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10-08-2012, 05:02 PM
RE: An atheist's critique of the Bible
The ONLY reason we are even talking about God today is because of scriptures written thousands of years ago. The ONLY reason men invented gods, was to explain much of what science now understands. They needed something to explain thunder and lightning, and a devil to explain illnesses.

The whole premise of religion lays in the need to understand our being in an era of total ignorance.

Many religions today, do admit not taking the Bible literally. The flood for example, is the easiest story to debunk -- and in many ways too. However, they stick to the idea of a creator of the universe, and his sacrifice to humanity.

It's like saying that it's ridiculous to take "Jack and the Beanstalk" literally, as a true story -- but guess what? The giant REALLY exists on a cloud above!
Like I said earlier, they don't take the stories literally, except for the main character! Huh.

Logic fails in this world, still crippled with superstitions of old.
Hence, the need to speak up and share what is known today.
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11-08-2012, 01:07 PM
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If there was a god and he wanted us to KNOW, it would make NO sense to insist people BELIEVE things they can't prove, including him.
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05-09-2012, 01:09 PM
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New to this forum and site, and just spent two days reading all of this. To debunk all of the religious nuts out there, just use the quotes that say the bible is literal, and not up for interpretation. That pretty much takes the wind out of their sails. There is no way to argue or interpret that direct passage!

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05-09-2012, 08:36 PM
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What I have always found interesting when discussing with many of my Christian friends the folly of the literalism of the Bible is that when you actually point out verses from the text and ask them how they explain such things, they find a way to "dance" around it many times; yet other passages they will firmly adhere to as factual and literal.

Most of the time it either degenerates into them referring to me as an "arrogant unbeliever," "a former Christian who has 'lost his way'," or "one who thinks he knows more than God." The other tactic they will employ in such instances involves them "sticking to the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior," and the "Salvation of all mankind by Christ's sacrifice for all" mantra, implying that such doctrine (dogma) supersedes any flaws, inconsistencies, or illogical connections, as if such a "sacrifice" makes all the rest of the book ok, despite the lack of evidence.

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05-09-2012, 09:21 PM
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(05-09-2012 01:09 PM)haarvik Wrote:  New to this forum and site, and just spent two days reading all of this. To debunk all of the religious nuts out there, just use the quotes that say the bible is literal, and not up for interpretation. That pretty much takes the wind out of their sails. There is no way to argue or interpret that direct passage!

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05-09-2012, 09:26 PM (This post was last modified: 05-09-2012 09:57 PM by Bucky Ball.)
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Yeah, I keep forgetting this is here. This is really great. A monumental, hilarious undertaking. It was the first thing I read when I came here. I need to give a TTA award for this.

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18-10-2012, 12:37 AM
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(04-04-2011 02:35 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Yep. This is gonna be a long one.

Feel free to throw your own logical dissections at any time.

I don't have time to respond to all of your post, though most of it is addressed on my website.

Just check out my Academic's Annotated Bible: Genesis Chapter 1

And my response to The Skeptic's Annotated Bible: Genesis Chapter 1
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19-10-2012, 03:08 PM
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(18-10-2012 12:37 AM)The Theist Wrote:  
(04-04-2011 02:35 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  Yep. This is gonna be a long one.

Feel free to throw your own logical dissections at any time.

I don't have time to respond to all of your post, though most of it is addressed on my website.

Just check out my Academic's Annotated Bible: Genesis Chapter 1

And my response to The Skeptic's Annotated Bible: Genesis Chapter 1

Not quite, for example see here:
(04-04-2011 02:35 AM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  1:16 "And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also."

-The moon is not a light, it is a reflection of the sun's light. This is the first of many examples that suggest that God's omnipotence seems to be limited to the knowledge of the demographics and time period of when the Bible was written. Strange.


1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness"

-Our? Just how many gods are there?

That was just the beginning and should be simple questions to answer but are not addressed anywhere I could see. Could you give an opinion about that?

BTW, your site looks great man! but I don't agree with most of your conclusions, as I can't see a solid base for it that doesn't rely on "The bible says so".

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23-10-2012, 12:42 PM
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25-10-2012, 02:03 PM
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(23-10-2012 12:42 PM)Buddy Christ Wrote:  BOOK ORDER PAGE:

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