I'm an atheist myself, but my mother is a christian, and apparently she doesn't believe in the bible and thinks it's more like a story book, but she does believe in god and jesus and whatnot... but isn't the bible kind of the whole point of christianity?
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Most Helpful Guy
If you don't belive anything the Bible says, then no you can not be a Christian by definition.
Some people are Christian in name alone. Like if someone asks them, "what religion do you believe in?" a lot of people just say Christian because it's common, they kinda think there is a god and they celebrate Christmas anyways so why not. But to be a Christian you have to believe the Bible. The question is what was history and what was allegory.
To me, I know much of it was just historical data describing what was and where we are now and a lot of it was allegorical tales for the purposes of teaching lessons. Like the Grimm fairytales, but for the Bible they're called parables.
But there is a clear as day statement in the Bible that says in order to be a Christian, you must accept Jesus as your Lord and savior. Plus have faith in him, that he is God. So if she believes that and has accepted him, then yes she is a Christian even if she believes that much of the Bible was allegory and not historical (as do I).
But you do have to believe that some of it was historical and true.0
Most Helpful Girl
Ok so, I don't technically believe in the Bible, I believe that it is the word of God because God is in all of us and we are in the image and likeness of him. The Bible is in figurative language and if you choose to perceive it that way you are choosing the contextualist approach, but others take it literally by choosing the fundamentalist approach. The Bible portrays several stories which once again are not necessarily true but represent Jesus and God. And if you just don't agree with the Bible in general, doesn't mean you're not Christian.0