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I Want To Critically Discuss The Bible

We will critically discuss the books of the Bible and share our ideas on it. *!DO NOT ATTACK PEOPLE IN THIS GROUP JUST THEIR IDEAS. REMEMBER NOBODY IS STUPID, THEY JUST MIGHT NOT HAVE GOOD IDEAS!* 119 People

    What Is The Real Deal?

    Sometimes I wonder about the Bible. I wonder about it, because I don't know whether to believe that this book was truly "formed" decades ago, or if it is just another book on the shelf that was so incredibly inspiring, uplifting, and life changing that it became the infamous...
    ShesJustHer ShesJustHer 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    You Want To Know Why This Happens? Because Christians Bully People.

    are you trolls? what does the word CRITICIZE mean? it means that you're calling attention to the FLAWS in something. This group BY DEFINITION Was for Atheist and I havE LETTERS From it's CREATORS about that. I'm not sure what the hell the people who come here pretending the bible...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    'Did Christ Teach That Evildoers Will Suffer Eternal Torment In Hell?'

    It's interesting to note that The Jerusalem Bible, in a footnote, acknowledges that Luke 16:19-31 is a “parable in story form without reference to any historical personage.” Were this parable, instead, a literal historical account, it would mean that those enjoying divine...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    The Clobber Passages Don'T Even Make Sense Without A Historical Context

    do you have ANY idea what "The pagans" around the villages were DOING in the clobber passages? Let me give you an idea: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/22/india-sex-exploitation-girls-devadasi Male children were used as well. When the bible talks about not lying with...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    The Definition Of The Word Critical, Sense Apparentally Some People Don't Get It. Here You Go!

    I'm getting tired of this. Sense you are apparently SO Dense you can't understand this: crit·i·cal:  adjective 1.inclined to find fault or to judge with severity, often too readily. 2.occupied with or skilled in criticism. 3 involving skillful judgment as...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Can The Bible Exaggerate And Still Be True?

    II Chronicles 1:9-15 If you are looking for a one word, soundbite, the answer is YES . When Solomon said the people were “as numerous as the dust of the earth” (v. 9), I seriously doubt that  he had an exact figure in mind. Solomon was using a figure of speech called...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    Why don't people realize

    that the society the bible was written for has been gone for several hundreds of years. Yes the themes still apply but why quote it?
    thisisdave thisisdave 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    Maxxamillion: If you want to critically discuss

    the bible, then why do you block people for presenting evidence and reason against your claims? How is it that posting plagiarized workings of others over and over is critically discussing anything? And how can one find the truth, when they block and censor anything that doesn't...
    xoxWesxox xoxWesxox 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Where We Got The Bible Part Five: The Catholic Church Compiles The New Testament

    In the early years of Christendom, the Gospels and Epistles were read aloud to the congregations of Christians that met on the first day of the week for Holy Mass, just as they still are, one Gospel here, another there; one Pauline Epistle here, another in another and so on, all...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Sep 1, 2013

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    Not A Christian But Would Like To Learn About Christianity..

    I'd really like to learn about Christianity and what Christians believe in, and who could help me understand the religion more than the believers themselves! So here i am asking some questions and hoping to get answers.. 1. Is Jesus God? 2. Is the father God? 3. Who is the...
    beyleb beyleb 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Sola Fide = Justification By Faith Is A Heresy And The Apostle Paul Never Was An Apostle. The Dead Sea Scrolls.

    http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Jesus-Lost-Teachings-Christianity/dp/1594770433/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1362001944&sr=8-3&keywords=james+the+brother+of+jesus http://www.amazon.com/James-Brother-Jesus-Unlocking-Christianity/dp/014025773X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362001944&sr=8-1...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Are Adam And Eve Folklore Or Fact?

