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That's an entirely pragmatic explanation for something that is not entirely pragmatic.
Nice and quotable. And a good recognition of the place of each. Facts give us the hard, demonstrable information to survive. Metaphor helps us understand why that survival matters. Or something like that.I live in the realm of facts. I am inspired and encouraged by the realm of metaphor.
Changed the word eclipsed to transcended. The former leaves the factual world in the dark. The latter leaves us with personal perspective, to share with others curious regarding the meaning and purpose of our personal and collective human being.For me facts are transcended by metaphors. I live in the realm of facts. I am inspired and encouraged by the realm of metaphor. One day my factual being will fall away. My actual being will live on in the stories people tell about me.
Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.”
The gospels are stories told to permit insight and encouragement. Those who present them as facts are caught in a powerful delusion.
“If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”