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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. Audie

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    Best laugh I am likely to get today. Tnx!
     
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  2. Audie

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    "Tyre' is an example of British academics losing a battle against the uneducated."

    I used to spell tire as "tyre" as per British
    Crown Colony, but America cured me of it.
     
  3. Audie

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    Hey let him broadcast his rather remarkable ignorance.

    'Course, it is said that Ol' Nick knows scripture,
    and, many a awful atheist like myself knows it
    better than your average "Christian".
     
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  4. Audie

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    We know all of that.

    You do realize that its popularity has little to do with
    what it says, for lo, everyone who reads it finds
    what they went in looking for?

    Of course, the carrot and stick thing gets a lot of
    people.

    But most of the popularity comes from how it will
    make whatever a person thinks become the
    Word of God. (see black slavery, for a example)
     
  5. We Never Know

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    Hence my statement of "Many interpret it differently to suit themselves"
     
  6. Audie

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    Okok so I am going, and you are already coming back.
    Where is the "hand over mouth" icon?????
     
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    It's right where? Who are "they?"
     
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    SkepticThinker Well-Known Member

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    Okay so your first line says "It's like the Bible was protected by the hand of God."
    Then, in your last line you say, "the non Latin copies (i.e. the originals) burned by the Roman church so people couldn't read or understand the Bible."

    Do you see the contradiction you've made?
     
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  9. Sky Rivers

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    Personally, I respect science as a tool of inquiry, not an absolute authority which dictates how I perceive and interact with the world.
     
  10. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I don't actually think this is true at all. In fact, more than half of Christian Americans have read little or none of it, and most people's knowledge of what the Bible says comes from hearing other people (like their minister) reading it. (Americans Like the Bible—They Just Don’t Read It)

    That's an odd thing, actually, that the most purchased book in the world is also one that is not read very much. Must mean something, but darned if I know what.

    Actually, I, an atheist, have actually read the Bible right through from start to finish 3 times, but I'm a sucker for punishment.
     
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    Perhaps I should have said "read parts of it". That's the thing, even people that aren't religious even read it/parts of it. I, who also identifies myself as an atheist have read parts of it mainly due to discussion about it so I wouldn't go in blind or to see what verse they were talking about.
    Many Christians near and abroad have their own view of how they interpret it and it seems the main common ground is of God and even then some have their own version of God. Regardless none of them have any evidence, only faith.
     
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    I know. I understand the differences. When I see "Tyre" my mind reads it as "Tir" for pronunciation. Which is closer to the "Sur" that "Tyre" came from and went through a mangling process to have a totally different pronunciation by the time the name got to England.
     
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    Okay. If that is true it would be a good thing. Aren't you afraid of looking stupid if your religious beliefs trump the current scientific consensus? The flood, for example . . . evolution, walking on water, resurrection of the dead?
     
  14. Audie

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    Nobody but a darn fool would think otherwise.
     
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    What makes you think that religious beliefs "trump" such facts? I think that you may be using a very strange definition of trump.

    Oh . . . wait. Do you mean "trump" as in President Trump? Hmm.... it might work.
     
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    Earthling David Henson

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    By trump I mean to beat someone or something by saying or doing something better. Someone, then, who is a believer then believes the Bible over what man has temporarily alleged as "facts" for example.
     
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    Facts are not alleged. One may not understand them, but they exist nonetheless. And it appears that the definition that you use is closer to the President Trump variation than the definition of yours that you do not follow. You can't "beat someone" when you are in the wrong.
     
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    It doesn't matter to me what you think is fact, especially when it will change. It shouldn't matter to you what I think is fact. But I can tell you one thing; we aren't going to change each other's minds no matter who is the President. At least mine won't.
     
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    If you had reliable evidence you could change my mind. What would it take for you to change your mind?
     
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    No, I don’t care about that. If I’m wrong, that’s okay. There are far worse things to be than wrong.
     
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