Posted 27 March 2004 - 08:36 AM
Among Fundamentalist circles, however, there exists a belief that the Bible is completely inspired by God. Of a necessity, this implies that all its pronouncements are true, and there can be found no error in its pages. A number of Christian scholars have also argued that the Bible displays scientific knowledge ahead of its time, adding support to the theory that the Bible is divinely inspired. Is this true? As it turns out, the answer is No. The Bible, like any other ancient historical document, reflects the prescientific thinking that prevailed when it was written.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 08:56 AM
And I guess this is pretty much true with any religious doctrines ;D
Posted 27 March 2004 - 03:10 PM
Posted 27 March 2004 - 03:27 PM
The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.Sonnet XCIVBut if that flower with base infection meet,The basest weed outbraves his dignity:For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds
Posted 27 March 2004 - 05:09 PM
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 02:41 AM
So, were the scriptures wrong? Or the people who twisted it for their sake wrong? This is the same case with Bible or any other Holy Scriptures - I guess so! ;D
Posted 29 March 2004 - 05:46 AM
A number of Christian scholars have also argued that the Bible displays scientific knowledge ahead of its time, adding support to the theory that the Bible is divinely inspired. Is this true? As it turns out, the answer is No. The Bible, like any other ancient historical document, reflects the prescientific thinking that prevailed when it was written.
If you're referring here to the creation idea, it should be kept in mind that the evolutionary theory, though extremely popular, has yet to be conclusively proven. People seem to conveniently forget that, however.
I do believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God, but, as has been noted, there have been alot of translations, hence a lot of mistakes. God-inspired or not, those responsible for its translation and reprinting are still human. I believe that I also have a certain "God-inspired" path for my life. This doesn't mean I won't make mistakes along the way, or that I won't occasionally have an accident. If the Bible existed in a vaccuum, it would be perfect, I think. It doesn't. It exists in this world, touched by human hands.
In this way, I believe that the bible is still the best communication between God and man: It has been touched by both God and humanity, and is now parts of both. Now, instead of telling the story of man and God, it is a part of it.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:06 AM
In part I agree with your comments, and no, I am not talking about the creation, the bible is filled with mumbo jumbo, I have yet to find "Gods" thumbprint on it!!!!
Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:19 AM
God's thumbprint: But, would you know it if you saw it?
Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:34 AM
Yes, I would know it, I may be somewhat skeptical of the bible and who may or may not have inspired it, but I am very spiritual in my own way, I hurt know one, I love everybody because I feel they are all a part of me, and I of them.....
Posted 29 March 2004 - 08:44 AM
you seem very certain of who God is to you. But we see God and His nature differently, I think. See, I see God in places you don't, and I'm sure you see God in places I don't.
The point is, I asked the question because I wonder if you can recognize the print of a God you wouldn't recognize in person...
(again, I'm not arguing whose ideas are right or wrong... just saying that if God is not what or who you think, then it's possible that when you don't see God's fingerprint, it's because you don't know what it looks like...).
just a thought.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:04 AM
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