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I Believe In God, But Don't Believe the Bible Is Perfect

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    The Bible Was Written By Men...

    ...and men are fallible. Although they were presumably sanctioned directly by God in many cases, the factor of individual perception should always be taken into account. It's mind boggling when you consider just how many individual perceptions were involved in...
    sparkledust sparkledust 26-30, F 14 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    Beautiful But Faulty

     The Bible is full of beautiful truths and wisdom, but I can't believe it is the inerrant Word of God, God being perfect. this is why........... GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness. GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 12 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    I believe it has much truth

    but it's often misinterpreted and since god itself didn't write it's inspired then it isn't flawless Though I Will admit it's my amateur opinion and don't know far enough to say either way for sure
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My Surprising Discovery After I Rejected The Bible

    Now that I've been going through changes in my life, and especially changes in what I believe, I've really been wrestling with my view of the Bible. This week and next week I am taking a seminary class on the second half of the Old Testament. I know, right? Kind of strange for...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Certain Things I Don't Believe

    I believe in God but allot of the things in the Bible, including the stories from the bible. Like, you HAVE to believe the exact words and not part of it, and I don't read the Bible anymore because I find it kind of sexist. And the stories in it are kind of against feminism...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2009

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    Right. Sometimes I think God reacted the way

    he did because he was so, so anguished that Adam and Eve hated something about themselves. They didn’t realize how beautiful they were in the Garden. They didn’t realize how perfect they were in their love. When their eyes were opened—when they saw that they were naked...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere 22-25, F Aug 5

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    greencafe greencafe 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    What Choice Do We Have?

    We have the Bible It has ancient origins. It is or has been written by men Men can be influenced Men are human Centuries have passed Life now is much differnt from those times but we still have the same Bible largely It tells us about Life We sin the same way we...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    The Holly Bible,quraa,taurats Are Just One Message Send By God.

    I believe in God and I'm 100% sure about the accuracy of the holly Quraan. I respect the Abrahamic religions cause these religions are the only real message that has been send by God to make human beings believe in everything God has put infront of our life events. Living,dying...
    VAMPIREGORGEOUS VAMPIREGORGEOUS 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    God Is A Pretty Loaded Word

    I don't believe in God as most religious people do.  I don't look to a man who sits up in the sky watching and writing down everything I do so he can judge me later.  I don't believe in a deity that would create a universe like this one, and then create a hell to throw...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    The Heresy Of Biblical Inerrancy

    Yes, the preaching of Biblical inerrancy is a heresy. The Christian Church from very early times never claimed that the Bible was perfectly dictated to the authors by God. The Bible is actually a mini library of 66 books (plus the Apocryphal books for my Catholic brethren) that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    I Believe In God, But Don't Think the Bible Is Perfect.

    I feel that since mankind is not perfect and men wrote the bible and translated it, that the bible does not exactly match God or Jesus' thoughts or meanings. I think it is tainted by man's limitation and predjudices, but still weighs more to the side of what God...
    Growing Growing 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    I Believe..

    I believe at one point the Bible may have been perfect, but now it is not, is have been corrupted and mistanslated by the likes of imperfect men. Have you seen the translations in the Living Bible? they have nothing in common with the original Bibles such as the King James Bible...
    Soothsayer8 Soothsayer8 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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    I believe the bible is an amazing tool

    and gives us wonderful concepts. It seems to me though some people forget how many times it's been translated. If you're reading it in English those aren't the exact words of Jesus. There what a scholar believes fits best and someone's we don't have a great word for that in...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    God Is Perfect.

    I believe God is real and perfect, but how can anything man does be perfect? I believe God did inspire men to write, but I don't believe the Bible is the only form of inspired writing, and I do not believe we got all correct information in the Bible. I believe sin has corrupted...
    OfADifferentColor OfADifferentColor 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Religion Is Faith?

    religion is faith, faith is believing something without evidence..if you need proof you cant call it faith! I feel in my heart, body, soul and mind in God, for no reason other than it just feels right, I dont believe in the Bible because I just dont!! It doesnt feel right to...
    kellyxox kellyxox 22-25 4 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    Morality

    Morality is not just an obligation equal in importance to the cult or religious obligations of Israel, but that morality is perhaps superior to the cult. The crimes that are denounced as being utterly unacceptable to Yahweh, infuriating Yahweh to the point of destruction of the...
    newnature newnature 46-50, M Apr 9, 2011

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    Indestructable Word Of God

    I will give the short version...My wife and I had an Astro Van in 1999. Thieves decided to steal it and use it to do some more crime. The police found it 3 days later and called us. I asked the condition and they said the thieves drove the van into the middle of a farm field and...
    davsharnais davsharnais 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Just...Don't Know.

