogether!

Sue Barnes, Dalton


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