If the Bible was divinely inspired, then why would it have so many really obvious contradictions?



Theological doctrines:

1. God is satisfied with his works
Gen 1:31
God is dissatisfied with his works.
Gen 6:6
2. God dwells in chosen temples
2 Chron 7:12,16
God dwells not in temples
Acts 7:48
3. God dwells in light
Tim 6:16
God dwells in darkness
1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2
4. God is seen and heard
Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/
Ex 24:9-11
God is invisible and cannot be heard
John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16
5. God is tired and rests
Ex 31:17
God is never tired and never rests
Is 40:28
6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things
Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all
things
Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8
7. God knows the hearts of men
Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
God tries men to find out what is in their heart
Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12
8. God is all powerful
Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26
God is not all powerful
Judg 1:19
9. God is unchangeable
James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19
God is changeable
Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/
Ex 33:1,3,17,14
10. God is just and impartial
Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25
God is unjust and partial
Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12
11. God is the author of evil
Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25
God is not the author of evil
1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13
12. God gives freely to those who ask
James 1:5/ Luke 11:10
God withholds his blessings and prevents men from receiving
them
John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17
13. God is to be found by those who seek him
Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17
God is not to be found by those who seek him
Prov 1:28
14. God is warlike
Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15
God is peaceful
Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33
15. God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious
Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19
God is kind, merciful, and good
James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/
1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8
16. God's anger is fierce and endures long
Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4
God's anger is slow and endures but for a minute
Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5
17. God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings,
sacrifices ,and holy days
Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9
God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings,
sacrifices, and holy days.
Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12
18. God accepts human sacrifices
2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39
God forbids human sacrifice
Deut 12:30,31
19. God tempts men
Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13
God tempts no man
James 1:13
20. God cannot lie
Heb 6:18
God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive
2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9
21. Because of man's wickedness God destroys him
Gen 6:5,7
Because of man's wickedness God will not destroy him
Gen 8:21
22. God's attributes are revealed in his works.
Rom 1:20
God's attributes cannot be discovered
Job 11:7/ Is 40:28
23. There is but one God
Deut 6:4
There is a plurality of gods
Gen 1:26/ Gen 3:22/ Gen 18:1-3/ 1 John 5:7

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And so they drown the child and go on to have new babies and live happily ever after. That's love.
Some of this is transliterational error. The bottom line is you need a live oracle, all of whom have been purportedly put to death by the Roman Beast. All that is out there now is Roman-pagan Christianity.
Courtesy of Emperor Constantine and his henchmen bishops most notably Athanasius.

So have a happy Roman-pagan holiday this Solstice
On the subject, a Christian bible-pusher came to my door today. He denied that Jephtaw actually "killed" his daughter...apparently sacrifice means kill when it comes to Abraham and his son, but not when it came to Jephtaw. He insists that the virgin girl went off to give her good works to the world, and that is how Jephtaw "sacrificd" her. Important point, he could not find proof of that immediately in his bible, but said he'd come back to show me that she is still alive after the sacrifice.

Goes to show, when you theists are busted, you are not above changing the meaning of words--even though sacrifice obviously means kill in other instances.
Here's a damn christian. Do you really want to?
The gods are crazy.

My favorite line is when God apologizes for the wicked things he's done and promises to do no more.

Yeah, right. Not only does God break his promise, but it really shows the character of this "perfect" being.
haha I like that :]
I'm sure if you had the magic bible encryption decoder, you'd understand. Or maybe it's something to do with context again...Rest assured, someone out there has an excuse as to why the illogical is logical and it most likely has something to do with the Jesus sized hole in your heart. :D
I absolutely love this post. You seem to know a whole lot about the bible. Are you open minded though? I am. Before we go any further, is this really something you are curious about, or do you just want people to agree with your side? I love debating with people who don't believe like i do, but I have to know that we can discuss the issues without making personal attacks.
If a million people believe a lie, it's still a lie...
This is the truest thing I've heard yet. So here we go.

How do we tell the truth from the lies?

Is there absolute truth or is truth merely subjective to our own experiences?

If God were to exist, how would we know it?

If he doesn't exist, how do we prove it?

If there is a God, which one is the right one?

Is there more than one God?

If there is no God, and no Satan, does that mean there is no Good and no Evil?

How does one tell right from wrong?

Is there such a thing as right and wrong?

Where do morals come from?

Is there a such thing as morals?

How did we get here?

Where are we going?

What happens when we die?

Is there any purpose in life?

How do we find happiness?

Are you (all of you) firmly convicted in your beliefs, and why?

How did you come to the decision to ditch religion (any religion)?

If every word you are saying is true and there is no God, why not continue in the beautiful lie of religion rather than taking the blue pill and having the ugly truth?

Do you spend your life searching for knowledge?

