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Dan Savage Savages the Bible, Christianity, and the Pope (Part II)

Jane208 Wrote: May 05, 2012 11:43 AM
The Bible is the INSPIRED word of GOD. It can be, and often is, misunderstood. It is also deliberately wrongly interpreted to shore up people's pet ideas. To say that the Bible has it wrong is to accuse the GOD who created everything and everyone of getting it wrong. How sad and how foolish. Jesus is the expression of the indescribable LOVE of GOD the Father to His creation in spite of how we demean Him and His WORD.
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: May 06, 2012 5:21 PM

You're clearly at sea about the Bible. I hardly expected from you such an asinine review.

God Almighty personally revealed His Word to prophets in pre-historical times.

We know nothing about Him that wasn't directly revealed. It was no "perception." All that the prophets relayed to mankind was absolutely true then --It remains true to the final day of the world.

The fly-speck of your unbelief is insignificant. My faith is fortified by belief in Christ His Son; I don't worship the Bible.

Men and women marry. Jesus told us; "What God has joined together let no man put asunder." Two males are not joined together by God; nor are two women. Homosexuals CAN'T marry.



TooTired Wrote: May 05, 2012 11:32 PM
A Christian belief does not rest on a document, but a person. Christ stated that he was the Son of God and proved it by the resurrection. If that did not happen, then all of the Christian faith is in vain. I believe it because it is fact because his followers went on to spread the Gospel in spite of the peril it created for them.
If I am wrong about this, I have lost nothing and have only tried to be a better person than I would be left to my own inclinations.
nawlins72 Wrote: May 05, 2012 8:09 PM
"The Bible is the INSPIRED word of GOD."

And how do we know this? Cause the very same book says so. Circular fallacy.
K'ssandra Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:33 PM
The bible is a collection of writings, created by men, who were sincerely attemting to convey their perception of god and ideas about how to live a good life. However, they lived a very long time ago, in a very different world, and many of the things they believed have been proven to be innaccurate by science over the centuries (flat earth, the sun going around the earth, mustard seed being the smallest, etc). And one of those things is their perception of human sexuality. The bibical inerrency movement seems to me to reduce christianity to the worship of the book instead of god.

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

According to Savage (following atheist Sam Harris), “the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong. Slavery! What’re the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong? 100% percent.”

To be candid, it’s easy to see where Savage and Harris are...