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  1. The Bible
  2. Fundamentalism
  3. Understanding Bible
  4. The book of Revelations
  5. View of the Bible
  6. Conclusion

The Bible can be called an ?artifact of social memory? because first off, an artifact, by definition, is anything made or used by mankind. The Bible is considered by many be produced by the plenary verbal inspiration, which states that the scripture came from the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit simply used humans as their instruments to write the holy scriptures therefore making the Holy Bible divine. Social memory refers to a society's vicarious beliefs about its past, but since we consider the Bible an ?artifact of social memory?, this definition essentially means that the Bible is a divine recollection of amazing or shocking events to our past.

[...] It will scare us enough to make sure we get on the right path or stay on it depending on our current religious approach and views. This could be very helpful to some being like a wake up call to get their lives on track otherwise they won't get accepted into the kingdom of heaven. After reading Revelation, my perspective of the end of the world has changed somewhat. I feel like I've played enough crazy video games to feel that the Book of Revelation's content doesn't necessarily scare me with all its apocalyptic figures within it. [...]

[...] A better literal understanding of a passage can help you understand events that happened in the past, but by acquiring a better symbolic understanding of what the passage truly means to us the readers and to the Bible, we can better understand the true meaning and moral behind the passage learning key information about the Bible and maybe about ourselves The book of Revelations is challenging to interpret because its content to an avid Christian is a hard pill to swallow. [...]

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