    First, let us review the key elements in the account of the creation of the first man. Regarding Adam, the Bible says: “Jehovah God proceeded to form the man out of dust from the ground and to blow into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man came to be a living soul...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    I Know The Bible Is Not Just Mythology

    Understanding that what has been called “the Bible” originated in the mind of God makes it not only unique among all books; it is unique among all the treasures on earth. President Abraham Lincoln appropriately referred to the Bible as “the best gift God has given to man...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Where We Got The Bible Part Four: The Church Precedes The New Testament

    So far in this series of stories I have discussed how the Old Testament books came to be collected into one volume. Now I am turning my attention to how the Catholic Church also composed and selected and formed into another volume the separate books of the New Testament. The New...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F Aug 31, 2013

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    'Is The Bible Historically Accurate?'

    Over the years, skeptics have challenged— and continue to challenge— the Bible’s accuracy regarding the names of people, events and places it mentions. Time and again, though, evidence has shown such skepticism to be unwarranted. The Bible record, therefore, is wholly...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    Is There Any Evidence For The Noachian Flood?

    Noteworthy is the fact that seashells are found on high mountains. And further evidence that a flood of immense proportions occurred in the not-too-distant past is the great number of fossils and carcasses deposited in icy, mucky dumps. The Saturday Evening Post once noted...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M Jun 6, 2013

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    The Thing Is That I'M A Mystic And I Study The Kabbalah And All Kinds Of Things

    I want to see BEHIND the words in the text and I can tell you gods honestly that my problem with christianity the way it's been interepted is a way that is very much so not all-inclusive which doesn't square with my idea of "love" when I was a witness I used to get down on my...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Scarryyy Man Is Backkk!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E15IC3YKv8gthis is roughly the same as "yahweh" the demurige.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 13, 2012

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    How Did Zoroastrian Eschatology Influence Judaism Christianity And Islam? (Not For The Feitn Of Heart)

    Answer: It’s a very complex question but I will try to as easily as I can. It is already known that Zoroastrianism is the oldest monotheistic religion and its precusor faith was called Mazdaism.It originated with Iranian speaking tribes (Aryans) who dominated a vast expanse of...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    I Love figs. But not everyone does,

    according to the Westboro Baptist Church God hates them, but who cares what they don't put in their fruit cakes, there's always nuts. My confusion is with Matthew 21.18,19. Jesus is hungry, finds a fig tree but there is no fruit on it. He withers the tree with words to the...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    Where We Got The Bible Part Six: The Protestant Bible

    Open any Protestant Bible and you will find there are seven complete Books missing, that is, there are seven fewer books than there are in the Catholic Bible, and seven fewer than there were in every collection and catalogue of Holy scripture from the fourth to the sixteenth...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    What Are The Different Kinds Of Psalms?

    Psalm 3:1 There are many ways to categorize the psalms. Some focus on content (trouble or trust, praise or prayer, joy or repentance). Others emphasize the use of the psalms (public ceremonies, private prayers and so on). Still others analyze style and technique (such as...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    Hi, so can anyone give me any context you can

    think of that makes these passages morally acceptable: 1. Psalm 137:9 “happy are those who seize their children/infants and dash them against the rocks” 2. Deuteronomy 20:10-14 (summary) when you find a village, offer peace. if they do not accept, kill everyone except the...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    The Disappearance Of The Original Manuscripts

    We have not got a single scrap or letter of the original manuscripts of Sacred scripture. What we have now is the printed Bible; but before the invention of printing in 1450, the Bible existed only in handwriting - what we call manuscript.  What we have in our possession now are...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I Never Turn Down This Offer

    I always am ready to critically discuss the bible on any level. I am always watching and waiting for a opportunity to enlighten anyone. I am not ashamed of the Word of God. For the Word is what keeps me always ready to stand with what I know. If anyone approaches me to discuss...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    Does The Bible Teach That The Earth Was Created In 6 Days Of 24 Hours Each?

    Moses wrote his account in Hebrew, and he wrote it from the perspective of a person standing on the surface of the earth. These two facts, combined with the knowledge that the universe existed before the beginning of the creative periods, or “days,” help to defuse much of the...
    maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    I Think People Get Angry At Me And Call Me Names Cause The Ydon't Know Me And Where My Heart Is

    I was raised a witness. my sister left the church because of what she saw as sexism within. she told me things about how things were not as sacrosanct as they thought. That there were repressed copies and alternative intereptations. I was appauled and eventually left over what I...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Have For A Long Time...

