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Originally posted by marg6043
I ask that question myself, historian already have proved the inconsistencies of the bible, the timing or chronology does not match and still some people will swear by it. Beat me!!!!!!!!!!
I guess old habits are hard to change.
Originally posted by The Astral City
The bible is not taken as pure truth except by some of those who believe it for the most part.
There is a good amount of historical reccord of battles and kingdoms and such included in it though, however this is far from making the whole book true.
Modern science has used the bible to locate some old battle sites and ruins but not too much else. Personally as a Pagan, a scholar at a major university and someone who uses common sense, I don't believe that Jona could live in a whale, that the earth was created in 6 days (and a day long break) or that the whole planet could be swallowed by a flood, sorry it just didn't happen and most every credible scientist and historian agrees.
Originally posted by LadyV
Why is it that the bible is taken as fact....it all really happened...supposedly, but the writing of mythology, is taken as just stories...this makes NO sense to me what-so-ever.
Originally posted by Jamuhn
Uh, one quick question, what does this mean: "non-bias observation based science"...I didnt realize such a thing existed.
Originally posted by lossofreason this is all we are
the ctholic religion in comparitive...the caths removed several books from the bible...as did christians....to mould what it is into their religous system....in perspective alot of the bible is recreation of ancient story...before christianity...egyptian text states that ptah vomitted the world from his mouth...just as christianity states god spoke the world into existence....the stories of rah and his journeys...compare to jesus and his journeys....the bringer of light set...also comparitive to lucifer,satan,was cast from the heavens to rule the dead souls that have no good...also the earth is ruled by set in the texts...as satan rules the earth in christianity....
lesser gods equal angels...christianity vs egyptology...
in greek myth they speak of the son of the god...same as in romanism...and christianity....paganism is the proprietary belief of all religions...the belief of one all powerful and the lesser...saints...angels...demons....judges....archangels....gods...goddesses....mother earth father universe....the elements....water=jesus fire=satan earth=mankind wind=god(his voice) all around us and beside us and inside us think about it....
Originally posted by Bleys
Do a search on the Epic of Gilgamesh - excellent resource for the earliest known written account of the great flood.