The Bible is a Book of Fairy Tales

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  1. tkolter

    tkolter Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about the topic of fantasy and did you ever think why Christians went after dungeons and dragons when it was hot to do so, there is a class called a Cleric who is a servant of a deity and when they do crap in the name of their god or goddess it works. Say your starting out at the groups fighter took a vicious sword wound they can do a cure light wounds spell and heal it instantly with using the power of their deity? Now compare that to the powers of the Biblical God which does nothing like that and well seems to not use his powers for crap when in the old days he did it all the time in the OT and NT and supposedly openly so wtf.

    In D&D at least when you honor a deity and build temples it helps your city the evil gods will not do evil as much and good gods will do good things for the money and time and effort.

    So why can't this god just do some things for the effort like that send a healing angel to heal all the lepers of the world and do it so its clear an angel is doing it etc.
     
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    tkolter Well-Known Member

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    Sorry double post my bad.
     
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  3. TheResister

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    I live in the real world, not one where I have to misrepresent EVERY statement a fellow poster makes.

    So, to be exact, you think that Jews in concentration camps were treated as good as the blacks in the United States??? What world do I live in sir?

    The average black slave in America ate better than his blue collar white counterparts. They were paid for their services; slave owners tried to keep families together. Most slaves had adequate housing for the times and the U.S. did not maintain crematoriums.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_on_the_Cross

    Whatever freaking rock you climbed out from under, you should consider crawling back under it. We can certainly do this all day long. The more you try to misrepresent the truth, the more you destroy your own credibility. You and I are going to do two things here:

    1) Derail the thread

    2) Destroy any supposed credibility you thought you had.

    But, you're earning it.
     
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    maat Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Holy cow, me derail the thread. I used slavery as one example as to why the bible was not of a god. You turned it into a slavery pissing contest and likening minimum wage to slavery, which is ridiculous.

    You've admitted you did not want to discuss evidence as to this thread and have done nothing but whine the whole time. You can KMA.
     
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  5. TheResister

    TheResister Banned

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    I ask you a few questions and YOU start whining and crying. For crying out loud.

    Not only have you consistently been wrong, but you have misrepresented me at every opportunity. You cannot state a case. So, are you ready to start answering my questions or do we have to show everyone that your beliefs preclude the possibility that you have any semblance of ethical integrity???
     
  6. trevorw2539

    trevorw2539 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Not at all. I am saying what the Bible clearly says. The fact is that I think it's all nonsense anyway.There never was an Adam or Eve. I understand the Bible only too well.

    Your version is no better. Mankind was supposedly destroyed - apart from Noah and his family. So God chose the descendants of the fallen man as his choice and then destroys all except Noah?

    You are doing what you accuse me of. Taking facts that fit your narrative. You've simply taken a few verses and based your theory on them. You've ignored what Genesis 2 says.

    The truth is that there are no facts. It is all a fictional story dreamt up to give the Hebrews a history. And it's a history that falls at the first hurdle. No Adam and Eve, no Noah and flood, no Abraham, Moses, Exodus or invasion of Palestine. It's a brilliant fictional novel using nations and events known to have happened and interposed themselves into them. . Unfortunately they got themselves in a twist over many details. Sources outside the Bible prove that.

    I have no struggle with the Bible. My mother took me to Sunday School while my father was away fighting in WWII. I studied it as a young man, as a lay preacher, and as leader of a church. Then I studied the background to the Bible, ancient history, ancient culture etc. It was then I realised that the Bible was merely a book, that the OT prophecies were often historical writings and the Christian interpretation of OT prophecies did not refer to Jesus at all.

    I don't struggle with the Bible. I struggle with the Christian interpretation of it. I'm now agnostic.
     
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    I have no personal interpretation. I came here and asked a poster a few questions. He could not answer them.

    Since there are books and videos out there by biblical archaeologists, historians, Bible scholars, etc. with a qualified opinion that is just as relevant as yours, don't get mad if you don't convince me that you have all the answers. BTW, when I asked those aforementioned professionals, they weren't as butt hurt as those of you who want us to believe you don't believe...
     
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    trevorw2539 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Why should I be mad at you? I don't know you and never will. I don't have all the answers. The answers I do have I have come to by study and hard work. If you have no personal interpretation then there's nothing more to be said. Myself, I was taught from a young age the churches interpretations were correct. Studies and modern discoveries/archaeology since have proved that they aren't. And the Church is slowly coming to that conclusion. Good luck
     

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