so I continue reading the Bible with my kid who is already well in his teens and the need for lengthy and desirably thoughtful discussion becomes more and more evident. The first question we had - if God could have created other worlds - didn't get any conclusive answer but at least with help of online community we learn that it's assumed all what God creates is good so even there were other worlds they weren't 'Bad'. \n The next question we immediately got was about the Sun/Moon and the stars: God made the two great lights - the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night - and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth. the idea of the Sun and Moon set on the sky dome drastically contradicts to the current understanding of the matters. Of course I didn't challenge all the scarce knowledge of the astronomy taught to my kid in school. Instead I said that we shouldn't understand what is written in the Bible literally - the text is only a metaphor or has symbolic meaning. But this didn't work well. If Bible is not precise and requires our judgement to understand it there is no such thing as a pure Christian or Christian at all. By definition the Christian is the one who believes in Christ and it's Bible and only Bible where it's actually defined who Christ is. And if we take Bible figuratively, metaphorically or liberally it just makes each of us believing in its own 'adjusted' Christ. But it doesn't make sense cause Bible is considered to be 'sacred', i.e. unquestionable, absolute true. \n Or it's not? the first part is here - link lol it's too complex.. can you just tell what is enough to believe in to be a christian, from, for example, catholic church point? not sure about any 'official' church point of view but I'd say it's enough to love your neighbor as yourself nah most of atheists or buddhists do, or at least said that they would a christian should also believe there is a God of course super!!! lol, a God ok, a Chirstian is the one who follows Great Commandment: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets. I bet you googled it right now does it mean you wasn't a christian before? I certainy knew it before, I just didn't remember where it was from so you just took a random phrase from the Bible and decided that it fits you well and then it can be your sense of christianity. Then you also assumed that the piece where it says about Sun and Moon being attached to 'dome of the sky' is not that important and can be understood 'figuratively'. \n would then a guy who took 'Sun on the sky dome' part as most important from the Bible also be a christian? And that guy may even do not know he's supposed to love his neighbor and think it's quite ok to kill one if they don't believe that Sun is attached to the dome?