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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrat View Post
    You spent 25 years studying christianity????? You probably have a doctorate in divinities by now, if you weren't held back for at least 15 years. What's astounding is that in that 25 years, no one bothered to explain to you what exactly biblical inerrancy means.
    The problem Kingrat, is that it seems to depend on to whom you are speaking. The vast majority of Christian evangelicals are Bible literalists - the Bible means exactly what it says, how it says it. After that, what parts of the Bible are literal, and what parts are figurative seem to vary from denomination to denomination, as does what parts, if any, of the Old Testament are relevant to Christians. See, this is kind of part of the problem; The Bible is a constantly moving target, so that no one who is not a Christian ever seems to be able to tie a Christian down about what it actually says, and what it actually means.

    This problem, quite frankly, is great part of what caused me to come to the realisation that it was all bullshit, and the bible is nothing more than a book of man-made mythology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrat View Post
    Science says nothing about god, fyi. Or did you miss that in your 25 years of studying christianity?
    Actually, I did miss that in my 25b years of studying Christianity, because Christians want you to miss that. What science does have something to speak about is the nature of the universe, and the universe as science demonstrates it to be is not the universe that the bible claims that it is. The Bible presents numerous events as "actual events" (ignoring entirely the Flood) that science dictates simply can not happen. But, I'm sure that you agree with Peter LaRuffa when he said, "If somewhere within the Bible, I were to find a passage that said 2 + 2 = 5, I wouldn't question what I'm reading in the Bible. I would believe it, accept it as true, and then do my best to work it out and understand it,"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrat View Post
    Christianity has always been a patron of science.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...and_technology
    Except when scientists said things they didn't like:

    Galileo to Turing: the persecution of scientists throughout history | WIRED UK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    Okay. So, my next question for you is who gets to be the arbiter of what parts of the Bible should be taken literally, and which parts shouldn't? And by what authority?
    I, God, will tell you. Just ask, my child.

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    Lot offered his young daughters up as sexual toys for his house guests.
    I'm offensive, and I find this Christian.

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