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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

The term Allegory is chosen to describe the relationship between religious scripture and the natural universe because it implies the intent on the part of the author to describe one thing (the universe and human morality) by telling a story a story about another thing (god).

It is more generally inclusive than Metaphor, so this wiki will not typically distinguish between them to avoid redundant links.

Interpreting scripture as allegory is the alternative to literalism.

Mapping Metaphors

One of the goals of the metaculture wiki is to provide a "mapping" between common religious beliefs and sayings with their real-world analogs. This helps reinforce the truth behind these beliefs, while moving them from faith to certainty in the mind of the believer by providing the scientific evidence behind them.

Some examples are:

Allegory Videos

What is an Allegory? A Literary Guide.

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Allegory in Literature

Cab Calloway - It Ain't Necessarily So