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Is the Bible Sacred or just Jewish literature?

Video: Sherwin Wine, founder of Humanistic Judaism, discusses the proto-Humanistic Jewish response to the challenges of modernity. In this video, he states that since we accept science and reason as the only valid path to truth, we do not accept the Bible as the perfect divine word of God (since no good evidence for that has been adduced), but only as a very important piece of Jewish literature. All Jewish literature is viewed as equally valid source to draw upon.

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Note on sources: The Jewish Humanist  was the monthly newsletter of The Birmingham Temple. The periodical Humanistic Judaism was the quarterly journal of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. The Center for New Thinking was Wine’s adult learning program beyond Humanistic Judaism. Selections from Wine’s books are appropriately cited.
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