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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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