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Why do atheists take the bible so literal?


In their effort to disprove God many atheists are as extreme as the religious fanatics they claim to be against. They take passages literally and claim they cannot believe in such a God. One who kills and is cruel. Why not see it symbolically? Would that make it too difficult to dis-believe? And the existence of God has nothing to do with the bible anyway.

 

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    Austinstar 17 months ago

    I notice no one argues with you, Titen! Could it be that you are correct and there is no argument they can present?


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 17 months ago

    A most thought provoking answer.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 17 months ago

    A most interesting approach. Extremists and fanatics do seem to be the most vocal. There is that interesting group of Christians that seem to believe learning spirituality outside the Bible is taboo. It is sad they miss so much wonderment.


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    Austinstar 17 months ago

    The bible IS their claim! Exactly, and what a ridiculous claim it is. DNA proves the Adam/Eve story false. So there is no need for a "savior", because there is no original sin to "save" us from!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 17 months ago

    This really illustrates the Bible as an historical reference. Perhaps not relevant today except as to learn from history. But it seems odd to call it irrelevant when it clearly is relevant to so many. That fact speaks for itself.


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    Austinstar 17 months ago

    All that is necessary to become an atheist is to read the bible. The god of the Old and New Testaments is not a god I could ever put faith in.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 17 months ago

    Why do you participate in these questions?


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    dadbuzzbee 16 months ago

    I like the story in the Bible about the Tower of Babel --- the builders ended up not understanding each other --- due to everyone having his/her own -----. So yes, the Bible can certainly remind us about our present day era.

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Misfit do you know every Atheist to say most . that is not possible . if you disagree with the bible that is your opinion and right but not everybody agree with you because you read a different meaning others read their own which makes sense to them


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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 17 months ago

    It is Evangelical Christians who are attempting to force the Bible and science together, not the those who don't believe the Bible. Christians have come up with the Creation Research Society, the Creation Museum, Bible and Science and on and on.


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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 16 months ago

    This is so true and I've said it before - nontheists only argue back 'literally' when they are confronted by literal arguments. Since you argue that way - it stands to reason that is all you will listen to; and even then, NOT. C's are know-it-alls.

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 17 months ago

    The arrogance portrayed in this representation of Christianity is enough to make anyone look for a different way, anything but to become like "That." Even the term Gospel/Good News has been corrupted to be a laundry list of hateful comments.


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    Kiss andTales 16 months ago

    Yes Sulab this is true many times said and done. to be heard is more important to some then being correct.

    Many times the truth is said and ignored not even admission of truth in any way. Some people are a one way street they only see their path

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Micheal you can make a point no one can understand you if you call people foolish

    You lose credibility by attacking people verbally. If people believe something then it is not foolish to them .like what you believe you do not think it is foolish.

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Rob ,So far you are very nice in your expression thank you.

    But I can not agree that many even a crowd of witnesses have not shared some solid truth or evidence, it was not true of that fact .because there are Atheist who are now believers.


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    Kiss andTales 16 months ago

    Very interesting and the truth is this has been the very case of mockery.

    But knowing this will not stop what couldnt be stopped in centuries. The reason why is it is not by human power

    That the message we all are given can be controled.wiped out


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    OutWest 17 months ago

    it's a statement. the question is "Why do atheists take the bible so literal?"


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    OutWest 17 months ago

    @John Welford. I agree with your first statement because the fanatics from both sides are illogical

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    Kiss andTales 16 months ago

    Ozinto.the same one responsible for things we can not touch like the sun.can we control it. The stars and moon are faithful no man can control these either. So when something of the Heavenly Father they can not touch it but mock it.

    He ends things

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    Catherine Mostly (Misfit Chick) 17 months ago

    Officially, atheists claim a 'lack of belief' in any god - not necessarily a non-existent one. I think you have to state anti-theism for that, not sure. Great answer. If there was more faith and less religion *I* would personally feel MUCH better. :)


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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Parris there is no comparisome to humans .we are not on his level in thinking. We are not in the position to judge God , because he created life and he can remove life it is his own creation. Another thought if he gives life he can return it


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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Then the book you read is not the same book

    The one I read does not have that meaning.but simple who created it thoughts would only grant you to understand it

    Like a key to a locked chest

    You can always guess it contents not everyone has the key.

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 16 months ago

    How do you know these "not true atheists" don't use the vedas against hindus or the quran agains muslims? I can't imagine how you came upon that knowledge. Why would atheists not be familiar with the Bible? Many atheists are former Christians.


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    Kiss andTales 16 months ago

    Titen Eccles 3;11 is the scripture that says he has put eternity in their heat.

    Sorry letters and words drop from my mobile device. But there will always plenty to do not bord.

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Eric dont you think that our parents as being older and wiser have the right to be respected. Our heavenly Father is the oldest as far a senoir known as the ancient of days

    We should give him priority of respected. My answer.


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    Austinstar 17 months ago

    Yes, I almost posted the parallel question, "Why do Christians take the bible so literally?" But I have sworn off asking religious questions here. The arguments are boring, repetitive, and un-intelligent.

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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Outwest example the bible is a treasure. How so if we did not have it nobody would know the good and bad of anything. Even the law uses it in court and the justice system.

    It is the original book of principles our Ancestors based their morals from.


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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 16 months ago

    You spoke of solving human problems. With a few exceptions, Christians Talk. People of science Do. I have been on both sides of this and it is an observation that Christians should actually attend to. How much of what you are about is talk?


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    Austinstar 17 months ago

    And so you have been taught to repeat. It makes you "special" to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, right? Nobody else knows how to read and comprehend the books of your bible. Enjoy your faith.


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    Kiss andTales 17 months ago

    Mithun while I will agree with some things you say, there are other things that do not fit.

    The bible says there will be a resurrection of the righteous and unrightous. If some one went to heaven why are they resurrected from the grave.


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    OutWest 17 months ago

    Who say? It is up to each individual to decide. That is exactly my point. People from both sides blindly deciding by taking this one book literally. I focused on atheists because they claim God does not exist. So why use a religious text for that


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    Kiss andTales 16 months ago

    Outwest it is like a recipe say cake . say we do not need a certain ingredient to make a cake. So we exclude flower or eggs ,baking powder

    Yes we could leave something out but would your cake turn out good?

    The bible has been an ingredient of life

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    OutWest 17 months ago

    But many don't like the Doctor because of the Medical industry. Why deny a Creator because of the institution of religion? Why would atheists be so easily manipulated instead why not figure God out on your own terms instead of others'?


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    Kiss andTales 16 months ago

    Outwest you benifit as a citizen that people value prinple laws from the bible. Your neighbor may not steal from you becauae of the Author of the bible.May not be violent. Moral conduct and respect of you and family makes a good neighbor the bible

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