See the link on Bible Quotes:
See the link on Bible Quotes:
too bad that the bible is like a buffet
most people take what looks good and leave the rest
That's actually a good link, at least for those of us that don't know the Bible well. The introduction gives links to various arguments on both sides too. Well, I never had any respect for what's written in that book and thus never studied it, but having even a short list of such quotes from someone who did study it is useful.
I just don't see how you can claim everything in there is the word of God himself but you can just pick and choose what you want. That is what I did with the whole religion thing. But I don't sit here and claim everything is the unquestioned word of God and I must obey everything to a T. I think the basic message of the bible and organized religions are the thing that counts. All the other crap we could do without.
Should put too rest that the Koran is somehow more violent than the bible- lol.
Better than Chris Long and Vernon Gholston
I'm disappointed that you would say that you never had any respect for what is written in a book you've never studied. Maybe I'll go out to WalMart and pick me up one of those science degrees. Is that anywhere near sporting goods ?
And if you read what I write carefully, I rarely pass judgment on specific passages in the Bible. I stay away from that most of the time unless I have a quote from someone who believes in the Bible and HE gives me his interpretation.
I attack SPECIFIC beliefs if you cared to note that before attacking me like that. For example, IS it true that person X believes God exists? I can debate that irrespective of whether that belief comes from the Bible or Koran or whatever. But, once that person says it comes from the Bible, then whatever argument I make automatically transfers to an attack on the Bible, at least given his interpretation of it.
So, why do I have no respect for the Bible? Simple. Based on what believers of it have told me, it ASSUMES the existence of something for which NO scientific (demonstrable) evidence exists: God. Do you dispute this? Does the Bible allow for ANY possibility it could be wrong that God exists? Too many people who believe in the book claim there can be NO possibility they (human beings) could EVER be wrong.
Any book that suggests we accept something on faith ALONE is something I have NO respect for.
Pick up the Bible, and read it one time. If you then choose to not believe, at least it will be an educated decision.
Ever think (just maybe) scientists are not that far along (in the acumen department) at this point to be able to find that evidence ? Ever think that there are just some things that the human mind CAN'T comprehend ? I personally do.Based on what believers of it have told me, it ASSUMES the existence of something for which NO scientific (demonstrable) evidence exists: God.
Well, I'm sure the folks down in hell are excited right now. They've got a scientist coming to town. Finally, someone smart enough to fix the air conditioning. Good luck with that.Any book that suggests we accept something on faith ALONE is something I have NO respect for.
How about this ? Instead of scientists trying to disprove Gods existence, how about they finally bring something to the table as to how we exist.
time to kill my bossFor six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death.
"Hockey is like heroin. Only drug addicts do heroin. It's not like a recreational drug. Hockey is kind of the same way. Only hockey fans watch hockey."
If you don't dispute that it assumes the existence of God, I have no reason to pick up such a book. It simply means that the validity of many of the arguments rest on that one assumption (as well as many others: just because God exists doesn't mean he had to have created the universe, so that's another assumption with no evidence, etc..)
And yes, this one assertion IS a well-studied conclusion. Again, do you dispute it?
And you see all that technology around you? That's a direct result of having a better understanding of how we exist (how nature works) than anything religion ever came close to providing. I don't see you complaining about science when it comes to having all the cool stuff that can't be created without it.