Top ten most unbelievable things about the Bible
No.1 being the most outrageous thing
10. Christian know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible,
9.Jesus Christ was feeding 5000 people with five loaves of bread and a few fish.
8.Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god that got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
7.About a 969 year old man.
5.The earth began only thousands of years ago from the SUPERNATURAL CREATOR
4.End of the World.
3.Heaven only through Jesus Christ, and then prove this god exists"
2.Yahweh God,savior, creator of everything and the Universe
1.And the most Unbelievable, most outrageous thing about the Bible- Hell
Name 3 or more of your most outrageous things about the Bible
1Jesus walking on water
2God rested on the seventh day and
1. Jesus walking on water
You have not seen those lizards walk on water
Satan, Yes, the root of all evil or was that money?
Book of Revelation
Eating body of Jesus
1. Two bears killing 42 children because they made fun of some bald man. (2 Kings 2:24)
2. Ezekiel 23:20
20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
I always wondered how the author knew about that kind of emission...
3. Deuteronomy 25:11-12
11 If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, 12 you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.
This seems a proper thing to do when a woman tries to help her husband.
And a few more...
1. Deuteronomy 23:1
“No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
I guess we need to take special care with our manly-hood.
2. Samson! This guy is the ultimate superhero of the bible, he killed a lion with his bare hands, he killed 30 men who threatened his wife. One time he killed 1000 men with a jawbone of a donkey. And like the biggest superhero of all time, Superman, also Samson had his kryptonite and it was his hair, once Delilah shaved his head he lost his superpowers, but hair grows again, and then, this one is my favorite, when he was chained in a temple he pushed two pillars and collapsed the temple killing all the 3000 people who went there to see him die.
See Judges 13-16.
3. Did you know there is a talking donkey in the Bible? Just read Numbers 22:21-29, seems legit!
Bible is the World's Best Selling Books of all Times also in the Guinness World Records.
Christian claim every word is true in the Bible,. But where do they recorded the strongest Man ever, or the oldest man ever, or the smartest man ever, or the largest or tallest man ever in any World record book?
Narrative. Fairytale. Whatever name you want to give, intermingling actual events with embellishments in order to communicate ideas about the human condition, is a device that's been used since the development of language.
The literal meaning is rarely more important than the subtext. In communication there is obviously a difference between what is said, and how it's said. Those who spend time either defending or laughing at how things in the bible are said, are surely missing the point.
The point being that the Bible is a an important piece of literature. It's more than a set of outrageous claims. It's an historical document that represents the early response of human beings to the conditions of existence, recorded over thousands of years. Other documents like the Mahabharata are similarly important.
The responses are expressed in a naive way by our modern standards, but the themes are no less relevant. Why does the universe exist? Why do we exist? How should we live? Is there anything beyond what we perceive with the senses? We're still asking these questions.
The fact that some of the responses expressed in the bible still resonate with people is remarkable, but of course I think it's a mistake to always try to live by the literal meaning. It's also a mistake to underestimate the usefulness of the Bible and other ancient texts when examining the human condition, on the grounds that they are old and their narratives seem a bit silly.
Personally I'll ignore the talking snakes, but I'm still interested in the important philosophical, political, and religious themes and principles expressed in the Bible. Anything else would be kind of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
That people who say "don't believe everything you read" believe everything they read.
IMO yall are wasting to much time on the details.
Bigger picture is more important.
1) That a Bronze Age book still controls the minds of man in the Space Age.
2) A talking snake
3) The virgin birth
TEN MOST OUTRAGEOUS THINGS ABOUT NON-BELIEVERS
-They have to constantly attack believers to gain followers
-The ask for proof of belief / when faith is all thats asked
-They do the above five
Got any more lame outrageous things about non believers
Just to be fair
Another Bible fact
King Og (whose bed according to the Bible was 14 ft. by 6 ft.) was 14 feet tall! Noahwas 12 feet tall, Goliath was over 9 feet tall, and modern man is 6 feet tall. ...The other animals must have been biggest also because were breathing the same air and eating the same food
"I'm still interested in the important philosophical, political, and religious themes and principles expressed in the Bible. Anything else would be kind of throwing the baby out with the bath water".
1) Jesus appeared on the 3rd day as a vision in light.
It inspires me to wonder if the metaphor of the light was a clue to our potential. If we are all made of energy, perhaps Jesus' return as pure light was pure energy. This is how it was possible.
2) The woman who picked up the car when her child was stuck underneath it. (Same as Jesus walking on water. If you believe strongly enough that something is possible, than it is).
3) "Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life..." This may not be in the Bible but it is certainly inspired by the religion. Once again, if your perspective is one of goodness and edification, that is what you will receive because that is all you see.
I understand what you're trying to say completely and it must be unbelievable hard for a christian to believe in the Bible!
I'm not against the Bible, take out the positive parts if they work for you, in fact, take out from the other millions books too and other ways of healthy thinking.
It's make you wonder, how can balance be produced if science and math are taken out of the Bible reasoning. It is unkind to be over obedient to be one sided to one religion that suppressed many others and along with a million other species health .
There is still so much knowledge out there and good teachings, restricting yourself to one path seems quite ignorant in today’s modern society.
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