I \"understand\" it just fine. I \"understand\" the Lord of the Rings too, I just don't think it's the truth.
10/18/2006 11:25:52 PM
If a person takes the bible as inerrant, how could he/she possibly understand what it says?
10/18/2006 11:27:33 PM
What? That question makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. We can point out many inerrancies because we understand what is says.
You should change your name to retchin because all you did was vomit some words.
10/18/2006 11:27:42 PM
Napoleon the Clown
Stupid question. You are to write \"I will not ask stupid questions.\" on the chalkboard one hundred times.
10/18/2006 11:33:35 PM
If I were to say \"I have a dog named Mr. Bigglesworth,\" would you have any problem understanding that? But get this: it's not true!--It's in error! (*shock* *ghasp*) But you understood it, didn't you?
10/18/2006 11:38:58 PM
If a person DOES take the Bible to be inerrant, how could s/he understand anything? Such a person would have a poor grip on what is right/wrong, good/bad or true/false.
10/18/2006 11:41:16 PM
If I recall, I beleive that it's called Suspension of Disbeleif. It's also what lets me enjoy movies, video games, and other forms of fiction.
10/18/2006 11:44:10 PM
I don't take Alice in Wonderland to be inerrant, but I don't have any trouble understanding what it says. Rhutchin's comment doesn't make any sense.
10/19/2006 12:00:16 AM
never been there
I'm with Mark Twain. \"It's not the parts of the Bible I don't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I DO understand that bother me.\"
10/19/2006 12:29:03 AM
2 kinds of people in the world, the ones that have read the bible and understand it and the one that have read it and believe it. I fear the two are mutually exclusive
10/19/2006 1:11:02 AM
This comnemt contians errorz. It is not therfor not inarrent. But I'm svre yuo can underatand it jsut finee.
10/19/2006 1:38:35 AM
\"If a person does not take Mein Kampf to be inerrant, how could he understand what it said?\"
10/19/2006 2:02:00 AM
If a person does not take the Bible to be inerrant, how could he understand what it said?
You see, there lies your problem. You are starting from a false premise. You shouldn't just believe everything that is written, especially when the text claims that it's correct because the text claims that it's correct. I could also write a book that makes that very claim, but does it make it the truth? You decide, dumbass.
10/19/2006 2:49:46 AM
10/19/2006 2:51:40 AM
OK let's see. Maybe he means; if you add extra layers of make believe onto the make believe how do you know when your make believe stops and theirs starts?
Or he could be just a fundy fuckwit!
10/19/2006 4:47:26 AM
That's a fine question rhutchin. How does one understand what the bible says. Here's how; go to a preacher and he will tell you that if you don't understand it, it's because you need someone to explain it to you. And those parts that seem out-there and go against physics? Those are just parables or allegories. The bottom line is, if you don't get it, make up new rules! It was a dream! It was a hallucination! Because there couldn't actually be any mistakes in the bible, being so thouroughly researched, written, and edited by the men and women who actually were there. Oh no, that's wrong, it's a slapped together from a billion fragments of unconfirmed stories about non-existant people and written by folks who were born hundreds of years after the fact and edited by kings and rich churches to conform to their particular brand of evil. My mistake.
10/19/2006 5:48:46 AM
If I were to assume it to be inerrant, just because it says it is inerrant, then my understanding of it would be extremely limited.
You're a tool. Go home.
10/19/2006 7:11:57 AM
There is a part in every erosnons life in which they can not understand that people can have \"false beliefs\".
If you show a child of a certain age (I think that it was around 2) a video of someone placing a piece of chocolate in the blue cabinet and leave the room, after which another person enters and places the chocolate in the red cabinet, and then you ask the chiold in which cabinet the first person would look for the chocolate it will say the red cabinet.
I think that fundies are the same. They can not grasp that their parents have a set of beliefs that are not true. They are just lacking in mental development. Therefore they follow the beliefs which they belief to be true since their parents had them without ever questioning them.
10/19/2006 7:29:33 AM
\"If a person does not take the Bible to be inerrant, how could he understand what it said?\"
Yeah right. Just how damn often do the morontheists end up with having to say \"Gawd works in mysterious ways\", AKA \"I have no idea\"?
10/19/2006 8:12:57 AM
With considerably less difficulty, given the illogic, contradictions and moral ambiguity often presented. Fundamentalists don't, nay, cannot understand the entire bible, the contradictions make this logically impossible. Because the book often presents opposing positions on the same issue, they merely fixate upon the ones that appeal to them or seem to fit the argument they're making at the time and disregard the opposing one, thus shoehorning the book they claim to follow into their own warped philosophy, which seems rooted in arrogance, dogmatism and suppression of dissent.
10/19/2006 8:45:31 AM
Very simple, where did Caine's wife came?, have you lately seen many speaking snakes?, how is it possible that women have the same material as a rib and science is silent?. I can carry on, because surely you bolt down lobster and use mix-fabric clothes.
10/19/2006 9:07:29 AM
Wolf O'Donnell (SWHQ)
By reading it, perhaps?
10/19/2006 9:39:35 AM
By applying critical thinking facilities...?
10/19/2006 10:39:57 AM
How wondrous are your beliefs when your primary advice to anyone who wants to study your holy book is that, in order to understand it, one must not think and one must not ask questions about the contents. Hmmm?
10/19/2006 12:20:08 PM
Maybe this will shed some light on your question:
If a person does not take the Koran to be inerrant, how could he understand what it said?
10/19/2006 1:00:31 PM