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Originally posted by Partygirl
God is love.
Add this to your basket, o cherry-pickers! :
By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:9-12edit on 7-6-2011 by Partygirl because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Shirak
The bible is full of contradictions when taken out of context.
May I recommend an Audio Torrent from Professor Goldman on Myths and Mythology.
I think his lectures accurately point out the errors in translation and the fact that scribes often translated and wrote their own interpretations of text. That many stories in the bible are actually mirror images of earlier Sumerian texts. The true value of works like this are to show the values of the powers that be at the time and the populations.
I appreciate the Torah etc were all meant to be translated word for word (I think there's a curse attached to that)
The literal acceptance of many passages is IMO a form of ignorance or perhaps it is just a different form of perception than my own.
Originally posted by LicentiaEstVox
This urge you people have to turn your back to God will not go well.
Look at the universe,who are you?
Who made you?
Why do you think you know so much,
when the truth is you don't know anything...
If God demands faith wouldn't he made it that you CAN'T have solid proof of His existence so you can grow strong in faith?
Bible is a great book containing knowledge and power,
but most important,its a guide to get to know ourselves better,to open our eyes.
When you quote scripture in such detestable ways,you only make yourself look smaller and weaker.
Who are you to judge what God is and wants?
I will leave for you a beautiful and most important verse from the Bible that makes your whole argument unnecessary:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Originally posted by Seed76
reply to post by madnessinmysoul
Still attacking other persons beliefs madness??
When are you going to learn to respect other people's beliefs?
I thought by now you would have evolved, but apparently you remaining in stasis.
As for your OP, i will leave you with a picture to make a point.
Originally posted by ren1999
The New Testament was ripped from the life of Apollonius of Tyana (Paul of Tarsus), a Neo-Pythagorean/Essene(Buddhist)/Krishna believer.
Apollonius was the main Jesus of history.
Originally posted by ren1999
reply to post by venusstarlite
O.k. tell me about this historical Jesus. Who was he, when was he born?