Orson Scott Card: More on how world views Mormons

In comparing Mormon beliefs with those of other Americans, the pollsters have to use the same questions for everybody. This can lead to some pretty strange results, since our rejection of the neo-platonic tradition of mainline Christianity makes some questions very hard to answer.

When asked whether the Bible is the word of God or written by men, 91 percent of us declare it to be the word of God. But what about taking it literally? There we drop to only 35 percent, because of that "as far as it is translated correctly" clause in the Articles of Faith.

But that does not mean we take the Bible metaphorically -- we merely see it as only one source of the word of God, and not necessarily the most reliable one.

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