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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    So you are saying that you do not ageree with the Creation Truth's statement?

    Joshua 1:7-8 (NIV): Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave to you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

    Matthew 4:4 (NIV): Jesus answered, “It is written; ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV): All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    James 2:10 (NIV): For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

    The Bible, itself, seems to disagree with you. Does it not make sense, since Christians also believe that God is the “Alpha and Omega”, the God who never changes, so of course the morality and examples as demonstrated by the historical events shown in the early Bible would still hold true for us today?
    Sure I agree with the Creation story, but the main purpose of the Bible is Redemption of mankind. Anything else other then that is going to end up being pointless especially if you don't believe in God in the first place. You are trying to find fault in the Bible, so you are already spinning your wheels. If you are an Atheist and don't believe in God, why do you even care to find fault in something you don't believe in, in the first place ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutenough View Post
    Sure I agree with the Creation story, but the main purpose of the Bible is Redemption of mankind. Anything else other then that is going to end up being pointless especially if you don't believe in God in the first place. You are trying to find fault in the Bible, so you are already spinning your wheels. If you are an Atheist and don't believe in God, why do you even care to find fault in something you don't believe in, in the first place ?
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    No. The bible is a pair of two separate collections of great works. One by ancient people, attempting to explain the world in ancient vocabulary. One by European worthies trying to explain the world in 17th century vocabulary.

    It’s not “The word of God”.


    Anyone disagreeing had better start with the “marrying your rapist” parts first if they hope to keep my attention.

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    If a person writes something true about God that does not make their writing the word of God. Equally, if a person writes something wrong about God that does not disprove that there is a God.

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    UOTE=Czernobog;5583025]I have noticed that in several discussions I have with Christians ... [/QUOTE]

    To talk to oneself and/or to speak against others is not the same as a discussion.

    "Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice." (Ps 105,3). Although man can forget God or reject him, He never ceases to call every man to seek him, so as to find life and happiness. ...
    Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church

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    I love the justification for it in 2 Timothy 3:16. It was a belief held throughout the ancient world that all inspiration for art and literature came from God. It was a transference of the concept of the belief in the Three Muses. Art was not borne of the self, but externally.

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    Everything in the Bible is correct if that is your question.

    That doesn't mean our understanding of what's in there is correct however.

    Its important to keep that in mind when asking these types of questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Everything in the Bible is correct if that is your question.

    That doesn't mean our understanding of what's in there is correct however.

    Its important to keep that in mind when asking these types of questions.
    Interesting that you specified "correct". Is everything in the Bible accurate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Interesting that you specified "correct". Is everything in the Bible accurate?
    Yeppers.

    Same difference.

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    The Bible is a collection of writings of all sorts. Some are about events that may actually have happened, others are tall tales, some are allegories. All of them have been translated and re translated until we have them in modern languages, but, as anyone who has done any translating can tell you, the final copy may not be exactly the same as the original.

    Those writings come from a time when only an elite few could read and write at all, and when there were no printing presses. There wasn't a lot written down back then, and people tended to think that what was written was more believable than what wasn't.

    Much of what was written had been passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth for decades. Even the version that was written down was likely quite different from the original story, which may or may not have been true to start with.

    So, no, the Bible isn't "inerrant" nor was it written by god.

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