posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:03 AM
reply to post by solid007
The Bible is mostly a collection of letters and writings bound together. There are multiple authors. Words of God are printed in red usually. Keep in
mind, original writings were lost long ago. Age, fire, water damage, thievery, the need for heat, hidden away from public eye, you name it, a lot of
the earliest writings were lost in the shuffle.
Also, some of the letters of the Bible were not recorded until hundreds of years after the event. We all know how twisted communications can get,
imagine a eyewitness account of an event retold thousands of times over hundreds of years.
And translations will change meanings here and there because of errors or grammatical use, or words with more than one meaning.
So today's Bible is a collection of letters & writings that have been heavily handled. This being the case, it is a little silly how some people
freak out over every little nuance of the Word. To argue Bible is a fools paradise, and they are missing the point. In the Bible we learn some history
and some wisdom. The essence is to try and get along, be kind, be gentle. Yes, there are the Commandments, but there are other instruction in the
Bible that would put you in jail.
Of course, there is also plenty of intentional manipulation written into the Bible by self-interested parties using spiritual belief system to control
the masses; their minds and their wallets. The RC Church is a massive political tool with a horrible history, right on up to present day.
Lot of people get way too literal on the Bible IMHO. The proof is in the pudding, in the way you live your life, set good examples for others, be