elephant the elephant analogy From Louis... Yes! I have always considered that story to a perfect analogy for "church". The point is, your conclusions are only as valid as your original premise - if you make a mistake right away, as the blind men did ( it wasn't God - just an elephant ) then everything after that was equaly invalid. If the Biblical prophets were wrong about being "divinely inspired", ( just interpreting their own subconscious insights ) then their words have no more or less value than any other human concepts.