Is the Bible over exaggerated to you?

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (5 posts)
  1. Johnjfernando profile image59
    Johnjfernandoposted 7 years ago

    I am still trying to understand my religious faith although my dad is hindu and now atheist and my mom is catholic. I think the bible is very interestng and am an avid reader. The thing is that we dicussed in our religion class last week as to whether the bible is exaggerated to which many of us agreed. I was unsure, however because I'm still trying to understand the religion of christianity.

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image78
      AshtonFireflyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The adherents of the Christian faith are in fact so divided that it's almost impossible even for a Christian to say they understand the religion of Christianity without getting into an argument with someone, to be honest with you.
        What exactly do you mean by exaggerated?
        Different people have different interpretations of the Bible. Each interpretation will render a slightly different meaning to some of the words. . which will influence whether or not you feel it is exaggerated.

      1. Jerami profile image68
        Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Verry true.

           Not only are people today affected by their own (previously established) interpretations (prejadist) ,,,  the people that translated scrpture into what ever language they translate to, Their interpretation was affected by this same action.

           Which leads to further interpretation on our part.  When none of it should have ever happened.

            Exaggerated ??   Wouldn't be the word I would use when describing Christianity or Islam, or Judiasm in that regard.
            I'm not sure what word I would use , Maybe ... ?  I can't think of any that doesn't apply to humanity as a whole.

    2. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. It doesn't take into account much of the knowledge we presently know about the human body, nor do it take into account where humankind's development stage was at during the time of it's creation(the bible). It's written in a primitive language, which required translation. When some words didn't exist in the particular language it was being translated into then other words(metaphors) were used. The breakdown of the parables and authorship of many of the gospels were attributed to people who were illiterate and had no clue how to write.

      Not to mention, if half the people who actually read the book, learned more about understanding consciousness(self awareness and the subconscious), then they wouldn't believe as they believe.

      But, to each their own I guess.

  2. thooghun profile image81
    thooghunposted 7 years ago

    I'd say fitting 1.4 million species (of which most have a pair) onto a 500 foot (roughly 50 cubits as described in the bible)  long "arc" quite a stretch.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)