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How can the Bible be considered proof


I would say that 8 out of ten times when discussing proof of god with a theist, they quote the Bible. In my perspective, the Bible is the collection of claims about the christian god, not the evidence for it - and all claims require evidence if the desire is to convince someone else. If the Bible is proof of the christian god, by the same logic, shouldn't the Koran be proof of Allah? Yet Christians reject that logic in the case of Islam, while simultaneously using it themselves. Using the Bible to prove the Bible claims is circular logic, isn't it?

 

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    Agreed. Truths in the Bible like historical or archeological facts do not make all of it true, and you can't use the Bible to prove what the Bible says is true without circular logic. Good answer.


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    joseph gitonga muriithi (muthiri) 3 years ago

    Jesus cannot be denied to be the originator of the Christianity. It takes a name that he bore when he was of the Earth, he was the only one that took the name Christ. If one can look deeply into the books of history, you cannot make a mistake of sayi


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    Ana Maria Orantes (erorantes) 3 years ago

    What do you think about moses.?


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Those Scribes, Pharisees & unbelievers had no "come back" because what you have stated is true!

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    Link10103 3 years ago

    I find it interesting how you assert superiority over someone because they did not come to the same conclusion as you. On top of that, you tell them they have made a mistake.

    Hoo boy...


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Amen! One "must" embody the "Light!" Too much knowledge makes the "flesh" doubt! Remove self (flesh) and one might "see!" That's exactly why I stopped working on my Master's Degree in Theology - did not want man's thinking interfering with my belief


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    JThomp42 3 years ago

    Amen!


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    What you are saying would make perfect sense if anyone was denying that the Bible existed, but no one is. Without corroborating evidence and independent verification, however, there is no way to know whether or not what it says is actually true

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    As a former Christian and collegiate theology student, your theory falls flat. The Bible seems to only be convincing to people who already believe it's true or suspect it might be. It is still not evidence. Not believing is not rejecting btw.


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    Link10103 3 years ago

    When that claim is said to be absolute fact is when it requires evidence. If I said space dragons exist as fact, would you believe it with no proof?

    Also, you do realize the wording of a question is more important than the ending punctuation right?


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    None of that is proof that the Bible is actually true. As a master's degree seeking history major, I don't need to be taught history. Also, historical anecdotes are not evidence of anything other than anecdotes, especially when untrue.


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    Amp Lee 3 years ago

    I was echoing statements to Agua and Link. No one said you had to believe or ignore. Those are not the only choices available. I am confused about your pester comment since I have seen plenty people from either camp pester people inappropriately.


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    JThomp42 3 years ago

    Great answer Cynthia!


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    Having a book that contains stories do not make the stories within that book true. All of the stories in the Harry Potter series connect to each other, and they make sense, but it doesn't make them true or factual.


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    bradmasterOCcal 2 years ago

    The truth is that evil is winning, and good is losing. It started in the Garden with God not watching out for Adam and Eve. Would anyone set two children loose when there was evil around?

    Neither God, Jesus, HS or a Guardian Angel didn't help them.


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 3 years ago

    But you weren't there either, jt. And you didn't answer the question. The Bible is the claim about God - not the evidence for him, and there's absolutely no reason to take your word for it.


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    Rad Man 2 years ago

    I believe the reason the bible is riddled with contradictions is because it was written along the lines of a psychic reader. Throwing of a bunch of information until it hits something you feel a connection with.

    A circle is not he same as a sphere.


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