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Old June 14th, 2006, 09:50 AM   #1
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The Bible

A very powerful word, and a very powerful book. Supposively the word of God is found in this book. The Bible is one of the oldest books in the history of the world, and probably the most widely read book of all time. What is your take on the Bible? Truth? Fiction? Half and Half?

I'm not interested in started a debate on the existence of God, I'm more interested in debating the validity and authenticity of the book itself.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #2

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You can not believe everything you read in the Bible.

Now I am not the most religous person in the world, but I do believe there is some merit to the Bible. With that said, I do however believe a lot of manipulation has gone into how the book has been portrayed over the nearly 2,000 years.

It's no secret that certain books and stories have been excluded or been removed from the Bible. The Papacy only wanted us to read certain stories.

It's a hard question to answer. Some of the stories are probably true to the T, while others (Noah's Ark) may not be.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #3
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I definately agree with Commander that everything isnt true. I mean how can we beleive the book of god When it wasnt at all written by him? That alone is a big reason why lots dont beleive it i think.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #4

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I have to agree, the storys never are meant to be taken as the truth. There just a guide to place in your life to help you live and apply it in your real life.

Now, I believe Jesus was a person but Noahs ark might be a bit far off from the truth but its just a map for you to live your life by.
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Old June 15th, 2006, 03:34 AM   #5
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I watch a documentary recently that showed which civilization these stories had started with. Alot of the bible stories were taken and re-wrote. I don't have a good memory so I can't remember any specifics, but they really set out to rip the bible apart and seemed to have some success from what they were saying.
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Old June 16th, 2006, 11:00 AM   #6
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Do you think the story of Genesis is true? Did all humans sprawn from Adam and Eve?
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Old June 17th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #7
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Bible is the book that I believe in, it seems that different people have different though of stuff in this world...
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Old July 1st, 2006, 01:39 PM   #8
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I believe some of the passages such as "Walking on water" is a metaphor for a Spiritual meaning. Not literally happening.
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Old July 1st, 2006, 04:40 PM   #9

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The story of the Ark comes to mind when you talk about fact and fiction. There were at least seven different stories told of a flood where one person, or two in some cases, was warned by the God(s) of a flood that would wipe out existance and would rain for 40 days and nights. Which one of them is the true story or none them at all remains to be seen. I think all it proves is that there was a flood that if was not global was centralized in the area of Indonesia through the eastern part of Africa.

I have to say that a lot of the bible is probably true and an equal or lesser portion is false. And in my own opinion I think that Jesus was just a man, a very good teacher but just a man none the less. You must remember that before them the were dozans of religions with different Gods, then all of a sudden one man is crucified and all other religions are now wrong. It's just something that we will never know the truth to.
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Old July 4th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #10
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I think the book loses some validity when it mentions to creation of earth and human beings, but makes no mention to the existence of dinosaurs who ruled this land a lot longer than humans ever will (100s of millions of years old).

Why wouldn't the bible have at least a couple pages on these creatures who roamed our planet?
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