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What's up with the old testament?

Started this discussion. Last reply by DJ Wilkins Oct 23, 2011. 24 Replies

Why do christians keep the old testament if they really don't follow it?  They should just drop it, it really is a ridiculous book. I ask this question here on TA because I can't get an intelligent…Continue

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Darrell Johnson liked J Van's discussion What's up with the old testament?
Oct 25, 2011
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Oct 23, 2011
Herk replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"It does seem odd to retain the Hebrew Testament alongside the Greek Testament. But religions tend to base their beliefs at least partially on previous religion and this mythical Jesus was, after all, supposed to have been a Jew and a practitioner of…"
Oct 23, 2011
Dale Headley replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"Beautiful! What a hilarious, on-the-nose put down of one of the most vile, ignorant bigots on the radio."
Oct 23, 2011
John Kelly replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"As an ex-theology student, much of this has frustrated me just because I hate misinformation.  The fact that Christians in general are so lazy that they do not take the time to learn their holy text makes it all the more difficult for people…"
Oct 23, 2011
Kathleen replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"Along with citing the OT about prophesies, Jesus also mentions that the laws of the OT aren't null because of him. Also, there are numerous warnings in both the OT and NT against adding to or taking away from the bible (which is kind of funny…"
Oct 23, 2011
Steve replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"Christianity should be more accurately called Paulinianism   He also had some really screwed up ideas about human sexuality and other things. It seems the core theology of Christianity was made up by some very dysfunctional people."
Oct 23, 2011
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Jim Minion replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"I find Paul to be the first Ted Haggard, Pat Robertson,  Jimmy Swaggart, Peter Popoff of the xainity. To spread the word to the gentiles he came up with an easing of the rules to make the job easier on him, and well the gentiles also because…"
Oct 23, 2011
basement kitteh replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"I'm curious of the whole "Jesus died because of YOUR sins" logic (the emphasis on "yours" usually). So - christianity does not approve of reincarnation. How, or rather why, is exactly the "original sin" exactly…"
Oct 22, 2011
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Eoganacht replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"Hehe. I forgot about the Mormons, the other white meat. The Mormon Bible is really just a collection of fan fiction that someone organised and thought it was a good as the real thing."
Sep 7, 2011
Eoganacht replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"Sure, go ahead. I can't take all the credit, though; there was a picture floating around TA with a caption that was basical what I said in a nutshell."
Sep 7, 2011
Frankie Scott replied to J Van's discussion 'What's up with the old testament?'
"Great article, I asked my christian aunt the same thing. Because I too have been wondering this exact same question lately. She said that it is because we need to know what god will do to people who dont obey him basically. I didnt really have…"
Sep 6, 2011

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Formerly christian, then agnostic, and finally an atheist. Happily married to my atheist wife and surrounded by christian friends and family.
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I left religion because my questions went unanswered and were met with so much anger.
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At 9:35pm on August 24, 2011, Don Leonard said…
its great to see a fellow illinois atheist here. you will love our community!
At 10:35am on August 24, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community J!

At 10:41pm on August 23, 2011, Don Leonard said…
welcome to think atheist!
 
 
 

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