Is the Bible nonsensical?
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13-06-2016, 11:05 AM
RE: Is the Bible nonsensical?
(11-06-2016 06:24 PM)carusmm Wrote:  Beautiful words cannot cover a dark meaning. The Bible is blindingly good at deception.

Ummm, no

The bible and beautiful words do not belong in the same sentence unless there is a negative qualifier. As noted previously, the bible has many different authors who assembled it without regard to cohesion or beauty.

Additionally, there is no deception in the bible. Deception and manipulation are the result of churches and religious leaders interpreting the bible for their own benefit and population control.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored- Aldous Huxley
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13-06-2016, 12:01 PM
RE: Is the Bible nonsensical?
(11-06-2016 06:24 PM)carusmm Wrote:  Beautiful words cannot cover a dark meaning. The Bible is blindingly good at deception.

The collection of texts in the Bible are ancient Near Eastern literature. They are neither good nor bad. They are what they are. The wisdom literature is pretty much like every other culture's stuff. The poetry is poetry, the narratives that purport to recount events are pretty much political spin, (like all ancient texts).

It's only by letting Fundamentalism color the reading of these ancient examples of literature, are they (falsely) given meanings no ancient literature has or should have.

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...ble-Bull-s

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