A recent change in history could prove the bible false!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/07/06/ancient.bible.online/index.html

With new books, passages, and not including the resurrection of Christ, possibly the best news that I have heard in a long time. This could have some historical facts involved to prove Easter and other religious holidays to be false.

This is a great read and they plan on making this bible digital and viewable to the public. I would assume that since this bible, ( the oldest one ever found) is more historically accurate it will be completely exiled from the Church.

Anyway enjoy.

"Discovered in a monastery in the Sinai desert in Egypt more than 160 years ago, the handwritten Codex Sinaiticus includes two books that are not part of the official New Testament and at least seven books that are not in the Old Testament.

The New Testament books are in a different order, and include numerous handwritten corrections -- some made as much as 800 years after the texts were written, according to scholars who worked on the project of putting the Bible online. The changes range from the alteration of a single letter to the insertion of whole sentences.

And some familiar -- very important -- passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, they said."

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Comment by doubtingSteve on July 8, 2009 at 5:14pm
the CNN link you provided could not be found. I found this as an alternative
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/06/ancient-bible-published-online/?ref=books
Comment by Aspentroll on July 8, 2009 at 5:17pm
Just reading the bible is enough to convince me there is no credibility there. It is obviously a fabrication of myth, misinformation and down right lies, assembled by the power hungry church people of the day. Keeping a bunch of ignorant tribesmen in line is only possible if you scare the hell out of them.
Comment by Serotonin Wraith on July 8, 2009 at 5:33pm
Religious people have shown time and time again that no matter what comes along, they'll keep their heads in the sand. We went from believing the Earth was the centre of one galaxy, to a worldview of billions of galaxies in the early part of the 20th century, and they still thought it was all about them.

This could get some people to think about it and see the Bible isn't inspired, but for the rest - if they can believe fossils were planted by the devil, it won't take much to believe he planted a few 'misleading' scraps of paper. Most probably won't even be interested enough to look into it.

I wish that wasn't the case of course, but going by the pattern so far, this looks like a minor bump for them.
Comment by Doug on July 8, 2009 at 6:53pm
Thanks for everyone feedback....I love this site!
Comment by Human Evolution on July 8, 2009 at 9:13pm
Cool!
Comment by Reggie on July 8, 2009 at 9:47pm
Has anyone attempted to read the Bible as a complete narrative? I sat down one day to do it and didn't make it through Genesis before giving up. It is worse than a Dean Koontz novel. How could anyone think it is the divine word of an all powerful being is beyond my comprehension and yet millions persist in their delusion. I know I'm preaching to the choir, but that brings up another question: do we have a choir?
Comment by James on July 8, 2009 at 11:30pm
This is wonderful news. But sadly, Theists will just say it's not the 'correct' bible...

I do agree with Reggie. Nothing about the bible as a whole feels divine. It just reads like a bunch of stories/myths, that are all bound together. A book of fables, if you will.
Comment by Wassabi on July 9, 2009 at 6:07am
this won't change a thing... like we say in israel- "don't confuse me with facts..."

also- something you notice when you speak hebrew is that Christians believe in a bible which largely is lost in translation. especially evangelicals that view every word as the literal word of god- that can become pretty funny when it's traslation errors.

there are many famous examples, some more critical, some less. for instance "the red sea".
it isn't red- in hebrew it's the "Reed Sea"- because of all the reeds growing along the shore.
however- someone dropped an E...

same goes for tree of knowledge... it's the tree of awareness or consciousness...

Christianity is a religion based on a miss-translation. if that doesn't prove religion is man made then i don't know what does
Comment by Doug on July 9, 2009 at 6:40am
Again thanks to everyone for this great discussion. To me and I am sure most of you will agree, man made "GOD" but "GOD" did not make man.
Comment by Mike on July 9, 2009 at 7:04am
sweet!

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