Re: The hidden symbolism in the Bible
Akbar: your balance and desire for truth are obvious, but thanks for the explanation, anyway :-D
Right: there's a lot of rubbish out there passing off as "True Religion" but is only a synthesis of pagan and gnostic dogma wrapped in a shiny new package.
There is a Psalm, I don't remember, in which God says, "Does the creator of the earth need food . . . ?"
What He wants is fellowship with us; that's my take on why we even exist in the first place.
Later = have a good weekend. Salaam.