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NAO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:00 PM
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Warn your children - if you mock TV preachers, God may kill you
The Bible needs to be taught to children, if for no other reason than to warn them about the vindictive, cruel, murderous nature of the God of the Bible, and what could happen to them if they make fun of one of God's preachers.

Let this Bible Story serve as a warning to children who would make fun of TV preachers:

Kings 2:23-24 (King James Version)
23 And he (Elijah) went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he (Elijah) turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them (the little children) in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

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So kids, be warned. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He will not hesitate to call forth wild animals to rip you up and tear you into little pieces. I did NOT make this up. It is in the Bible, which as we all know is the ABSOLUTELY INFALLIBLE Word of God.

Does anyone really believe that God would call forth wild beasts to tear up children for playing and making fun of an old guy? If they are going to maintain that the Bible is the Inspired Word of God, they MUST believe this. If they are willing to admit that there are some mistakes, distortions or untrue things in the Bible, I'd be glad to point out hundreds of others.
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Tux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:12 PM
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1. My uncle tells me I lack faith
Because I believe in God (Deist yet lack faith?) and don't believe in any holy book (all books are up for review and analysis). He keeps telling me that I need faith which is putting hope into the Bible. He can't prove any of it but faith requires Christians to believe it with no evidence, no reasoning, and everything is kosher. Why would people want to deactivate their brains?
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-28-05 05:27 AM
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6. That's slightly unfair,

Although only slightly. A lot of Christians do mean "belief withough evidence" by faith, but it's not universal.

C.S. Lewis gives a very good explanation in (I think) Mere Christianity: he says (very roughly; someone with a copy of it to hand could make his point better) that it means not accepting something is true without weighing the evidence for and against it, but holding fast to your belief in its truth once you've decided it's true.

I'm still not convinced it's a good thing, but it's a lot less bad than faith in the sense you're using it is.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:16 PM
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2. This is just my opinion but....
the Bible (both Testaments) were written by and for people of the time. The earth was believed to be flat and the center of the universe. The physical phenomena of the time could not be explained because the second law of thermondynamics (among others) was unknown.

So when it comes to those parts (Genesis and such), the Bible is off the mark.

However, when it comes to descriptions of peoples characters and motives, the Biblical authors seem to know excactly what they are talking about. There are also some great ideas for rules on living.

The irony is that the fundies seem to accept the physical parts as the truth while ignoring the really worthwhile stuff.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 02:29 PM
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3. Hosea 13:16 is another good example (among many)
of just how kind and loving is Jehova :puke:
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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 03:16 PM
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4. Oh puh-leeeeze! Elijah wasn't a TV preacher ...
The Bible says the children mocked his bald head and ya know all those TV preachers have big hair right out of the "higher the hair, the closer to God" school of hairdressing.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-05 05:46 PM
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5. I try not to mock anyone
but be tolerant. My stepson is a Pagan, and was rather surprised when we accepted him and his beliefs.

I say to those who really want to find out about God to find a way to have a direct experience, for that is what spirituality is all about. When one has had that, words are....inadequate.
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