An atheist's critique of the Bible (Book and eBook now available)
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15-06-2013, 12:56 PM
RE: An atheist's critique of the Bible (Book and eBook now available)
(15-06-2013 07:46 AM)cjs Wrote:  For the record, I mistakenly clicked on Like for theword's latest post and don't know how to undo it.

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16-06-2013, 08:43 AM
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Dang that Mary, I knew she had something to do with the hail damage on my car...

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16-06-2013, 09:44 AM
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CJS, you can fix that now!

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16-06-2013, 11:41 AM
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I had an odd thought this morning and did a little research prompted by another thread here.

Knowing that all but the most crazed fundamentalists understand that the story of Noah and his Ark must be symbolic of something I did a little research on Noah's ark as a symbol.

As one might expect depending on who you find the exact symbolism is not consistent.

In general it is considered symbolic of entering into the temple and therefore being correct with god. The christians adding the additional thought that it is symbolic of the resurrection and how you must accept jesus to be saved, some indicating it is symbolic of baptism and its cleansing power. Around the edges of course the exact nature of the meaning of the story is not decided upon.

This need to find symbolism in clearly impossible stories and the need to have humans tell me what those stories meant was the final reason I turned away from any god/s (except of course those in the trees, rocks etc.).

I have never understood how so many humans don't see religion as a human construct. There is so much evidence of that particularly when these weird stories that can be so easily falsified have to be turned into symbols and explained, what if the person doing the explaining has it wrong.
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17-06-2013, 03:40 PM
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(16-06-2013 09:44 AM)Anjele Wrote:  CJS, you can fix that now!

I saw that, thanks!! Smile

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17-06-2013, 09:12 PM
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JAH, the story of Noah was plagiarized (along with a number of other tales) from the ancient Sumerian tale, The Epic of Gligamesh.

For more historical debunkings, please check out my book.

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14-10-2013, 11:54 AM
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I love this; I've though for a while that original sin is a f***d up concept anyway.
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02-11-2013, 11:15 AM
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A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,
were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction,
they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes.
For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.
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02-11-2013, 12:01 PM
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(02-11-2013 11:15 AM)prophet Wrote:  A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,
were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction,
they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes.
For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

That's, like.....your opinion, man.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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02-11-2013, 12:37 PM
RE: An atheist's critique of the Bible (Book and eBook now available)
(02-11-2013 11:15 AM)prophet Wrote:  A fool does not delight in understanding, but only wants to show off his opinions.

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Because they hated knowledge,
didn’t choose to fear the Lord,
were not interested in my counsel,
and rejected all my correction,
they will eat the fruit of their way
and be glutted with their own schemes.
For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

meanwhile.... Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.”

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