Friday, April 17, 2015

What is the Bible?

The Jehovah's Witnesses left another leaflet at our door with the title How do you view the Bible?
Would you say it is...
• a book of human wisdom?
• a book of myths and legends?
• the Word of God?
Well that's an easy one. It's a terribly outdated book of myths, and a poorly written one at that. With all the self contradictions, errors and absolute absurdities, how could one think it was anything else?
What the Bible says

"All scripture is inspired of God."
-2 Timothy 3:16
And all of the Qur'an is inspired by Allah, and all of Book of the Dead is inspired by Osiris, right?
What that can mean for you

•Satisfying answers to life's big questions. -Proverbs 2:1-5
Questions like, 'How much can I beat my slaves?'

"Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property."
-Exodus 12:20-21

• Reliable guidance for day-to-day living. -Psalm 119:105.
Useful stuff that  everyone follows like don't eat bacon (Leviticus 11:7), don't wear blended fabrics (Leviticus 19:19), torn clothes = death (Leviticus 10:6), no trimming your beard or rounded haircuts (Leviticus19:27), Never wear gold (1 Timothy 2:9), how much to sell your daughter for, and many other useful guidelines! 
• Real hope for the future. -Romans 15:4.
Nothing says hope like Jesus returning and burning the Earth to the ground, or most people being sentenced to eternal torment...
Can we really believe what the Bible says?
Yes, for at least three reasons:

• Amazing harmony. 
Nothing is more harmonious than the 63,779 cross reference contradictions in the Bible!
• Honest history.
Because you know you can rely on the history of a book that includes a global flood that didn't happen, the sun standing still in the air (didn't happen), a resurrection that is not supported by any evidence, or the many other stories that are not supported by evidence. Not to mention the many many facts that it gets wrong...
• Reliable prophecy.
Yeah... Because even though there are some rather pedestrian prophecies that were thought to have been fulfilled.... But here's the thing. There are plenty that were never fulfilled as well.

So what is the Bible? In my opinion it is a very unimpressive book that has no right to be considered the basis of any modern moral society.

-Brain Hulk

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