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What is your favourite Bible story or quote?

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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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The talking donkey. It makes me snicker every time.

Numbers 22

27 And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

28 And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.




posted on May, 9 2012 @ 02:13 AM
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Hi OP...good thread I would have to say the book of Ruth ,or Ester ...one a love story and the other a troll killer ...as a reference to a new member that might ask what is a troll ? you can refer them to your thread ,for a reference to ats's local troll and the book of Ester for how God deals with trolls ....peace



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 02:30 AM
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OP, it's a shame threads like these plummet so badly. You would think these trolls would realize what they're doing, but unfortunately they don't have any morals (yet swear they don't need a book to teach them morals!).

As for me, my favorite is the account of the Resurrection of Jesus. It's what all our faith rests on, as Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:17 - "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins."

Personally, I find all of the accounts of the Bible to be fascinating in some way. Even the more "gruesome" ones, they make you want to know why God did what He did (in the OT), and with some basic research (sometimes even in context), you'll find the answer. The way I see it, it's GOOD to question the Bible, that isn't a lack of faith. People who just sit there and claim God is evil or that the Bible is full with contradictions ask questions, but they never find the answers because they are unwilling to look for the Truth.

I call these people "lazy", or if you want, "ignorant"



Originally posted by Starchild23
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I keep trying to drive across the point that Christianity is a coward's religion. There is virtually no logical reasoning to it...only the desperate desire for some form of hope. Even if you must lie to yourself every day to find it.


Don't try to play the "logical reasoning" card. Christianity is the most logical path anyone can take, morally, scientifically (before you say "world is flat!" show me where it says that in the Bible), and spiritually. Evolution (the collection of theories, including Chemical and Stellar evolution), for example, takes hundreds of things by faith for every "theory" that is presented, exception being Micro-Evolution, a proven and observable scientific fact.

Common things you do throughout the day are taken by faith. For example, if our thoughts are merely electrical signals that were randomly evolved, how can you trust your own thoughts? You take your very existence by faith. You take emotions by faith. Everyone does, who believes in them. Why? You cannot see love, or anger, or sadness, you can only see its effects. A spiritual being that created a material universe is no different. After all, it is said that God is Love.

And even the Beatles knew that All You Need is Love.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 02:31 AM
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This one.

sealed thunder

What could that have been? A peal of thunder rolls across the netscape and everyone hears it.
I wanna be a thunder...
Don't you?



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2nd Corinthians 12:9-10



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 03:23 AM
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My favorite scene from the Bible

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

John 20:11-18

AND my favorite quote

“Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:3-4



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 05:17 AM
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My favorite bible story is the one where one of Abrahams female family members wanted to marry one of the lacal heathen men. Abraham was not very happy at this prospect but he conceeded that if every male in the heathen village underwent circumcision then he would give his blessing for the marrage to proceed. The next day when all the heathen men were very sore from the circumcision, Abraham came down with his sons and slaughtered all the males in the village. He then proceeded to steal their livestock and take their women and children as slaves...

FRAKIN GENIUS!!!!



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 05:55 AM
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Something most fundamentalist Christians forget ....

John 21:25 - Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

There are more teachings and more truth then just what is found in that KJV they carry around.
Their own bible says so.

edit on 5/9/2012 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 06:55 AM
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its ok star,i get what your saying.

i'm debating if i should post or not!
if i do, i think you'll know what will happen!
the moon will turn blood red and the sky will turn black lick sackcloth!!!!
the 10 plagues of egypt will be released
the trials of job will be felt.
or i can quote danzig:
'iv'w been raising up the dead. gonna send them to the house of cain.
been praying to the light of the waning moon ,slay your dog gone soul.
i've been taken outta heaven. been put upon this world.
been walkin up and down,to and fro
slay your god damn soul!!!'



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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1 Corinthians 13:4-7

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

I wish people could live by these words a little more.
edit on 9-5-2012 by tinker9917 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 07:50 AM
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These verses shed light on the slave mentality of The Bible:

"Were you called slaves? Do not let it be a concern to you. But, if you are able to be free, use [the opportunity]. Indeed, the one in The Lord who is called a slave, is a freedman of The Lord. Likewise, the one who is called free is a slave of The Anointed (Christ)." - 1 Corinthians 7:21-23

"Slaves, obey the worldly masters with fear and panic, in sincerity of your heart as you would to The Anointed (Christ). " - Ephesians 6:5



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 07:54 AM
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My favorite bible story is when I woke up and figured all the church wanted was my money. I burned a bible and said never again, i was 7 years old, around the time I got my first 286.

God isn't in a book, god isn't in a building, god doesn't hear your prayers if you are inside that building, god doesn't want your money and god doesn't have a name.

You are your god.

Since then I believe in a god, he doesn't need me nor do I need him, he is just there.

Yes some text in religions books are great and all, but that is just common sense or good will. Not god teachings or whatever...

It is ultimately called... Love

Also trying to tell me that I'm wrong or anything is just a waste of your time and I wont do that to you as well. It is yours to figure out.

That is my bible story.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 08:05 AM
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Originally posted by Akragon

Originally posted by Starchild23
I like the one where Jesus died...it made me laugh.


IF the story of his death made you laugh...

You are a seriously disturbed individual...



excuse me for interrupting but wasn't his death the essence of the fairy tale? Only by dying could he save us?
just asking, I'm an atheist so what do I know? Right?

from a logical point of view, StarChild just answered a question in a valid way.

