Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
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11-03-2017, 06:34 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
I've stated before that I am not a fundamental nor literalists. I am very aware that I do not hold to the traditional Christian dogma concerning scripture.
Nor do I interpret scripture to mean what I want it to mean. Scripture interprets scripture and defines itself.
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11-03-2017, 06:35 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
(11-03-2017 05:48 AM)hecrow55 Wrote:  Thus, the story of Adam and Eve cannot be factually true therefore a fable.

Next post will begin to explain how and why this fable was fulfilled.

So scientific evidence compelled you to reject a literal interpretation of the Adam and Eve myth, what about the other myths of Genesis?

The Noahchian flood myth?

The Tower of Babel?

If scientific evidence compelled you to reject the Adam and Eve myth, then why wouldn't the same scientific evidence compel one to reject a myth about a demigod born of a virgin that rose from the dead to provide a blood sacrifice to overcome original sin?

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11-03-2017, 07:19 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
Will get to all that eventually. Right now the topic is on the story of Adam and Eve.
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11-03-2017, 07:28 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
That's you beating a dead horse. It would be easier if you just said what you consider to be - in your own words - jewish fables and what you consider to be the truth.

But that's not how you work, isn't it? You want to preserve your whiggle space. Like a rat shying away from the light and looking for the nearest pot hole. That's what's making you dishonest on the highest possible level. You want your opportunity to shy away from an answer, because, outside your belief system, whatever that is, since you're mysterious about that too, you haven't got one.
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11-03-2017, 07:40 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
(11-03-2017 07:19 AM)hecrow55 Wrote:  Will get to all that eventually. Right now the topic is on the story of Adam and Eve.

In case you forgot...

THIS IS AN INTERNET FORUM. A GROUP DISCUSSION.
THIS IS NOT A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS AND YOU ARE NOT A TEACHER.


In multiple posts, I have questioned your knowledge, your credibility and your understanding of scripture. You have either ignore those challenges or not been able to refute them.

LPT: You can't teach a class when the students know more than you.

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11-03-2017, 07:56 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
(10-03-2017 11:13 PM)socialistview Wrote:  Faith is hope it hasn't happened yet but a hypothesis is a well documented hope.

No. The question in the OP was "Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way ?"
A scientific hypothesis is not "a well documented hope".
Get your shit together.

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11-03-2017, 07:58 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
(11-03-2017 06:34 AM)hecrow55 Wrote:  Nor do I interpret scripture to mean what I want it to mean. Scripture interprets scripture and defines itself.

Clearly not, since not even people from the same denomination, even those that claim to "talk to God", cannot agree on what it means.

There's no failure criteria here. If the Bible is shown to be innacurate, then it's "metaphor". There's no allowance for it simply being wrong, which it frequently is.

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11-03-2017, 08:09 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
(11-03-2017 07:19 AM)hecrow55 Wrote:  Will get to all that eventually. Right now the topic is on the story of Adam and Eve.

So you're going to go through a long list of post-hoc rationalizations to eventually ram whatever cherry-picked myth you hold dear into the plausibility category. Facepalm

Do you really think that your the first one on this forum to try this?

BTW-Evolution can't be reconciled with the Adam and Eve myth or whatever bizarre concoction of myth and psuedo science you've come up with.

I can tell you what evolution isn't- it is NOT a process guided by a deity or any supernatural force.

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11-03-2017, 08:23 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
hecrow55, I've asked you multiple times. If you contend that scripture can be studied "in a scientific way", please tell us what your scientific credentials are.

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11-03-2017, 08:27 AM
RE: Can the study of scripture be done in a scientific way?
(11-03-2017 08:23 AM)morondog Wrote:  hecrow55, I've asked you multiple times. If you contend that scripture can be studied "in a scientific way", please tell us what your scientific credentials are.

Then tell us what the method is, and what your null hypothesis is.

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