I hope this question doesn't offend anyone, but here goes: Are the sci-fi like parts of the Bible (Ezekiel's vison - Ezekiel 1:1–3:27 etc) considered on topic?


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I think part of the problem is that, by claiming parts of it are "sci-fi", you are essentially saying "this is fictional". It would be a bit like asking if we can talk about the parts of Egyptian history that are "sci-fi like" like the pyramids.

That said, as Valorum commented in How do we differentiate between religion and fiction?, we really need to take things on a case-by-case basis. What sort of questions were you thinking of asking?

  • I'm an Orthodox Jew. I actually believe it is 100% true. However, it still doesn't mean there aren't parts which are sci-fi like.
    – TheAsh
    Sep 12, 2017 at 19:34
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    @TheAsh if they're not fictional, they're not on topic. So either you're calling it fiction and it's a debatable question, or you view it as fact althought "tending towards science fiction" and then it's off-topic.
    – Edlothiad
    Sep 12, 2017 at 20:37
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    @TheAsh - I would note that questions about the mythological nature of the Bible are on-topic on Mythology, and of course questions about Judaism (including, probably, the Bible from a Jewish perspective) are on-topic on Mi Yodeya.
    – Adamant
    Sep 14, 2017 at 3:19
  • This is a good case of the "Nonfiction doesn't become fiction by being false" rule. Sep 19, 2017 at 14:49

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