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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-11 11:35 AM
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1. It seems your problem is with the Bible, not God.
We all have different taste in literature.
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  -Why I don't believe in god (A respectful conversation on the many holes of modern religion) Dash87  Mar-24-11 11:33 AM   #0 
  - It seems your problem is with the Bible, not God.  Buzz Clik   Mar-24-11 11:35 AM   #1 
  - It's the Bible I like, but taking it seriously to me is like taking any folk tale seriously  Dash87   Mar-24-11 11:37 AM   #3 
  - True.  Buzz Clik   Mar-24-11 11:40 AM   #5 
  - But the religious stop at the metaphor including god.  Goblinmonger   Mar-24-11 02:42 PM   #27 
  - OK, which bits of the metaphor do you accept?  intaglio   Mar-24-11 02:59 PM   #29 
     - That's one helluva tangeant. It has nothing to do with my comments.  Buzz Clik   Mar-24-11 04:35 PM   #30 
        - Yes it does. You specified that  intaglio   Mar-24-11 07:39 PM   #32 
  - You might like Ernst Bloch's "Atheism in Christianity." Bloch was 20th century  struggle4progress   Mar-24-11 05:35 PM   #31 
  - Bible/God same difference  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:39 AM   #4 
     - You could actually argue that 9/11 wasn't about religion at all.  Dash87   Mar-24-11 11:43 AM   # 
     - "The Koran is a book of love and peace" WTF????  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:45 AM   #8 
        - There are good and bad elements, just like the Bible.  Dash87   Mar-24-11 11:50 AM   #10 
        - They're both books that celebrate genocide, antisemitism, racism, murder, torture...  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:54 AM   #12 
           - I'm sure if you looked at the culture in which these books were written,  Dash87   Mar-24-11 11:56 AM   #13 
              - Yep. We're in agreement  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:57 AM   #15 
        - did you read those, or just cut n paste?  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-24-11 01:06 PM   #22 
           - I borrowed it from the Skeptic's Annotated Quran  Taverner   Mar-24-11 01:54 PM   #25 
     - A lot of highly intelligent, Christian people do not believe that the Bible was written by God.  Buzz Clik   Mar-24-11 11:43 AM   #7 
     - Before 9/11, I was on the fence about God  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:52 AM   #11 
     - The bible was written by men  speltwon   Mar-24-11 01:05 PM   #21 
  - The Bible shows God indeed as a male  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:36 AM   #2 
  - That is our modern Bible, however.  Dash87   Mar-24-11 11:57 AM   #16 
     - It's a book of stories, with no truth to any of them  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:59 AM   #18 
  - The response to most all of your points is the same.  trotsky   Mar-24-11 11:42 AM   #6 
  - That is an excellent point  Dash87   Mar-24-11 11:46 AM   #9 
  - Yep  Taverner   Mar-24-11 11:56 AM   #14 
  - I've always wondered, if what's in the Bible were really true, why  Booster   Mar-24-11 11:59 AM   #17 
  - Exactly. I should have also added to my OP that the Bible isn't the first book of its kind.  Dash87   Mar-24-11 12:02 PM   #19 
  - I'm glad that you have expressed interest in the Book of Mormon.  dimbear   Mar-24-11 08:49 PM   #33 
  - I'm just going to try to cover a few of your points.  Kurmudgeon   Mar-24-11 12:04 PM   #20 
  - The bible can be inerrant only if the people who have been re-writing  RaleighNCDUer   Mar-24-11 01:24 PM   #23 
  - I'm not a Christian but I agree with most of what you said completely.  Rabblevox   Mar-24-11 01:40 PM   #24 
  - I disagree with what you say about the Ten Commandments  MikeH   Mar-24-11 11:55 PM   #35 
  - God is irrelevant.  CrispyQ   Mar-24-11 02:11 PM   #26 
  - If there is a god, she sure doesn't like people very much. n/t  Scuba   Mar-24-11 02:55 PM   #28 
  - Religion is a flawed connection to the absolute -- of course there are holes.  Festivito   Mar-24-11 09:14 PM   #34 

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