posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 09:14 PM
Yeah right, "no offense."
1.The bible does reference dinosaurs twice, but not by name.
2. Not everything in the Bible is true, because it was wrote by men, who can embellish, lie, exaggerate (sp). Take for example the book of Esther, it
is a mix of several stories, to create a single story with a purpose, that never happened.
3. The reason people think the Bible is irrelevant is nothing like Shakespeare, because the people of his time didn't understand his plays very well
either. There was actually a "Shakespeare dictionary" that was created in his time, that came before the actual first dictionary. And there is
actually some proof of a Noah's Ark-type happening. Records have actually been found in other ancient cultures os some sort of "great flood." As
well as there still being the Ark on some mountian in Eurasia.
4. I agree that some of the stories of the Bible seem like pure fiction, such as the story of Samson. There truly does not seem like any way he can
have possibly been for real, but i believe his story was exaggerated after his death in order to honor him, much like the Athurian legend. The fact is
though that many of the stories in the bible can be viewed symbollically because of the lack of proof. Like Abram, or Abraham's story basically says
to be righteous, you must have faith. That is how much of it becomes relevant. To say it isn't relevant, is like saying To Kill a Mockingbird has no
merit in today's society, just because the actual events are different, it's like saying that we shouldn't learn history because they had another
language way back when, it just doesn't make sense that way. Just because some of their problems were different doesn't mean that it is irrelevant.
If you look at a lot of the stories less literally, they become relevant.
But as ben91069 said:
In proverbs it talks about fools and how you shouldn't argue with a fool, because it is like talking to a wall.