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Originally posted by Miraj
Originally posted by junglejake
What I find interesting is how many people say they've extensively studied the Bible and found it to be wrong, but when asked to stand up to someone else who has studied the Bible extensively, the examples disappear or the rebuttal ignores key points.
Even Ehrman appears not to attack the content, but instead attempts to discredit the books themselves (similar to what the OP asked us not to do -- don't go after the source, go after the content). I could be wrong; I haven't read the book and don't plan to.
Feel free to prove me wrong
Question. My virgin daughter has been raped. What is the morally acceptable thing to do with her?
Check your bible, and give me an answer.
Of course I already know the answer, I just want to see how you feel about the answer.
Originally posted by freeyourmind1111
Interesting. Also to add to the conversation, the Codex Sinaiticus is a manuscript to be looked, at as it contradicts a lot of what the modern bible we use today bible says. The Codex Sinaiticus is the oldest surviving, fully intact bible we have. It was stolen from the monks and Mt. Sinai by a man named Constantin von Tischendorf in 1859. Some quick examples of the contradictions are...The Codex does not mention the Resurrection or Ascension.The Codex has no mention of the "Father forgive them for they know not what the do" spoken from the cross and the codex does not mention the story about the woman (Mary Magadalene)who was adulterous and going to be stoned. Those are just few inconsistencies to look at, there are more. Cheers!
[edit on 15-5-2009 by freeyourmind1111]
Originally posted by jd140
If you don't follow one you will follow the other.
It implies that you either follow the religious or the atheists.
Either way your following somebodies ideology.
Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by InfaRedMan
All I can tell you is that, if your soul is empty it is more likely that evil entities enter. Not that you are a bad person. I dont know you.
your description of yourself sounds more on the Athiest side, rather than Agnostic.
I have a few friends and family members who also fit that description and are good people. Not in God's eyes though.
Originally posted by Gawdzilla
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
The bible is an incredible book ...
Of all the extraordinary notions contained within, timeless teachings, wisdom, love, religion is the least of them.
Don't forget the genocide, misogyny, racism, homophobia, and arrogance.
Star for the OP, btw!
Originally posted by grover
The thing is that forgery as we know it was not considered such in the Ancient world... its a hard idea to describe but they felt that they were enhancing and rounding out what was missing.