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Why do Christians get so bent out of shape when you tell them the bible is just a book?


Many versions of this text are different, book order different, passages missing, especially ones referring to the so-called resurrection (not found in the older bibles.) The books are clearly written by men in their opinions and not "the words of God." It's never referred to as the bible (Byblos means papyrus in ancient Egyptian.) It was called by 13 different names, Jesus was called many names, etc., proves different men wrote parts of it. Too many discrepancies to be called anything more than a collection of short stories.

 

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 20 months ago

    Hx,as a Christian,knowing there is a battle going on between Satan & God for the souls of men & women,aren't you burdened to share the truth with unbelievers when the opportunity arises?If the apostles felt like u would there be Christians?


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    What did I state in my question that isn't fact? No doubt it's an inspiring book, but nonetheless it's a book.


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    Angele Parris 18 months ago

    Why is your answer not chosen as the best? To Christians the bible is a spiritual guidance and comfort. There are some who trust God when all is going well, and forget God in trying times, and others who are the opposite.


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 19 months ago

    Quite an amazing answer


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    Your right, I did ask this question based on that discussion, but not to smear you. You'd best watch your references to saying I'm using the liberal playbook - what comes around goes around.


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    Kiss andTales 20 months ago

    Well interesting comment , but if you feel no personal attachment you can feel anothers feelings and say what they feel and why. You are your own individual. That is like saying some says you are a bad person and you should not get upset about it.


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 19 months ago

    You misunderstand. There are 2 questions on the front page of HP and they are retorts to each other - nothing more. :) Why do atheists take the bible so literal? Why do Christians get so bent out of shape when you tell them the bible is just a book?


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 19 months ago

    No one disputes the meaning of the book, however it is simply a bound stack of papers...it's not "living" nor was it written by god. Your rhetoric sounds so troll-like (I need psychiatric help, blah, blah, blah)


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    Kiss andTales 19 months ago

    How wonderful ! Your comment gets right to the point , I appreciate how you explain the free will to believe as you wish but on limited time .satan is trying to steal all humans opportunity to live under a different New world free of problems


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    I'd agree that it does become personal to some people who feel no one has the right to put the bible up against historical and scientific scrutiny.


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    I don't delete anyone - since you're at the cave, how about a beer? Stay a while and ruffle some feathers if you like.


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    Angele Parris 20 months ago

    The bible is A SPIRITUAL BOOK. Romans 11 8 states (According, as it is written God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear) unto this day. This is the reason some read only the NT.


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    Kiss andTales 20 months ago

    How right you are and some know it is a trap.I think when we comment to these questions it is really not for the poster of the question it is for those who can also get a selective view on the subject.

    Like a box of Chocolates as forest would say


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    Very valid point - maybe an atheist can weigh in and share some thoughts on this comment.


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    Sounds a lot like the Democrat party...


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 19 months ago

    This is a very smart and nice answer. You show we can be both and that is a very good thing.


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    Prove it was inspired by God


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    Kiss andTales 19 months ago

    True ,words thank you I read comments of many subjects here on HP .I really try to leave most truthful feed back

    Results have been interesting some do not know the difference in just a comment to say I took time to hear your words. That is valuble


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 19 months ago

    Good points - ie., many Christians do not believe in the literal interpretation of 'Creationism' that fundamentalists insist upon. Why couldn't God use the holy spirit to 'keep his message straight' as well as keep it from becoming tainted by humans?


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    Ralph Schwartz (RJ Schwartz) 20 months ago

    If you aren't Christian, it's just a book. It's not art, it's contradictory, duplicative, just a book


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    Kiss andTales 19 months ago

    The doctor talking in latin is trying his best to say that something is going to happen in his language it was a life saving message that could effect all life.he tried to help you in his language like Katrina many spoke different languages but help

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    Louis Gaetan Rabaud (Louis Rabaud) 19 months ago

    Hi! Thank you very much indeed for your very good comments about the Holy Bible! The Holy Bible is the best book ever been written in human history. Many will tell you the same! and will share the same view.

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    Kiss andTales 19 months ago

    BC just think about you are in your owned paid house .you have a bathroom just for your guest You do not allow guest in your private. bathroom connected to bedroom.

    You know why its off limits .should your guests judge you of what's not theirs No

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 19 months ago

    An interesting observation. And to those of us confident, it makes no difference what someone else calls it.


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