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Categories => Religion & Philosophy => Topic started by: FScott12345 on January 23, 2014, 01:56:25 PM

Title: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: FScott12345 on January 23, 2014, 01:56:25 PM
Yet another topic inspired by a post in another area.  I welcome all people to come here and debate the scripture of the bible.  If the Christian God is infallible surely there is nothing but consistency.....
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: ussoccer26 on February 05, 2014, 06:00:25 PM
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”  -Richard Dawkins

I could have put it in my own words, but Richard Dawkins does it so much better.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: Monroe Native on February 05, 2014, 06:34:19 PM
I think whoever wrote that dwelled on the wrong things.



Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: ussoccer26 on February 05, 2014, 07:09:06 PM
You can't ignore all that bad stuff that happened in the Bible though. Why does god get a free pass?
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: The Fuzz on February 05, 2014, 08:01:35 PM
What does the scripture say about Mary Magdalene, and would she be able to run for City Council and not be bashed?
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: sammy on February 05, 2014, 08:47:04 PM
What does the scripture say about Mary Magdalene, and would she be able to run for City Council and not be bashed?
Then, no. Now, maybe so.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: ussoccer26 on February 05, 2014, 10:19:28 PM
What does the scripture say about Mary Magdalene, and would she be able to run for City Council and not be bashed?

Good question. I don't think she would….
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: ussoccer26 on February 08, 2014, 12:11:08 PM
I think whoever wrote that dwelled on the wrong things.






Going back to that quote really quickly, do you really think Dawkins focused on the wrong things? How many has god killed and for what real purpose? Estimates range anywhere between 2.8 million - 25 million just from biblical times.

http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2010/04/drunk-with-blood-gods-killings-in-bible.html (http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2010/04/drunk-with-blood-gods-killings-in-bible.html)

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Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: Monroe Native on February 10, 2014, 09:29:04 AM
Going back to that quote really quickly, do you really think Dawkins focused on the wrong things? How many has god killed and for what real purpose? Estimates range anywhere between 2.8 million - 25 million just from biblical times.

I suppose that if I wanted to participate in this conversation, which I don't, a good place to start to answer the question would be to read "Dawkins" or have a clue of who he is.

I'll take a pass on that.  Without doing so to answer your question would be foolhardy - don't you think?

By the way - I generally say God with a Capital G when referring to the one true God who is capable if killing between 2.8 million - 25 million just from Biblical times.  You wouldn't want to go pissing him off I wouldn't think if you look at him as a vengeful jealous God - which by the way he does claim to be.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: ussoccer26 on February 11, 2014, 05:10:25 PM
I suppose that if I wanted to participate in this conversation, which I don't, a good place to start to answer the question would be to read "Dawkins" or have a clue of who he is.

I'll take a pass on that.  Without doing so to answer your question would be foolhardy - don't you think?

By the way - I generally say God with a Capital G when referring to the one true God who is capable if killing between 2.8 million - 25 million just from Biblical times.  You wouldn't want to go pissing him off I wouldn't think if you look at him as a vengeful jealous God - which by the way he does claim to be.

If you don't want to participate then I understand. I'm not trying to be spiteful nor disrespectful towards anyone on the forum. I just like to engage in debates, civil ones, from time to time.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Scripture
Post by: Monroe Native on February 12, 2014, 06:43:35 AM
If you don't want to participate then I understand. I'm not trying to be spiteful nor disrespectful towards anyone on the forum. I just like to engage in debates, civil ones, from time to time.

I understand.  So do I.  I didn't detect any spite or disrespect.  I just didn't want to research Dawkins - and arguing against him without doing so would be..... 

It would be hard to say that God didn't kill his fair share during the Old Testament, but that certainly wasn't the main message to be taken from the Old Testament - but not a bad one to keep in the back of your mind.