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Old 04-03-2010, 10:18 AM   #16
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I capitalise Zeus, Satan, and Thor; it doesn't make either of them any more real.

I picked a seemingly inconsistent verse to point out that the bible is like any other human made text, it's open to interpretation, and the interpretation will be governed by the culture of the day.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:53 PM   #17
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I for one see the Bible as God-inspired, not written by God.

As for how interpretation is done, I believe one has to be guided by God, who dwells in the heart and soul. This way you get the clear idea of what God meant. You also have to do historic research on how the Bible came about in order to understand the authors. I don't think you can just read it and come to your own conclusions because then you are relying on yourself and not the omnipotent God.
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:14 PM   #18
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Most every Christian I know, liberal, tolerant, to what many want to call the extremists embrace all the murder, mayhem, genocide in The Bible.

They find it acceptable behaviour favored by the God they worship.

Until they have the courage to reject and renounce those atrocities, how can they claim to be against this behavior?

Why should I reject or renounce the Bible accounts?

It's one of the reasons I accept the Bible as a narrative of God and humankind working together to tell the story.

God didn't try to polish up the story or send it down on Golden Plates.
It's the guts, the mess, and the redemption.
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Heard about this bunch. Their theology seems a pretty thin patina laid over a primarily political agenda...

...and now I see that was already pointed out by Pearl. So fair enough.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:37 PM   #20
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God didn't try to polish up the story or send it down on Golden Plates.

It's the guts, the mess, and the redemption.
Rationally, I know that science will solve everything.

At gut level, I also know that what you said is true.

Which is an odd position for an atheist to adopt, but there ya go.
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