Originally Posted by ChiefRocka
My beliefs as to the second half of your statement is that bible is very much a figurative text (I realize this goes against most religious teachings).
As to the first paragraph I agree with respect to "something" that was repeatable but what about "someone" who lived a very long time ago. Is it possible that in 2000 years Hitlers crimes will have just been an unbelievable myth? Even today people do not believe that the Holocaust occurred.
Your interpretation of "Figurative text" highlights the large gray buffer zone that most people use to defend their illogical religious beliefs. The parts that sound too crazy are simply "Figurative". But that kind of thinking makes religion solely a personal experience. That's fine and dandy as far as I'm concerned, but like you said it goes against most religious teachings. And that's a problem. It just adds more evidence to the fact that individual spirituality however you see fit is what matters. And taking Bible verses and using them as proof or evidence is folly. Because everyone interprets it differently, and the information within has been passed down and translated and tweaked and censored for 2000 years.
Now back to today's methods of observation and proof. No I don't believe that in 2000 years, Hitler will be seen much differently. Simply because our ability to record observations and gathered data has improved so dramatically that it leaves very little room for that level of discrepancy through time. There are too many sources and ways to verify the validity of information. There's still a vast amount of misinformation and flat out lying these days. But it's much easier to prove the bullshitters as what they are. People living today who don't believe in the Holocaust are rightly laughed out of the room.