Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
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03-05-2015, 10:57 PM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
Why is there no new stuff in the Bible?

Because God's editor has been on vacation the last nine days. Those are Genesis days.
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03-05-2015, 11:00 PM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
It's painted itself into a corner, no backtracking now.
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04-05-2015, 01:12 AM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
Wasn't it Sam Harris who said you could walk into a bookstore and pick up ANY book, fiction or non fiction, and it would still be more relevant to today's society than the bible is.

Hell, even Jurassic Park has computers and Cars in it.
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04-05-2015, 06:56 AM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2015 01:27 PM by Reltzik.)
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
(04-05-2015 01:12 AM)TheStraightener Wrote:  Wasn't it Sam Harris who said you could walk into a bookstore and pick up ANY book, fiction or non fiction, and it would still be more relevant to today's society than the bible is.

Hell, even Jurassic Park has computers and Cars in it.

Hmmmm.... what about Xenophon's Anabasis?

... no, still more relevant.
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04-05-2015, 07:07 AM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
(04-05-2015 06:56 AM)Reltzik Wrote:  
(04-05-2015 01:12 AM)TheStraightener Wrote:  Wasn't it Sam Harris who said you could walk into a bookstore and pick up ANY book, fiction or non fiction, and it would still be more relevant to today's society than the bible is.

Hell, even Jurassic Park has computers and Cars in it.

Hmmmm.... what about Xenapheron's Anabasis?

... no, still more relevant.

Don'tcha mean Xenophon... Xenapheron sounds like some kinda hill-billy version Tongue

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04-05-2015, 11:36 AM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
(03-05-2015 10:28 AM)jennybee Wrote:  And Revelations 22: "I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book."

So u best not be adding to god's holy words lol

I get your points, but I would point out that both books were written before the church finally assembled the Christian bible, so it could be that if someone added to "this book" specifically, God would "strike that person down" but technically should not matter a difference to the bible since it's merely a collection of other smaller books. Fundies are all over these verses to your point, and I've seen catholic apologists fire these salvos back at the fundies.

The ironic part of all this is the pentatuch, where there were several authors attributed to those works. LOL that the warning from Deuteronomy didn't seem to phase a redactor.
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04-05-2015, 11:43 AM
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(03-05-2015 12:13 AM)squirrelgirl Wrote:  Well that's the thing. It doesn't matter if the authors are all dead. I've had occasions when, pressed, I say - hey all that stuff was written by humans. And the pushback from a moderately prepared debater is always along the lines of, forget about the people who actually wrote it, they don't really matter, god was writing thru them. So what is their answer for why god doesn't write thru anyone now?

God writes through our own two Saints, Earmuffs and Girly...their word is Gospel.

We have others on the Forum that are prophets, but we’re just too lazy to write shit down in a bound book. Except for Seth, but I think his writtings don’t have enough “and it came to pass” stuff in them to be Holy.

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04-05-2015, 01:28 PM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
(04-05-2015 07:07 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(04-05-2015 06:56 AM)Reltzik Wrote:  Hmmmm.... what about Xenapheron's Anabasis?

... no, still more relevant.

Don'tcha mean Xenophon... Xenapheron sounds like some kinda hill-billy version Tongue

Fixed. Blush
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05-05-2015, 06:27 AM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
(02-05-2015 11:05 PM)squirrelgirl Wrote:  Christians say the bible is the living & inspired word of god. So why aren't there any rules about internet porn, or microwaves, or how to discipline your bratty teen when he won't answer your texts? I understand that it's not practical for any group to try to add that; my question is surely xtians have been harangued about this. What is the standard defense?

The standard defense is that it is complete, and we can discern meaning from the texts for any modern question. This works wonderfully (and terribly) because people can quote mine to make about any point they want.

Also, a lot of them will claim that the Bible had super special scientific understanding which proves it came from God. They'll point to an esoteric verse in Job that shows that the ancient Hebrews knew the earth was a sphere before anyone else did. Of course, the word used in the original texts was an ambiguous word which can mean "sphere" or "circle", and they didn't use the less ambiguous word for "ball".


(03-05-2015 10:10 AM)Tomasia Wrote:  Like why don't Christians add new books to the bible, that include new writings that address these various things? Or like why doesn't the old scriptures have foreknowledge of these developments?

But theoretically, God could. He just felt the need to divinely inspire people to write about him between 700ish BCE and 100ish CE, and then... stopped. Nothing before. Nothing after. Anything else written on the matter is just the opinions of people, and carries no other authority.
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05-05-2015, 07:17 AM
RE: Why is there no new stuff in the bible?
(03-05-2015 03:40 AM)morondog Wrote:  
(02-05-2015 11:05 PM)squirrelgirl Wrote:  What is the standard defense?

Reassert that the Bible is the inspired word of God, just assert it louder. Dodgy

And if online don't forget CAPS LOCK to demonstrate the importance and infallibility of said defence.

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