Art, Books, Stuart France, symbolism

Old Truth…

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…It is sometimes easy to forget,

but before the ‘Old Truth’ was regarded as old

it was the ‘only truth’, and for some it still is.

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As far as literalism goes,

it cannot be much more straightforward.

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But it is always tempting to take literalism too far.

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Regarding the earliest stories of the ‘Old Truth’,

as the earliest stories,

would be, for literalism, one step beyond.

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The story of Cain and Abel replays the concerns

of Abraham and Isaac

from a much later point in their development

and then claims that the ‘events’ in the story

actually ocurred much earlier.

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Sooner or later

such contrivance,

is bound to be found out!

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