The Bible is Bullshit

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Cris, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    A nice video from Penn and Teller. I suspect this has already been listed in some thread but I couldn't find it - no harm in a refresh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RV46fsmx6E&feature=related

    I was actually researching drinking water health and found their gem of a video on the scam of bottled water.

    But whatever: The punchline in this video is - go read the bible it will significantly help your atheism.

    Key points -

    1. Really basic inconsistencies.
    2. Many messiahs.
    3. Moses? Huh!
    4. Noah and the local flood.
    etc
    etc

    Enjoy.

    But the bible is BS, right? Can anyone honestly dispute these points made by P and T?
     
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  3. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    Yeah, I can. I actually have a personal relationship with god that was accomplished through christ.
     
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  5. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    As a whole, yes. But it provides some insight into ancient psychology. And there are some nifty sayings. Like people everyone, some were wise and some not, and the bible had multiple authors.
     
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  7. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    lori,

    Claiming you can and actually succeeding are quite different challenges.

    Even if true that doesn't invalidate P&Ts observations of a BS bible.
     
  8. Pit JAADD Registered Senior Member

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    I always look at the bible and interpreted it. I am a reform Jew, so I believe in evolution and homosexual marriage. The stories in the bible might not be meant to be taken word for word, but read, questioned, and thought about. In Hebrew school, Leviticus, the long book of commandment roughly the biblical equivalent of law book, is taught before the interpreted stories in genesis and exodus.
     
  9. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    and as they said they can't touch you its an automatic tie. and you can not factually dispute it.
     
  10. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    i did succeed, because what i said is true.
     
  11. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    Nice one Cris, but this trumps it:

    Carlin of course. Watch, and become enlightened.

    Carlin on Commandments
     
  12. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    you know, people make dead baby jokes, and it doesn't make the death of a child funny. and people make racist jokes, and it doesn't make racism funny. people make derogatory jokes about women or men and it doesn't make sexism funny. and people make jokes about the bible too. it's ok. god has a sense of humor. i would imagine that he has to in order to put up with our stupidity.
     
  13. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    Lori,

    Make no mistake here - this is not a joke. Despite their perhaps crude approach they are very serious, and so are many of us, about the very obvious idiocy of much of the bible.
     
  14. sifreak21 Valued Senior Member

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    she is one of faith you cant touch someone who believes in a fairy tail. if they have faith they ahve faith thats all you can do
     
  15. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    lol...well if the many of you don't understand it, then perhaps you are the idiots. :shrug:

    as a matter of fact it states in the bible that those who do not receive interpretation in regards to it by the holy spirit will not understand it.

    see, it's true!
     
  16. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    the bible isn't meant to be a fairy tale, or a history book, or a textbook, or the topic of debate for that matter. the bible is meant to be a tool that is used by the holy spirit to teach individuals in conjunction with a relationship with god. people don't even understand what the bible is for, how can they hope to understand it?
     
  17. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    Barring all of the polite, erudite discussion - yes, the bible is total bullshit, no more or less so than any of the thousands of mythological texts and stories that are rejected by everyone today.

    Rejected 'mythstories': 1000's

    Accepted 'mythstories' (that share much of the same content as the rejected ones: 3 - 5
     
  18. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    sifreak,

    Agreed, and as the video so aptly explains. That does mean that any attempt to debate the writings in the book with such folks is essentially pointless and fruitless, as we can see here in the few posts with Lori already.
     
  19. superluminal I am MalcomR Valued Senior Member

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    So were the sacred texts of every ancient civilization you can name, only a handful of which remain today (heavily modified of course, e.g. bible, quran).

    And if I had an equivalent tool, say a hammer, that had to be so intensely scrutinized and interpreted for proper use, I'd b e bashing my thumb every time.

    Oh, right. That's what religion does. Bashes humanities collective thumb almost every day in a billion different ways. Yay for poorly designed hammers and instruction manuals.
     
  20. pjdude1219 The biscuit has risen Valued Senior Member

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    You know if your trying to defend your religion perhaps you might not want to give such great set ups for those who wish to mock it and its followers.


    Really some one could easily make the comment that of course god can put up with stupidity he has to deal with his followers which is perfectly set up with your comment.
     
  21. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    gl,

    Yes, nice. Seen it before but nice to see it again. Thx.
     
  22. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    right back atcha cris.
     
  23. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Human beings have to put up with his stupidity every day, there are genetic disorders, diseases, parasites, back problems, mental illness... it's like he hates us or something.
     

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