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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 11:30 PM
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27. the bible is interesting for several reasons
Edited on Tue May-10-05 11:33 PM by leftofthedial

the semantics and arcane language (although the translations have been such a political football over the centuries that one rarely knows what they are reading)

some beautiful poetry

interesting history and legend

occasional great words of wisdom

As for foretelling the future, unfortunately, the bible has been more of a self-fulfilling prophecy than an insightful glimpse of things to come. It does point out human weaknesses, but it has also stigmatized behaviors that are not "evil." Furthermore, it has given license to more evil, inhumanity and destruction than any other book I'm aware of.
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  -Why Didn't The Biblical Prophets Foresee Oil, Black Gold, Texas Tea??? DistressedAmerican  May-10-05 09:08 AM   #0 
  - Bush: 'prophets' is the same thing as 'profits,' right?  tuvor   May-10-05 09:12 AM   #1 
  - Ah The Learning Disability. I Get It!  DistressedAmerican   May-10-05 09:13 AM   #2 
  - Is that a serious question?  bryant69   May-10-05 09:15 AM   #3 
  - I Guess That Depends On How YOU Take It.  DistressedAmerican   May-10-05 09:31 AM   #6 
     - Ah.  bryant69   May-10-05 09:43 AM   #7 
  - Because they could only "foresee" things  Dhalgren   May-10-05 09:15 AM   #4 
  - Not sure they needed to  The Straight Story   May-10-05 09:17 AM   #5 
  - yeah, and a "day" is a billion years  leftofthedial   May-10-05 04:49 PM   #17 
  - see my other reply  The Straight Story   May-10-05 08:45 PM   #23 
     - The Old Testament is clearly mythology and bad history  leftofthedial   May-10-05 10:18 PM   #25 
        - I disagree with that to some exent  The Straight Story   May-10-05 10:52 PM   #26 
           - the bible is interesting for several reasons  leftofthedial   May-10-05 11:30 PM   #27 
  - A Simpler Interpertation, Mr. Straight  The Magistrate   May-10-05 04:56 PM   #19 
     - Or duality and a roadmap  The Straight Story   May-10-05 08:44 PM   #22 
        - Well Put!  DistressedAmerican   May-10-05 09:09 PM   #24 
  - VERY interesting question, - and another  Bluerthanblue   May-10-05 09:50 AM   #8 
  - Great point. The Preachers In New England In That Time Were  DistressedAmerican   May-10-05 10:52 AM   #9 
     - Kick!  DistressedAmerican   May-10-05 03:07 PM   #10 
  - well, actually, they did...  Lerkfish   May-10-05 03:56 PM   #11 
  - Um, that was olive oil, wasn't it?  Zenlitened   May-10-05 04:00 PM   #12 
     - could be, but if you take it in context,  Lerkfish   May-10-05 04:04 PM   #13 
        - "Cryptic." that's one word for it!  Zenlitened   May-10-05 04:29 PM   #14 
           - Yep. That's prophecy for you.  Ladyhawk   May-10-05 04:43 PM   #16 
  - "Thou anointest my head with light sweet crude oil!"(crisco)  Hubert Flottz   May-10-05 04:41 PM   #15 
  - Texas tea is lethal to anyone who drinks it.  HypnoToad   May-10-05 04:50 PM   #18 
  - Also if the Bible can contradict and overrule science  kenny blankenship   May-10-05 05:04 PM   #20 
     - Evening Kicker!  DistressedAmerican   May-10-05 07:53 PM   #21 

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