Ridiculous. Hell, just look at the tone of old testament vs. new testament... it's like a 180 up until you get to the evangelical sexist teachings from paul and his buddies.
11/21/2007 8:23:36 PM
The bible doesn't contradict itself in the same way that sugar isn't sweet, or Jessica Alba isn't hot.
11/21/2007 8:27:23 PM
"The Bible does not contradict itself."
No? How about Genesis 6:19- "And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark..."
Follow that up with Genesis 7:2-3 "Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals ... and a pair of the animals that are not clean... and seven pairs of the birds of the air also..."
These two verses are almost right next to each other.
11/21/2007 8:31:10 PM
If you assume that the Bible does not contradict itself you can rationalize away any contradiction because, of course, any apparent contradiction is obviously a misinterpretation because there are no contradictions.
I don't know why fundies don't get dizzy.
11/21/2007 8:48:45 PM
Beaner, in the first book there are two contradictory accounts of the creation. One or both are wrong.
Compare the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of Paul. More contradictions.
Read the fucking book yourself.
I already did, that's why I'm an atheist, with deference to Mark Twain.
11/21/2007 9:03:21 PM
Yes the Bible does contradict itself, in MANY places. There's a website called "Biblical Errancy" which makes mincemeat of it.
11/21/2007 9:39:38 PM
"Thou shalt not kill."
"Kill 'em all and let Me sort 'em out!"
Yep. NO contradiction.
11/21/2007 9:40:08 PM
That's what happens when the record of a cosmopolitan humanistic culture, rides upon that of a belligerent and vulgar tribe of bronze-age semitic hillbillies.
That is the most unfortunate contradiction.
11/21/2007 9:45:49 PM
I read the entire Bible during the summer after my junior year of high school. That was when I decided it no longer made sense for me to identify as Christian, because IT DID NOT MAKE ANY SENSE AS A WHOLE.
11/21/2007 9:50:45 PM
I like your name. Very descriptive.
11/21/2007 10:11:28 PM
You don't know your own Bible. FSTDT wins.
11/21/2007 11:14:19 PM
And do you think that if you change words things are easier?. The quotes are taken from pages and the books contradict each other. Let's start by OT and NT as a whole.
11/22/2007 3:39:22 AM
The Bible does not contradict itself. I explained the first post in my last post. The Bible DOES make sense if you read it page by page instead of quote by quote.
I tried that, I got as far as the second chapter before it contradicted itself. Not that the first chapter made sense if taken literally.
11/22/2007 4:12:44 AM
"The Bible DOES make sense if you read it page by page instead of quote by quote."
It's when you start comparing one page with another that you run into problems!
11/22/2007 6:28:19 AM
Where did Cain's wife and the people of Nod come from? Why is the commandment "thou shall not kill" not even set in stone well before the Jews wipe out every man, woman, and child in Jericho?
11/22/2007 6:50:45 AM
Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (Romans 3:28)
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. (James 2:24)
The Flood started when Noah was 600 (Gen. 7:11). Shem was born when Noah was 500 (Gen. 5:32). Arpachshad was born when Shem was 100, two years after the Flood (Gen. 11:10). Do the math.
11/22/2007 3:26:18 PM
Well it seems to contradict itself.
11/22/2007 3:38:39 PM