Comment by dragotron on February 4, 2012 at 9:18pm

ummmm I totally meant to answer this post as if I thought it was an actual question :) totally on purpose.

Comment by Alice Browne on February 5, 2012 at 1:15pm

It's a trap! If you go ahead and try to prove something in the Bible is wrong, then it's either a metaphor, a translation error, or is taken out of context. Don't do it.

Comment by Unseen on February 5, 2012 at 1:43pm

@Alice Browne  

It's a trap! If you go ahead and try to prove something in the Bible is wrong, then it's either a metaphor, a translation error, or is taken out of context. Don't do it.

Not if the person asking is a literal interpreter. In that case, there are no metaphors  (literalness excludes poetic interpretations), no translation errors (because God inspires translators), and it's all literally true, no context required.

Comment by Dale Headley on February 5, 2012 at 3:28pm

Absolutely yes!  To my complete satisfaction.

Comment by Not Relevant on February 10, 2012 at 4:18pm

While not actually in the categories listed, I seem to recall that the Bible classifies bats as birds.

 

Comment by Unseen on February 10, 2012 at 6:19pm

The Bible also refers to whales as fish, but this was all before genetics and modern taxonomy, and so it's understandable. Now, if they referred to dogs as birds or sheep as fish, then I'd say they were crazy, but for their time, it's understandable. UNLESS, of course, The Bible is regarded as the infallible word of God. In that case, bats ARE birds and whales ARE fish, because God says so.

Comment by Kyle minugh on February 15, 2012 at 4:42pm

I could ask him the same question, Prove to me without the words of the bible that anything happened. It seems history around that time was very well recorded in and on a multitude of different medias or mediums. Except occurrences of the bible seem only to be recorded in that one book.

It seems likely that the Bible was written as a story book about one mans trials, triumphs and tragedies. Something that was taken by those with power and turned into a means of controlling the illiterate <-- this is proven if you actually study history (specifically art history)..

Also in these history classes you will learn where all the different versions of the bible came from (except the "original"), who changed them and why they changed them and what made this change necessary.

Included in all this history; you can take art history classes and learn about all the original belief systems that also were changed and manipulated by people of power that seem to have very similar stories; all predating the Bible. This will give you an idea of the origins of the Bible story.

Comment by Natalie on February 28, 2012 at 3:26pm

Bravo, I think I'm crying. I'm laughing to hard.

Comment by Xoandre Moats on February 29, 2012 at 2:19pm

http://freethoughtblogs.com/alethianworldview/2011/11/17/sunset/

Many people take the bible as proof of the existence of God. The problem with that argument is that they base everything on the teachings of the bible and the church. The origin of the legends in the bible are based on tales told for millenia. Like most tales told over and over, passed from father to son, family to family, through the years they become twisted and changed and embellished.

The Greco-Roman mythologies, the Egyptian mythology, and Arabic/Palestinian legends are all bases for the tales in the bible. Much of what is in the old testament and some of what is in the new testament all can be easily traced back to legends and tales of gods and holy men and healers and experiences that occurred more than a thousand years before the purported existence of “Christ.”

You must acknowledge that taking the bible verbatim is delusional and ideological foolishness. The original stories have themselves been altered by the teller of the tales through the generations. The transcription of the tales into workable stories written in the Vulgate, the Torah, etc. and later appended and edited by the various popes and holy leaders in the churches, who had blood-soaked agendas of their own, and finally into the abridged and reconstructed King James version of the bible… Countless alterations and modifications and MIS-INTERPRETATIONS have taken place every time someone translates or revises the series of tales found in the bible.

For example, simply hold side-by-side any King James bible with a New American Modern bible. So many verses, words, and even subtle meanings are lost as the Olde English words have been re-interpreted into something newer and easier to read and comprehend by American English readers who have no interest in attempting to sort out the odd turn of phrase in the Olde English version.

The point here is — The bible is as valid as one believes it to be. The stories and “histories” and verses within have been altered countless times and for anyone to use the bible as basis for determining the presence and proof of existence of a so-called God or Son of God is absolutely ludicrous!

Comment by Rob Klaers on March 1, 2012 at 5:30am

That is just beautiful.. LOL

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