    A young girl with heavy stiff curls sat gingerly on the edge of an old rickety stool in the old stone church basement. She was sharing the stool with a friend whose artificially curled updo would have been better suited for a TV toddler pageant show than for a Sunday Church...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    Response To This Question "if Jesus Said In Matt 12 Vs 25 That House That's Divided Cannot Stand. Why Does Christianity Has So Many Denominations"

    Look at the context of that scripture. Jesus had just cast out devils from a demon-possessed man. The Pharisees murmured and said Jesus performed this miracle by the power of the devil. Instead of saying, "Guys, do you realize how stupid what you just said sounds?" He sai, "If...
    ballet ballet 31-35 2 Responses Sep 10, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    This isn’t really a story as much as it is relating some life experience and my own personal feelings. All my life, I’ve been told by my peers that I am very intelligent. I...
    rpg456 rpg456 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have come to the conclusion that life just really doesn't seem worth living most of the time. After my husband died when we were in our 20's, everything has been bad ever since...
    sleep2dream sleep2dream 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My mom fired me 2 days ago for leaving my desk to see my boyfriend for 30 minutes, and as a result we missed a call and she was embarrassed about it. She fired me on the spot...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I've learned a lot in the past couple of years about the lgbtq community. I myself am gay and have undergone the same, but different jorney that every queer person undergoes. I've...
    Kinkytomo Kinkytomo 18-21, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    When I was young I grew up taking people at face value, believing what I was told and treating everyone like a new friend. Sadly, the world isn't quite as rose tinted as Disney...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't give a **** really. I'm too busy focusing on my life and trying to be happy. If you like girls, dudes or trans then that's your business and your life. You're living to...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, me and this girl have been talking for a few weeks now, knew each other for longer. We really got close and she even came over on Monday. She would not stop kissing me the...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why I don't believe in the theory of evolution - http://wp.me/p67thY-1k
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not that we fight all the time, no. In fact, my mom's a "cool" mom. In high school, everyone was jealous of my freedom. I've never had a curfew (Except when I was grounded), I...
    StayCsBS93 StayCsBS93 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I say if you wanna cheat, don't. Tell your partner you want out. Or ask for permission to wander. I think that the cheated on partner will always, always find out anyway. I never...
    blueskyforgood blueskyforgood 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ok hear me out... I don't belong to a religion, mainly because I am an atheist. However this does not mean I discriminate against other people. I believe that people should believe...
    HelpIneedsomeone HelpIneedsomeone 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'll make this short as I can. My mother is a narcissist. Being around her is and has been slowly affecting my general well being. She's the most miserable person I know. Everyone...
    IvanaVine IvanaVine 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I don't believe in throwing something as sacred as marriage away. I believe in fixing it! We were almost on the verge and instead, I fixed me and became a better wife! My husband...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I am not a fan of kids or anything relates to babies. Now it's just got harder because the colleague, who sits next to me, is pregnant. Somehow every word comes out of her mouth is...
    backofpostcard backofpostcard 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend of 4 years has always been a sweet talker and a flirt. He has done a lot to make our relationship possible. At times, I feel like a princess. But there is always that...
    JennyMitchell JennyMitchell 36-40 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I don't believe everything was created this perfectly.... From an explosion. God, gets all the glory. Not some science.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I just don't. I am not going to. I don't believe that I evolved from a monkey nor a fish.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 118 Responses Aug 26

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    I've tried and tried to find someone to date and have been failing for all my adult life now. I've gotten to where I don't care what my profiles on the dating sites say. I don't...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I believe it was two days ago me and a really good friend were talking about how these religious people were verbally attacking someone because they were transgender. Their reason...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm a Christian but I don't do that. It's quite hypocritical of people because some religions (like mine) try to make it seem like they're perfect and they don't make any mistakes...
    ab4801 ab4801 13-15, F Aug 25

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    There, I said it. I am not having a baby! Yes, my hips look like they could plop one out in a heart beat. Yes, my large breast probably could feed 10 of them a peice,a day. Yes...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am an adult and trust me when I say that I will never love my mom ever again. In fact, I vowed that if I ever have children and she's still alive, I'm telling my kid(s) that she...
    Belegernil Belegernil 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    If you are one of those people that believes that you do, fine, stay where you are. However, I have decided that I don't need to bring a live into this world to be happy. Giving...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22