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29-01-2015, 04:13 AM
Revised bible question. - help please
Hi All,

I am sure you all are familiar with the Ricky Gervais quote: "It's almost as if The Bible was written by racist, sexist, homophobic, violent, sexually frustrated men, instead of a loving God"

Also I have been listening to Thomas and the bible podcast, and it got me thinking.

If the bible was revised and edited to remove all of the following:
Sexism / Misogyny
Slavery
Cruelty
Violence
Contradictions
Scientifically inaccurate statements (bye bye Genesis)
Homophobia
and Genealogy (because it is boring and pointless and takes up long passages)

Then how much of the bible would be left. 50%? 30%?

I cant be the first person to have thought of this. Someone must have worked this out by now.

thanks all.
Eug
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29-01-2015, 04:14 AM
RE: Revised bible question. - help please
At that point, you don't even have a bible.

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29-01-2015, 04:23 AM
RE: Revised bible question. - help please
Yea i don't think there would be a book lol
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29-01-2015, 04:32 AM
RE: Revised bible question. - help please
Jesus had some good things to say. Right?
Would be great to have the percentage. If I am talking to a believer and tell them that removing all the above would eliminate the bible, they will surely quote one positive story or moral.
Whereas, having a stat like 47% of the bible would be eliminated by removing the above is very powerful.
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29-01-2015, 05:17 AM
RE: Revised bible question. - help please
(29-01-2015 04:32 AM)Eugryan Wrote:  Jesus had some good things to say. Right?

Um no.
If there was a Jebus, the "Love your neighbor as yourself" and "Do unto others ... etc" did not originate from him. During the late Apocalyptic Period and early Diaspora, the rabbis were collectively working on simplifying the many rules of the "law", and THEY, not Jebus came up with was presented in the NT as the "teachings" of Jebus.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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29-01-2015, 05:53 AM
RE: Revised bible question. - help please
(29-01-2015 05:17 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(29-01-2015 04:32 AM)Eugryan Wrote:  Jesus had some good things to say. Right?

Um no.
If there was a Jebus, the "Love your neighbor as yourself" and "Do unto others ... etc" did not originate from him. During the late Apocalyptic Period and early Diaspora, the rabbis were collectively working on simplifying the many rules of the "law", and THEY, not Jebus came up with was presented in the NT as the "teachings" of Jebus.

Don't think that's what Eugryan meant, Bucky...

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29-01-2015, 05:56 AM
RE: Revised bible question. - help please
(29-01-2015 04:13 AM)Eugryan Wrote:  If the bible was revised and edited to remove all of the following:
Sexism / Misogyny
Slavery
Cruelty
Violence
Contradictions
Scientifically inaccurate statements (bye bye Genesis)
Homophobia
and Genealogy (because it is boring and pointless and takes up long passages)

Then how much of the bible would be left. 50%? 30%?

You'd be left with about 80% of Psalms and Proverbs, and all of the "common sense" laws in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. Stuff like "don't eat pork because it's unclean" (true enough) and how to deal with a bull that has killed someone, based on all of the possible situations of if the bull was fenced and/or if it had a history for such things.

Other than that, there wouldn't be much left. Maybe some hold-overs, like detailed descriptions of how the Tabernacle was built. It would be an even drier read than the Bible already is.
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