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Featured The mistake of interpreting holy books literally.

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Subduction Zone, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    and within Job......

    the Lord gives.......the Lord takes away
     
  2. Subduction Zone

    Subduction Zone Veteran Member

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    The immoral lesson there is I made you I can kill you. Parents sometimes believe that about their kids.
     
  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    is there a biblical reference for THAT allowance?
     
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  4. Subduction Zone

    Subduction Zone Veteran Member

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    Who knows? The Bible contradicts itself almost endlessly so there probably is. It clearly teaches that at times.
     
  5. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    It was your claim......back it up
     
  6. thomas t

    thomas t non-denominational Christian

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    I said that I agree with this:
    The Earth was changed, but replaced with more or less the same thing, so there is no available evidence of a global floor.

    Or the Earth was radically changed after the flood and there is no evidence for that.

    It's an either... or.
    you are stealing my time, here, when I constantly have to address the thing you're putting in my mouth..
    So finally, please stop putting words in my mouth.
    Peter said in 2 Peter 3:5-6... that the old earth perished.
    When he's talking about the old earth he makes use of past tense... so it's evident that he thinks of that earth as a perished one in the past.

    EDITED for clarity
     
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  7. Subduction Zone

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    No, that was not my claim. You asked questions I gave you answers. If you are talking about the lesson of Job I only need to link the story. You need to be a little more specific in what you are asking for.
     
  8. Subduction Zone

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    And once again you are still demonstrably wrong even with this rather crazy interpretation.

    How do we know that you are wrong? To explain how you first must tell us when the God magic ended.
     
  9. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    no evidence needed for this .....

    it's not a play on words

    this is about belief
     
  10. thomas t

    thomas t non-denominational Christian

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    we had a discussion about it... and it ended here (LINK:
    Is the Bible Trustworthy?)
    I'm not going to repeat this with you.
    I hope you won't take offence.
    I explained everything in the linked post.
    Nothing against you personally.
     
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  11. Subduction Zone

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    And you never answered that question in that discussion. Which is why I am asking it again here. You dodge it there just as you have dodged it here since you appear to know deep down that you are demonstrably wrong.

    So when did the God magic end?
     
  12. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    shortly after your last breath
     
  13. Subduction Zone

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    Please don't be silly. The topic is the flood myth. Life itself is not magical.
     
  14. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    neither is God
     
  15. Subduction Zone

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    According to many Christians he is.
     
  16. Dan From Smithville

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    I am no stealing your time. You give it away to me for free.

    I put no words in your mouth that you have not put here. You have no evidence for anything.
     
  17. thomas t

    thomas t non-denominational Christian

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    what? Did you just say you are not stealing away my time? I had to constantly set things straight after you put words in my mouth I never said.
    Lets have a look:
    4 times!!!! you put the words in my mouth that I, according to you, have said that the new earth is radically different.
    I had to set this straight every single time.
    And now: don't steal away my time any more and let's finish it here!
    It's horrible.
    (Of course I have scriptural evidence for what I say)
     
  18. BilliardsBall

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    I've given you the derivation of the word "inspired" from this passage of scripture/the original Greek. I'm inspired to tell you that you are misusing the word inspired in the verse you've cited.
     
  19. SalixIncendium

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    Actually, it kinda was...

    In all fairness, when a theist makes some sort of claim, you're first in line to tell them to provide a citation to back up their claim. I think you're creating a double standard by saying you made no claim when it's evident that you did.
     
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  20. Subduction Zone

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    And it appears that you can understand Greek analogies any better than you can understand English ones. Since God does not breathe your excessive literal approach fails.
     
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