    Only, the second I wonder why so many people take the Bible so litterally, everyone tells me "The Bible is the word of God and it is not wrong! Go to chruch little girl!" *Groan* Nobody ever wants to talk about it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 15, 2009

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    The Bible, Religion, And Science...

    religion is about faith, science is about facts, and they both need eachother. I believe that the bible is an interesting book. But it is just a book with many stories written by many people soooo how do u sort out the fact from the fiction. What category would the good book as...
    Natalie123ariel Natalie123ariel 22-25, F 6 Responses May 27, 2012

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    How Does A Person Meditate On God’s Word?

    How can a young man keep his way pure?    By guarding it according to your word.With my whole heart I seek you;    let me not wander from your commandments!I have stored up your word in my heart,    that I might not sin against you.Blessed are you, O Lord...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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    The Apostle Paul Was A Roman Corrupter Sent To Corrupt The sc<x>riptures From Within.

    That is the only conclusion I have about the man. http://www.voiceofjesus.org/paulvsjesus.html I hate to tell you this but this "apostle" was only  sent to Canonize the version of scripture that was most appealing to the Caesar of Rome at the time. if paul tells you about...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Feb 28, 2013

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    Where We Got The Bible Part 2: Some Fundamentals For Beginners

    I not infrequently come across such comments as: I am a non denominational, born again Christian and I believe that the Bible is God's Word and I put all my trust in it. How can you call yourself a Christian when you believe in man made commandments that are not in the Bible? In...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    Where We Got The Bible Part Three: The Making Of The Old Testament

    The Old Testament has always been divided into three main parts - the Law, the Prophets and the Writings. The Law is what came first and is the nucleus of the whole Bible. It was like the seed which grew shoots and developed into the beautiful tree that is the complete Bible...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    Psalm 51: Sin Is A Relationship

    "I have come to concluded that SIN is much, much more than the violation of a set of rules, laws, behaviors, etc. SIN is more profound than mere rebellion against a moral code. SIN is about something deeper than behaving inappropriately. It's deeper than bad actions and wrong...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 6 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    The Purpose Of Hell

    In the new testament of the bible the concept of hell is introduced. When god is unhappy with you, or you don't accept the message posited, the all-loving god sends you to hell-forever. A place of great torture, from which there is no redemption. Isn't punishment meant to correct...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 15, 2012

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    Textual Criticism - What Is It?

    Textual criticism is a method used to determine to the best of our ability, what the original manuscripts of the Bible said. Of course the "original manuscripts" of the Bible are either lost, hidden, or no longer in existence. However, we do have is tens of thousands of copies of...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    Where We Got The Bible Part One: Dispensing With Prejudice

    Dedicated to all lovers of the written Word of God: In which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. (2 Peter 3:16)I would not believe the Gospel unless moved thereto by the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Bible Reading In The "Dark Ages"

    When I was young I was taught that the Dark Ages were that period of history from about 500 AD to the Renaissance in which learning did not flourish, in fact, was actively discouraged by an oppressive Church. It is a term not used by Catholics - we tend to refer to that period...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    Athiest To Christian

    As a young man I was a athiest and evolutionist.  I studied various forms of science and this led me to how and what people believe.  Someone at one time challenged me to find scientific statements that can be proven false in the bible.  I went thru the Bible...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 7 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    How Do We Know?

    I have a question, a legitimate one I think. And it should be easy to answer. People subscribing to a religion typically put their faith in the words of a holy book of some kind. It may be the Avesta, the Bible, the Koran, Bagavad Gita, Book of Morman, Dhammapada, or some other...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 56-60, M 8 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    The Gospel

    I learned a good while back in my writing classes in High School and College that a hero, an enemy, and a rescue. These are the elements of a good story. What if I told you that you are in a story, right now? What if I told you that your life, and the lives of all the people...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    Stand Firm In Your Faith

    “[Hezekiah, King of Judah] did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. He removed the high places and broke the pillars and cut down the Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M Feb 27, 2013

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    The Fairytale Bible By Wizened Sage The Bible is a collection of fairy tales. To some of us this is as obvious as the noses on our faces. In fact, to me it is one of the most...
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