person knows that the bible has been interpreted, reinterpreted, written, rewritten, and even altered by men according to the suited purposes of the religious authorities at a particular time?
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Excellent answer. You come up with the most logical answers. I also like your questions. Keep up the excellent work!
Whoa! Thanks! I simply think that the bible has been WAY overindulged by mankind. People been taught to ignore other books of knowledge over this overtrumped piece of literary disaster. It is NOT the be all, end all of what a book can be!
It is tragically comic how the bible is taken so seriously. I find other works of literature to be far superior than the bible. I never took the bible seriously & when I tell others that, they look at me as if I am possessed.
"Wait, we need to collate and translate and interpret these bits of paper". And they proceeded to do so according to the politics and culture of their time.) -Very true!
Religion was used much like government to control the masses with rules.
I must say I do not read every book , published, even every hub written on HP.
But if a book was written to cure everything and return the people I lost in death with a grantee or promise. To reverse old age , I would be interested in that book,
Wow, KandT, so would we! What is this magic book?
Kiss and Tales,
Such a book would outsell "50 Shades of Grey"! :)
Everyone wants a guarantee! However I suspect like everything else there is no "one size fits all". What may work for you might not work for others and so on. That's life!
the Bible is still the best selling book and long running of all time.
Are there real promises in it ? Yes the best kind, that we can be happy about.
Rev 21:4 death no more.
Joh 5:28 graves open family back
Isaiah 65:22 build homes on free land
Job 33:25 Let his flesh become fresher than in youth;
Ps 103:5 So that your youth is renewed like that of an eagle.
Tit 1:2 and is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago
Best selling book on amazon - Harry potter and the deathly hallows. Jk rowlings books have almost surpassed the bible wold wide in just the last 15 years. Thay are about magic too!
I am talking about a book surviving generations, no Harry potter can beat the years. Also writings that were in scrolls and cuneiforms, and Greek codex , certainly survived despite those who would try to put an end to it.
Yes, the book itself became "magic". It isn't. It's just the first book ever printed by movable type that became a tool for the ruling class to lord over the serf class. They couldn't read, but the "Godly" class sure could interpret it to serve them.
You may have a tool that is very helpful and serve a purpose like a power staple gun. Fast , effective, , but what happens if a person starts to throw it around , or even handle it wrong, bad results even danger of life. The Bible the same way.
K&T - the Christian Bible has a lot of good things in there, but if I'm going to be honest, it isn't perfect, and no religion has the right to declare itself Absolute Truth.
To YL. The bible is the inspired of God , but the many translations are the ones who have caused a problem. They have caused many to be confused. Yet what the message and theme is has been successfully carried out. Many do not know it or care to.
K&T - a perfect, all-knowing God can communicate clearly in ALL languages.
Yes YL he created all language. From when the tower of babel was built, so that people would migrate to different parts of the earth.
Yoleen, KT is an apparent cult member, I would suggest that you keep that in mind when trying to communicate with her. I think she is Jehovah Witness.
Also Austin you are giving advise about things you do not know.
I think she is , is not enough reason to say and tell people what to do
You use info of another's experience ,and say that is what I am , what kind of person is that who stoops so low !
K&T - I just noticed your comment on DashingScorpio's reply. "What is Truth?" Mankind is still trying to figure out that one. Confucius rose from peasant class to leader w/o Christianity, and showed others how to do it. It helps Asians in the US
Thank you gWilliams for the complement , Jesus was like no other, he was the walking truth, loved by many , and also hated for speaking the truth. The message Jesus and we preach is of happiness, and a better future sickness and death will end
Yes, JWs ARE a cult! https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/YES-Jehov... Told from the inside.
Austin we are not I should know.
But you who is trying to bad mouth what you do not know.
We do not believe in magic.But you do , through the dream catcher, you believe in the spider woman and dreams . Never once since I been on HP encourage anyone.
I'm pointing out hubs written by JWs - Do you think they do not "know" what is going on? And no, I don't believe in "spider woman" it is just a myth. Like all of the "gods". They are just myths and legends.
That is what the dream catcher does and you support it. Anyone can read the belief of it.but now you say you do not , I do not believe you.
You do not believe me. Stop spreading slander and hate Austin it is not called for.
How am I spreading "slander and hate"?
K&T - Some people don't know any other way.
New World Translation
Lu 6:45 A good man brings good out of the good treasure of his heart, but a wicked man brings what is wicked out of his wicked treasure; for out of the heart’s abundance his mouth speaks.
What we say make this truth.
The Bible: "It is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies." Mark Twain tells the truth about it.
I agree. It's actually one of the most fascinating books ever written! Even non-believers can gleam some worthwhile information concerning the inner workings of mankind and our shortcomings throughout the various fables just as in Greek Mythology
Sure, if you read it like it is fiction like a novel.
Second best answer.
Grace, You're killing me! Second best is the "first loser". LOL!
Great question by the way!
Also YL what is truth ? The one who created truth is the one who will Judge truth, we are the ones who have to make sure we want to know it genuinely an take action.
All religions do not add up to truth. But the one Jesus validated still exist.
True and you will not find hell fire of torment .but translators rewrite and change definitions. Like some one rewrites another person's good Hub story and changes some words that may restructure a thought
That is what he'll has done to sheol , hades
That's true. Hell to the Hebrews is the grave, and not a place with fire. Not until the NT was hell fire ever mentioned (inserted) in the bible
Again Jehovah witnesses are not an occult but somebody telling people what to think , and beliefs in magic would be a.idea of one.
Jesus preach and preached publicly, I follow his steps, occults are private , not public witnesses Read Dictionary
I didn't say "occult", I said "cult". JW's are a cult, in my opinion.
JW are beyond a cult. THEY are something else out of this world. JWs are strange beyond compare.
I totally agree with you Grace!
I am glad you said opinion because that is all it is.
I find it very strange when people try to stop people from learning the truth about a matter. Out of the many religions in the world , they attack something they know nothing about. Must be truth.
Here is your truth - from a fellow JW! Why do you assume you are the only one that thinks they know "the truth"? https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Jehovahs-...
Austin you do not believe in God, and yet you want people to believe
You care about the subject , you dont, Jesus was betrayed by Judas
And there are many more like him. That did not stop other deciples from loving Jesus or Jehovah. Who do you love.
Rather than pick on one denomination (JW, SDA, etc.) my issue is with Christianity itself. It wasn't the JWs who annihilated the natives in the Americas and polluted nature! And why could Jesus heal lepers, but not my nervous disorder?
You are righ, Yoleent Christianity is the abomination.
YL yes Jesus could do many things including healing people
New World Translation
Ps 145:16 You open your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing
there will come his Full time of Rulership and he will be opposite of this one under satan.
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Very interesting and true We know that a man life span can not live long enough to receive bible prophesy and see the out come because it's fulfilled past his life span, the point is man can not control fulfillment Yet it is carried out
Yes, that is interesting. The general contention is that these elaborate plots are carried out over centuries by people passing knowledge of it down over the ages. I suspect there is a very very old person hiding somewhere. Not necessarily human.