Q: "What part of the book do you like?"
A: "I like that part"

check: is "that part" included in da book?
Yes.

Valid answer

if you don't dig the answer, complain to "god". "he" wrote it, according to "his" fans

edit on 9-5-2012 by NeverSleepingEyes because: changed it in order not to troll and to be more consistent in my defense



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 08:28 AM
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how about none of the above or better yet all the alien references from genesis to revelation



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by arpgme
These verses shed light on the slave mentality of The Bible:

"Were you called slaves? Do not let it be a concern to you. But, if you are able to be free, use [the opportunity]. Indeed, the one in The Lord who is called a slave, is a freedman of The Lord. Likewise, the one who is called free is a slave of The Anointed (Christ)." - 1 Corinthians 7:21-23

"Slaves, obey the worldly masters with fear and panic, in sincerity of your heart as you would to The Anointed (Christ). " - Ephesians 6:5


Do you go to work and earn a paycheck? If so you are a slave. This verse pertains to you. And yes it is a good idea that you listen to your boss and do what they say. It is actually the bible that says to treat the slaves well and pay appropriate wages. Just because we have been granted the freedom to sell ourselves to whatever corporation we choose and we have gained certain rights does not make us any less a slave.

You are too worried about the terminology when you should be looking for the moral lesson. And working hard at your job so that you gain the respect of your bosses is a good lesson.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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Originally posted by hudsonhawk69
My favorite bible story is the one where one of Abrahams female family members wanted to marry one of the lacal heathen men. Abraham was not very happy at this prospect but he conceeded that if every male in the heathen village underwent circumcision then he would give his blessing for the marrage to proceed. The next day when all the heathen men were very sore from the circumcision, Abraham came down with his sons and slaughtered all the males in the village. He then proceeded to steal their livestock and take their women and children as slaves...

FRAKIN GENIUS!!!!


If your going to mock the bible at least get the story right.




Genessis 34:1-29

34 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as my wife.”

5 When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he did nothing about it until they came home.

6 Then Shechem’s father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob. 7 Meanwhile, Jacob’s sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were shocked and furious, because Shechem had done an outrageous thing in[a] Israel by sleeping with Jacob’s daughter—a thing that should not be done.

8 But Hamor said to them, “My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife. 9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves. 10 You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it. ”

11 Then Shechem said to Dinah’s father and brothers, “Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask. 12 Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I’ll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as my wife.”

13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob’s sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor. 14 They said to them, “We can’t do such a thing; we can’t give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us. 15 We will enter into an agreement with you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males. 16 Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We’ll settle among you and become one people with you. 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we’ll take our sister and go.”

18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem. 19 The young man, who was the most honored of all his father’s family, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter. 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to the men of their city. 21 “These men are friendly toward us,” they said. “Let them live in our land and trade in it; the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours. 22 But the men will agree to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are. 23 Won’t their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us agree to their terms, and they will settle among us. ”

24 All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.

25 Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and left. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where[c] their sister had been defiled. 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.



First of all the daughter was raped, she was not trying to marry. Second once they had killed all the men it was probably best for the women and children to be taken. In those times it would have been a greater crime to leave the women and children with no one to care for them than to take them with them.

You may not agree with the story, but what would you do if your sister was raped?



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by ignorant_ape
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mine is , the binding of isacc - lays bare the entire psychology of the cult


God promised Abraham that he would have a son with his baron wife when they were in their 90s and they had a son and named him Isaac.

God promised Abraham that Isaac would be the father of many nations.
God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.

Is a fair to think that after God performed the miracle that gave Isaac too him, that he also trusted that God's promise that Isaac would be the father of many nations would also come to true?

How could Isaac be the father of many nations if he were dead?

Abraham knew that he was being tested by God, so he did what he was instructed believing that God could raise Isaac from the dead so that his promise concerning Isaac would be fulfilled.

In the figurative since Isaac was raised from the dead when God told Abraham to not continue with the sacrifice.

Abraham is considered the father of Israel. The sacrifice of his son and God figuratively raising him from the dead is a shadow of what was to come. When God sacrificed his own son, Jesus Christ, so that God may be considered the father of all men.

"the entire psychology of the cult" Listen to God and believe what he says even if you don't understand. This is true faith, the kind of faith that was credited to Abraham as righteousness.


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posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by Snoopy1978
I like the part when God expects Adam and Eve to know that disobeying him by eating the fruit of good and evil is, in itself, evil. All without even touching the fruit in the first place! Sums up the bible and all what it's about quick and to the point.



He tells them that eating the fruit will result in death.

What f I say point a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger and you will die? If I fail to explain to you the mechanics of a gun have I failed to give you proper warning? I fail to see how they were not properly warned.

God may not have fully disclosed the nature of how eating the fruit would lead to death but he certainly did warn them that they would die.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by jazzguy
i like the one with the talking snake LOL

you want real answers? dont post about jesus in a conspiracy site LOL
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Why? Because most conspiracy theorist are too immature to have a logical discussion about their favorite story from a book?

Thankfully you speak for the minority because most people regardless of their opinion of the bible can have a mature and logical discussion about its contents.



posted on May, 9 2012 @ 10:33 AM
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I don't think God is concerned with trolls. I think he's too busy regarding you Christians with this expresssion:





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