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Originally posted by jmdewey60
Some serious distortion on the way God feels about women because of the Greek translation of the Old Testament from the Hebrew. It reflects a later attitude and the unscrupulous translators made intentional misinterpretations to reflect their own bias against women.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Originally posted by theyreadmymind
I think I would like you to show me where this freewill is in the bible. I find the whole free will argument highly suspect.
Verses 22-26 Timothy
They are slaves to the worst of task-masters; he is the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience
Children of disobedience?
As an adult I am my own master..... well ok my wife is
But that's besides the point
Just because I don't do exactly what the biblical god says I have been caught in the devil's net? Pulease.
Same thing with homosexuals, it's their freedom to be in same sex relationships, but the bible says that makes them evil while the devil would allow this freedom to be given to them.
Secondly since Christianity is based on paganism, then wouldn't the worshipped one naturally be the devil? I mean isnt' that common sense?
Also since God doesn't give you freedom and the Devil is the opposite of God, then wouldn't the Devil give you freedom?
[edit on 11-8-2009 by ModernAcademia]
Originally posted by deprogrammer
reply to post by ModernAcademia
no...this is so wrong...every creature knows right and wrong in the
Universe and you are buying a lie and not being sold a lie.
Originally posted by hypattia
The Cathars believed that the god of the old testament was the devil This is from Wikipedia:
Many embraced the Gospel of John as their most sacred text, and many rejected the traditional view of the Old Testament — proclaiming that the God of the Old Testament was really the devil, or creative demiurge. They proclaimed that there was a higher God — the True God — and Jesus was or is the messenger. These are views similar to those of Marcion.
Of course the Catholic church murdered all of them, in the 1500's in France.
I found articles by doing a google search using the words, "intentional mistranslation". I spent a couple of days using different variations on these search parameters. I ran across a few interesting articles and they seem to all involve how women were viewed. Unfortunately I did not save all the links because I was actually looking for something else. But there is some serious study being done on this issue but apparently it is not on the top of any church's list of priorities, to fix the lowed status of women.
If that were true it would have been exposed by now and more accurate books would have been released.
Secondly, even if that is true, which i doubt, you are saying the majority of christians are following an innacurate translation, that could mean the entire book is flawed then and christianity as we know it is nothing close to what it really was.