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Originally posted by xxThexGreatxEscapexx
The bible has a ton of contradictions. You'll never get anywhere with it unless you learn the original language the bible was translated from. Latin and Greek, Leo Tolstoy did it.
Originally posted by illuminnaughty
reply to post by swan001
Im sorry if its not to your taste mate Im just trying to work it out. That book has caused more murder rape and pilage than any other thing in history. Its a good book? yes they say as they kill you in the name of the gentle loving kind jesus.
"Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." — Denis Diderot
Originally posted by Smack
Genesis (6:11-13) "Behold, I will destroy them with the earth."
God was angry because "the earth was filled with violence." So he killed every living thing to make the world less violent.
The Israelites, with God's help, kill all the men, women, and children of every city.
Joshua, at God's command, kills everyone and everything that he can find (including babies and little children)-- or, as the Bible puts it, he "utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Lord commanded."
God kills 50,070 men for looking into the ark. "And the people lamented, because the Lord had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter."
God will punish Eli's descendants forever for the sins of Eli's sons.
I could go on and on and on and onedit on 5-4-2012 by Smack because: (no reason given)
This explanation will no doubt be objected to, on the ground that it is in contradiction with the statements of the Bible; but a careful examination of those statements shows us that this contradiction is more apparent than real, and that it results from the interpretation which has been given to expressions whose meaning is allegorical rather than historical.
The question of the personality of Adam, regarded as the first man, and sole progenitor of the human race, is not the only one in regard to which the religious convictions of the world have necessarily undergone modification. The hypothesis of the rotation of the earth round the sun appeared, at one time, to be in such utter opposition to the letter of the Bible, that every species of persecution was directed against it, and against those who advocated it. Yet the earth continued to move on in its orbit in defiance of anathemas; and no one, at the present day, could contest the fact of its movement without doing violence to his own powers of reasoning.
The Bible also tells us that the world was created in six days, and fixes the epoch of this creation at about 4000 years before the Christian era. Previously to that period the earth did not exist. At that period it was produced out of nothing. Such is the formal declaration of the sacred text, yet science, positive, inexorable steps in with proof to the contrary. The history of the formation of the globe is written in indestructible characters in the worlds of fossils, proving beyond the possibility of denial that the six days of the creation are successive periods, each of which may have been of millions of ages. This is not a mere matter of statement or of opinion. It is a fact as incontestably certain as is the motion of the earth, and one that theology itself can no longer refuse to admit, although this admission furnishes another example of the errors into which we are led by attributing literal truth to language which is often of a figurative nature. Are we therefore to conclude that the Bible is a mere tissue of errors? No; but we must admit that men have erred in their method of interpreting it.
Amen to that
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
People are stupid and therefore the bible is stupid.
If you don't understand this post, you are probably stupid too.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
Well, The Bible certainly doesn't burn very good...
"For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made."