Originally posted by LestatG
The bible is not even an accurate historical book, there are contradictions riddled through it. There is absolutely no evidence to back up the
majority of claims, I agree with an earlier post, I believe it as much as a fable, it has some good stories and morals but that's as far as it goes.
I did not always have that view, I was a practicing catholic raised in a catholic family and always went to church. I even served on the alter.
However, denying ignorance I started to ask questions and received no credible or even believable answers.
Contradictions? I love untangling those! Ya got any I haven't heard and haven't been able to prove is not a contradiction?
I get it that you believed in God but the Catholic Church isn't the best example of being forthcoming with answers and most of the sermons, I
listened to there was a lot of latin and greek stuff being said. They all looked scary too. Them guys dressed in black with them naru collars and
the nuns all wearing hoods and no makeupall looking like little truman capote's with friar costumes on. The scary statues with half naked men all
bloody and guts hanging out, their chest ripped open and their heart exposed. Kneel , stand, Kneel, Stand, Kneel, Stand. jeez what a pain in the
butt and speaking of pains in the butt, those pews they made us sit on were solid oak! NO padding No arm rest for all cept those lucky enough to get
the inside aisle seat.
They got to dash out faster than most.
Then their was all that phantom of the opera kinda of music. I mean really weird. My Dad finally yanked us out of that church when I asked him why
the father kept asking me if i masturbated at all as part of my list of sins during confession. I really didn't know what the hell the word even
meant so I asked my dad and that was all it took.
So one could say I had enough scary experiences to write off God completely but I didn't. Nope God hounded me and kept sending me people who DID know
the answers and they came when I wasn't asking but were questions I had asked the wrong people for answers before.
Also their is the possibility man has not arrived at the kind of technology that can prove some of the events in the bible really DID happen.
The 250, 000 remains of egyption soldiers and all the chariots found at the bottom of the RED sea where Moses escaped through.
The mass veritcal graves of over 1.5 million sodomites and the huge balls of sulfur (brim stone) found beneath the ground.
The numerous things said about the universe back then that Science is now corroborating that no one could have known existed back then,.
Lots of reasons to find that book fascinating, unless you got something against religious things and most people I see criticizing the bibe with such
vitriol and zeal, happen to be atheist's gays on the activist side of ATS.
Anyone hates a book THAT much, makes me wanna find out more about it hehe.
GREAT POSTS to you, UNDO! You are very smart from what I hear around here .