How can we know anything?
"If every word you are saying is true and there is no God, why not continue in the beautiful lie of religion rather than taking the blue pill and having the ugly truth?"

I feel sorry for anybody would rather accept a lie that's easy rather than know a truth that's hard.

BTW. It's the RED pill. All of us atheists have taken it. But if you'd rather live in the Matrix, that's your prerogative.
And it tastes like candy. Do it...
I hope that this was indeed for all of us as you indicated in one of the last questions. I gave answers as concisely as I could.

How do we tell the truth from the lies?
Through the testing of observable evidence.

Is there absolute truth or is truth merely subjective to our own experiences?
There is absolute truth. Our experiences are representative of our experiences and not absolute truth. Absolute truth as a concept is larger than we will know. The anecdotal evidence from our lives only scratches the surface.

If God were to exist, how would we know it? If it mattered, it would reveal itself. If it were the Christian God, I would still not follow because the morality of following a creature that uses blood to apologize and threats to compel behavior doesn’t appeal to my sense of right and wrong.

If he doesn't exist, how do we prove it? You can’t prove a negative. The problem for gods and prophets is that they can’t resist making specific claims. Those are testable and verifiable.

If there is a God, which one is the right one? This would only be important if they revealed themselves.

Is there more than one God? Same as the last answer.

If there is no God, and no Satan, does that mean there is no Good and no Evil? Yes. There are acts that are immoral and unjust but no powers dictating behavior.

How does one tell right from wrong? What do your actions to do affect others guides us. Social evolution would require that we learn to support each other as a society. If our gathering in societies was not beneficial, our species would grow to be hermits like Tigers. Since it is beneficial, the collective must benefit from our behavior. If our behavior hurts the collective, we deem it immoral. Empathy teaches us right from wrong and this is consistent with the “classical” teaching of the Jesus’ lessons. “He who is without sin cast the first stone.” “Treat others as you would be treated.” These are lessons in empathy. We only have divisions on questions of where life begins and dictates that most churches don’t even follow such as being anti-homosexual. Few religions follow the letter of the law because society would reject them. Think of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Is there such a thing as right and wrong? Yes. If your actions harm others, it is wrong to continue.

Where do morals come from? Empathy and Social living. You’ll see this in young children and even in animal collectives.

Is there a such thing as morals? Same as right and wrong.

How did we get here?
Abiogenesis has been verified in labs. It’s the creation of life through chemical compounds until you have RNA and eventually a lipid layer. This is our best current understanding.

Where are we going?
Around the sun? Away from the singularity (commonly called the Big Bang)?

What happens when we die?
What happened before you were alive? I believe it’s the same. We return to the earth and eventually to the universe from which we were sourced.

Is there any purpose in life?
To better the lives of our children and further our genes. Just living life is cool too. Tomorrow I’ll go hiking with the dog enjoying nature. Tonight I enjoyed a movie with my bride. The return question is, Is your entire life meant to prepare for death? Is that living? Then Pascal’s Wager becomes critically important to not wasting your life. Let’s say you are correct. When you go to heaven to you finally have free will without consequences? Can God cast you to Hell for desiring things he would consider immoral? At what point do you get to make choices that harm no one else without fear of reprisal?

How do we find happiness?
When I’m unhappy, I seek the cause and change my circumstance. Economically the recession has caught me. I’m considering how to change my circumstances rather than hoping or asking someone else to change those circumstances for me.

Are you (all of you) firmly convicted in your beliefs, and why?
I’m firmly convicted that the evidence that I have for a god is invalid. The claims of the religions that I am aware of do not workout. Age of earth, Flood, or simply never having seen anything in life that I would call mystical.

How did you come to the decision to ditch religion (any religion)?
As I child in a Baptist church I was told of the impressive wow stories like Jonah, the flood, and by the time we got to the Resurrection I was calling shenanigans and needed evidence for people coming back to life. I was quite young. Elementary school. Since I have never had a reason to look back. As you can see, I discuss it a lot, and still the Holy Spirit hasn’t caught me.

If every word you are saying is true and there is no God, why not continue in the beautiful lie of religion rather than taking the blue pill and having the ugly truth?
Is this a Matrix Reference? Life is beautiful for me without religion. It’s meaningful and warm to know that what I feel comes from me and not granted to me by others and their happiness with my behavior. I would not waste the gift of this electro-chemical existence. It’s a marvel that we have such consciousness. I only hope that I can do my part in the evolutionary chain to better the lives of those that follow after me.

Do you spend your life searching for knowledge?
Absolutely. I always have a informative book (Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet by Bart Ehrman right now) and even when I lift weights I have a video playing that is either a lecture or simply educational. Watch other videos done by CDK007, the guy who did the Abiogenesis video that I posted. Fascinating.

How can we know anything? Ooof! That’s a deeply philosophical question that would require an outdoor fire and many adult beverages to solve.

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