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Featured Nine Pieces Of Evidence That Confirm The Historical Accuracy Of The Bible

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Skwim, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Subduction Zone

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    Sorry, I was still in bed using my tablet. It uses Bing. Not my favorite search engine.
     
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    There's a bloop sound of unknown origins in the Pacific Ocean that is frighteningly close to where Lovecraft put the location of the sunken city of R'lyeh.
    Clearly we must now begin mass-suicides as an act of great mercy and kindness to spare the world the horrors, agony, and living nightmares when the Great Old Ones return to reclaim this world.
     
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    The Bloop, sadly, is almost certainly more mundane; The Bloop mystery has been solved: it was never a giant sea monster | WIRED UK [/joykill]

    To make up for being such an insufferable realist, I offer this Chick tract-style Cthulu comic, suitable for printing and passing out to door knocking evangelicals and their ilk. Cthulhu Tract | By Fred Van Lente and Steve Ellis
     
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    That makes me sad. Of course I knew it obviously wasn't a sea monster, but I admit I had romanticized the whole "mystery" and "unknown" aspects of it (and it being in the Pacific just made it awesome). Now you've made me cry, you big meany! :p

    That helps somewhat. (I'm actually finding it pretty amusing)
     
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    MJFlores John 15:19

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    I hope you also win your case.
    I'm wishing everyone well
    We will all die and definitely you are hoping I am wrong
    I wish I was
    Who knows right?;)

    If I am wrong
    Then after we close our eyes and return to dust
    we will remain and stay nothing
    Good for you and me

    I won't add to that because....

     
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    Don't you think god might, ya know, get abit peeved if the reason someone believes in him is the result of a poorly constructed insurance plan of a wager? That's not faith, it's poor and weak logic.
     
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    I assumed John Dee John Dee - Wikipedia , but you'd have to ask the guys who made it.
     
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    You are still not reasoning properly. If God hates people that claim he is a liar you are in trouble. If God is not your Christian God you are in trouble. There could be countless different versions of God, if there is one. Your version of God almost certainly does not exist since he appears to be self contradictory. That means if there is a God you are probably in just as much trouble as we are and probably more.
     
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    Died far too long ago. I think it is more likely Jeff Dee of the Atheist Experience. Well known for his calm reasoned discussions with those that call in to the show:





     
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    A myth is not fiction, because it is told not to entertain but to inform: this is what God has done. This is what God wants. This is what makes God angry or pleased.

    Virtually nothing in the Bible is historically true, and yet everything in the Bible is True.
     
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    Clearly then the best position is not to follow Pascal, but Socrates, for in such a very large universe how could any god hold us accountable for a sincere admission of knowing nothing? (and, truly, the wisdom of Socrates is the more you learn the less you know)
     
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    Nothing of the definition of fiction requires it to entertain, and indeed many pieces of fiction have been created with the intention of informing (parables are perhaps the oldest form of fiction-to-inform).
     
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    Here's some more from that site:

    ALL of the Bible was written when the highest level of technology was the war chariot.

    The Earth was shaped like a gigantic dinner plate (Job 26:10), suspended above the waters of chaos on four gigantic pillars (Job 9:6). It was covered by a hammered metal dome, called the firmament (Gen. 1:6), upon which God walked (Job 22:14).

    The sun revolved around the Earth (Josh. 10:12-13). The entire world could be seen from the top of a mountain in Galilee (Matt. 4:8). (Mt. Tabor is about 3,000 feet high. Mt. Everest is 29,000 feet high.)

    What today we call mental illness, they knew as demonic possession. The invisible world of ghosts, demons, and spirits was as real to the people of Bible times as the invisible world of the Internet is to you reading these words.

    There was no electricity. There was no indoor plumbing, and unless you were fabulously wealthy and had access to an aqueduct, the only running water was in rivers and streams.

    Most people got up before dawn, worked hard all day (except the Jews on the Sabbath), and fell into exhausted slumber shortly after sunset.

    Perhaps three percent of all men were literate, if that. Perhaps one-tenth as many women were literate. “Teaching a woman to read is like teaching pornography,” sniffed one first-century rabbi. There were no newspapers. There were no public libraries. There was no photography.

    The Bible is NOT a History Book!
     
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    That's really not accurate, as the Egyptians had not only war chariots but also methods of building the pyramids and the Sphinx, and the Romans where way beyond mere war chariots (well developed roads, indoor plumbing, aqueducts, and numerous architectural feats). Another glaring error with that information is that while the concept of a public library is still relatively new, the concept of a building to collect, store, and access documents have existed before the Torah was written, beginning is Mesopotamia and even being found in Egypt.
     
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    Yes.. and they had historians who knew the difference between myth and history or myth and science.
     
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    I'm not sure what you mean. Often times, especially in past ages, myth was history (especially when it came to heritage and founders) and we never really see a clear distinction between myth and science until the Enlightenment era and development of the scientific method.
     
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    6 Ancient Historians

    1. Herodotus. Bust of Herodotus. Nicknamed the "father of history," Herodotus is credited...
    2. Thucydides. Statue of the Greek historian Thucydides by the Parliament building, Vienna, Austria.
    3. Livy. A sculpted bust of the Roman historian Livy.
    4. Tacitus. Tacitus, senator and a historian of the Roman Empire.
    6 Ancient Historians - HISTORY
    www.history.com/news/6-ancient-historians
     
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