Because we do have proof.
We have the fossils.
"There have been so many things that prove the Bible is historically accurate"
And none that prove the Bible theologically accurate.
8/16/2008 8:46:05 PM
If all the fundy posts started having correct spelling and grammar, I might consider that a miracle from god.
But it seems as unlikely.
8/16/2008 8:48:47 PM
Actually, the archeological record cannot confirm a single bit of "biblical" history, save for the temple of Jerusalem that was destroyed in 70AD. There is no actual archeological evidence for Moses, Noah, Jesus, etc. etc. etc.
Nice try, though.
8/16/2008 8:49:34 PM
8/16/2008 8:51:40 PM
According to Wikipedia the Ancient Greeks stopped being the Ancient Greeks when the Dorians invaded in 146BCE and John the Baptist got his head lopped off about 30BE, he's just making it up as he goes along!
8/16/2008 8:56:11 PM
People don't refuse to believe the Bible's history and geography. We know there was a Nebuchadnezzar and a King Ahab, and a Jericho, and a temple in Jerusalem. That doesn't prove everything in the Bible is true. We also know there is a Baker Street in London, but that doesn't prove Sherlock Holmes was real.
The "ancient Greek" wammer is talking about is probably Josephus, a Greek-speaking Roman Jew who wrote a history of the Jewish people for Greek-speaking gentiles. Unfortunately, the earliest surviving copies of his work may have been "edited" by the Catholic Church. Also, it's hard to know how much he and others wrote about the early Christians was describing the Christians or simply documenting what they themselves believed.
8/16/2008 8:56:41 PM
There may be some marginal historical accuracy, and can be proven scientifically. However you can’t expect a rational thinking human to believe that a zombie rose from the dead 3 days after his death.
8/16/2008 8:59:17 PM
Yeah, you've got your kings and cities, but what about the people rising from the dead and the men forming from dust and women forming from the man's ribs, and the talking snakes and donkeys, and the light existing before there was anything to make light, and the guy being able to survive days inside the guts of a whale(or "great fish", as either they weren't sure, or they think whales are fish), and the goats having striped young because they were looking at reeds as they fucked?
How is any of that accurate?
8/16/2008 9:04:28 PM
Why do stupid people keep trying to discuss science?
8/16/2008 9:13:31 PM
Allegory for Jesus
"Why is it that science gets away on ideas and theory with out any real proof"
Learn the scientific method or GTFO.
"Ancient Greek wrote about the beheading of John the Baptist."
8/16/2008 9:43:27 PM
8/16/2008 9:47:27 PM
"Why is it that science gets away on ideas and theory with out any real proof but they want proof of God?"
A little thing called evidence.
8/16/2008 10:13:42 PM
We also know that Troja, which was mentioned in the works of Homer, existed.
But that doesn´t prove that the greek Pantheon, about which Homer wrote as well, also existed.
8/16/2008 10:24:40 PM
There have been so many things that prove the Bible is historically accurate.
Provide fossils, graphs, charts and other forms of creditable evidence that isn't from the Bible.
8/16/2008 10:51:38 PM
The Bible is to legitimate history as casting out demons is to modern medicine.
8/16/2008 10:59:59 PM
I hope Lassie came to recue Jeremiah when he was down the well. Lookit all the times she came through for Timmy!
8/16/2008 11:25:29 PM
Miracle? Like Jebus on a piece of toast? Or do you mean when somebody sells one of those for big bucks on ebay - when the day comes that I get $38,000 (cash) in my hot litle hands for a burnt jebus tortilla then I will believe in miracles.
But not your bible.
8/16/2008 11:44:27 PM
if I saw a true miracle, I'd accept the supernatural. I atill wouldn't accept the god of the bible, who is petty, nasty, and unjust. I couln't squeeze an omnipotent being into such a small box.
And if it was so small, I wouldn't want to live forever praising it
8/16/2008 11:48:16 PM
"Why is it that science gets away on ideas and theory without any real proof...."
It doesn't, science rests upon evidence and nothing else. Not dogma, not theology, not myths, not clergy, et al, just evidence.
8/16/2008 11:49:43 PM
Science provided an internet to post your idiocy on. Where is the miracle from your bible?
8/17/2008 12:52:17 AM
I've discovered a state called Kansas.
Somewhere in that state, at one point, lived a girl named Dorothy.
There are records of tornadoes there.
There are also records of rainbows.
I see this as incontrovertible evidence that the Wizard of Oz is 100% historically accurate.
8/17/2008 2:00:42 AM
Absolutely priceless! I think this deserves the Best Speller award.
8/17/2008 3:11:05 AM
Ancient Greek, is he a person or a prophet? I never heard of Anciet Greek writing or otherwise. lolz.
8/17/2008 4:34:53 AM
Would you believe if you saw a miracle
If it could be demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt that it was truly a miracle, then I'd be a little more willing to listen to you. However, you need to realize that a single miracle isn't solid proof of Jehovah's existence. The miracle could be merely a random fluctuation in the "field of probability" that knits the universe together.
8/17/2008 7:51:25 AM
Firstly science is all about investigating facts, and when they do find them, some brain-dead fundie moves the goalposts.
Secondly if they do find a seal, they will find in buried in your imagination.
Thirdly if the story of John the Baptist being put on the Anne Bolynn diet is true, then he certainly deserved it.
Fourthly, by no means is the Bible accurate in anything, least of all in the field of History (it's my job for the last 56 years - ancient text.... blah, blah, blah..)
And lastly, I consider getting a seat on the #9 tram a miracle, or when a palsy-brained fundie learns to write 6 consectutive words without making 4 grammatical errors.
8/17/2008 12:03:25 PM