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Atheist Bible Readers

Are you an Atheist who has read the bible? Maybe you are an ex-christian, or maybe you just wanted to read it to acquire more knowledge on the subject. I'm sure you are still an Atheist after reading it. lol

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Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2013

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The Rapture - 1st Thessalonians

Started by Robert Taylor. Last reply by Sawyer Childs Jan 18, 2012. 10 Replies

One of the most interesting phenomena amongst Xtians is their persistent belief in a rapture of Xtians from the plant just prior to what is called the Great Tribulation.  What is so, so sad is that…Continue

Tags: religion, rapture, state., welfare/warfare, Christianity

Bible Discussion!

Started by Jon Heim. Last reply by Darrell Johnson Sep 20, 2011. 3 Replies

Just read a verse that got you're attention? Something ridiculous, absurd, ignorant you'd like to share? Personally, I already came across a lot of these but I cant remember most of them now, or else…Continue

Tags: Testament, Books, bible

Why do you think it is that some people take the bible so literally?

Started by Jon Heim. Last reply by Robert Taylor Jun 16, 2011. 5 Replies

I suppose I beleive that they are not used to forming there own opinions. Or maybe it's because they were tought at a very young age that the bible is the word of god and shouldn't be misinterpreted.…Continue

Tags: litarally, bible, interprete

are you currently reading the bible?

Started by Jon Heim. Last reply by Kenneth Montville D.D. Jan 11, 2011. 22 Replies

Hey, I was just wondering if there were anyone else here who is alsocurrently reading the Christian Holy Bible, weither it is for the firsttime or if you are just re-reading it. I was raised as a…Continue

Tags: bible, reading, currently

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Comment by Brad Snowder on January 27, 2012 at 1:33pm

Hi all, I just joined. I have a bloggish thingy going, bible satire: http://skywiseunlimited.com

Comment by percy on January 6, 2012 at 2:54pm

i used to be one of jehovah's witnesses. i have read the new testament and a part of the old but never read it in it's entirety.  it always amazed me how the society would change their "thinking" on issues at a regular basis when they had been proved wrong about something.  quite an experience lol :D

Comment by Dylan Alexander Fick on June 28, 2011 at 9:26pm

I read the King James version of the Bible three times from age 11 to 16 as a defense mechanism against the psycho fundamentalist Southern Baptists in Tennessee where I had the misfortune of living. 

Some of them back off when you know more about their religion than they do.

Comment by Andrew Irvine on June 21, 2011 at 3:35pm

I lost my faith when I was 10 years old. My mother, at my grand-fathers request, sent my brother and I to an old lady for bible study. It was the first proper exposure we'd had to the nonsense contained within and it didn't take me long to figure out it was rubbish.  I've read it a lot since, along with other holy books, as it helps when explaining to people why I disagree with it. 

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on June 16, 2011 at 7:54pm
@Katerin - I was heavily indoctrinated as well, but into two religions because my grandmothers had different flavours of Jesus.  That actually helped me see the contradictions more clearly.  I couldn't just move to the new testament because if the covenants between Yahweh & Abraham/Moses/Israel weren't valid then the life of Jesus meant nothing.  In the end I lost all my family over it (amongst other things) though, so I know what you mean about faith leaving a hole in your life.  There are many on this site going through this - which makes me wonder if there is a support group.  Perhaps we should ask around.
Comment by Katrin Schwarz on June 16, 2011 at 7:37pm
Hi Heather, I envy you - While I was a christian, I once read the book of Mormon and my immediate reaction was that it was a 'load of made up rubbish' but if I had been brainwashed to believe it from a young age my perception would probably have been different.I was heavily indoctrinated/brainwashed into christianity since early childhood, and my perception of the old testament was that it is a collection of parables, history, prophecys (by men inspired by god and fallible), laws/rules for living that were appropriate (and some not) for their time in history. I had no problem with Genesis as I saw it as it in this light.  For example the story of Adam and Eve, I looked at as a parable and would not have even considered it to represent an actual event. I looked at the New Testament as the real 'word of god' and it was my studies of the New Testament that triggered my eventual rejection of christianity.As a teenager and young adult my spare time was wasted on the church. My social life revolved around the church and when I eventually left, I lost almost all of my friends and all of my social life. This left a hole that took years to recover from.
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on June 16, 2011 at 8:31am
Wow, Katerin, you sure made a much better study of it than did I.  For me it just started with the impossibility of Genesis.  Once I realized one of the books was a fairy tale, I began asking how I could know any of the other books were NOT fairy tales.
Comment by Katrin Schwarz on June 16, 2011 at 7:38am

Wanting to be a more knowledgeable christian caused me to delve deeply into the Bible.  Ironically it was my independent study of bible history and particularly studies of the interlinear Greek New Testament and the interlinear Hebrew Old Testament along with various language study aids that convinced me that there were many blatantly deceitful and warped the translations twisted to suit the agendas of the translators.  This was the trigger that started my long climb out of the pit of indoctrination that had been brainwashed into me from childhood.  With ongoing study of bible history and a growing openness to common sense I gradually became convinced that the bible was an old myth that had been deceitfully modified over the years to suit various political and personal agendas.  In all it took more than ten years for me to de-program myself enough to admit that christianity was phoney and that I had been brainwashed. 

I have not studied the bible for many years now because I regard it as just another myth and irrelevant in my life.  

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on February 6, 2011 at 10:25am
I'm glad to have found this group and I'll check on the discussions soon.  Personally I read the bible, cover to cover, at an early age because of a paradox of faith.  Ultimately that led to my atheism.  I read it again though, and when you aren't bogged down by a bunch of oral dogma and church ritual, it is easy to see that there are a lot of things in there that are very interesting.
Comment by V John Merc on October 9, 2010 at 2:28am
When I was a Christian I have a bible Mentor who's name is "Eli". He's known in my country as a "walking Bible". Pick a word, like "Lion", and he'll tell you the exact Book, Chapter, and verse where you'll find the instance of that word.

Of course, him being our mentor (and he only had two students, me and my late love-of-my-life), we're described as apprentice walking bibles.

We were just "Christians". After splitting away from Catholicism, I didn't belong to any other christian sect (protestantism) that are known around (Baptist, Methodist, Born-Again, Church of Christ)... our little group, where only known as "Followers of the old path", a group practicing on what a real christian should be.

Though my atheism (which I am now) was brought by my mentor's own words: to use my reason and not my blind belief. He told me to question anybody whoever they may be. It was pretty ironic.

So anyway, it's a good thing that you are reading it. To quote Dave Silverman, the President of American Atheists, "I gave my daughter a bible. That's how you make an Atheist".
 

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The Rapture - 1st Thessalonians

Started by Robert Taylor. Last reply by Sawyer Childs Jan 18, 2012. 10 Replies

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