72. Conclusions ==>

72.3. Bible is a book of fables

Why, when you read the Bible, are you not left in awe? Why doesn't a book written by God leave you with a sense of wonder and amazement? If you are reading a book written by the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving creator of the universe, wouldn't you expect to be stunned by the brilliance, the clarity and the wisdom of the author? Would you not expect each new page to intoxicate you with its incredible prose and its spectacular insight?

 

 

It appears to be written by men barely out of the stone ages who used all the phrases common to a common man of the year zero.

Why is the knowledge of the author limited to the knowledge of the primitive men who wrote the book? While these so-called divinely inspired authors are supposed to be speaking on behalf of an omniscient god, they instead offer ancient superstitious explanations for all phenomena.

 

If you think about what you are reading in the Bible in the context of an all-knowing God who supposedly wrote it, none of it makes any sense. But if you think about the Bible as being a book written by primitive Taliban men like you would find in the remote regions of Afghanistan today, it makes complete sense

If an all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing creator of the universe actually wrote this book, it would not be filled with so much idiocy.

 

Slavery, misogyny and child-massacre are abominations and we all know it. The reason why the Bible contains this material is because primitive men wrote the Bible, not God.

Besides, how objective can one honestly remain while analyzing evidence thats contrary to the belief system in which an enormous emotional investment has already been made?

 

If the Bible really were the error-free word of an all-powerful God, it would be profound, meaningful, timeless, fascinating, and enlightening both at the spiritual level and at the technological level. It would tell us things that we did not already know. It would stun us with the brilliance of the author.

 

 

 

We should never accept any statement based solely on the fact that we can find it in an ancient book claimed to have been co-authored by one of ancient societys many gods.

 

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The biggest problem with Jesus is his incredible myopia. We can see that now looking back at him 2,000 years later. Why didn't Jesus use his omnipotence to actually do something magnificent and beautiful on earth rather than squandering his "power" as he does in the Bible? At the very least, Jesus could have transcribed passages into the Bible that would have ended sexism, racism and slavery forever.

 

If Jesus had simply made a clear statement -- "Slavery is forbidden, free all the slaves" -- he could have prevented much of that suffering. Yet he did nothing of the sort. In the same way, Jesus could have chosen women to be six of his apostles and made several speeches on the topic of women's equality and he would have put a huge dent in sexism.

 

Every other thing that you believe in has left behind some sort of evidence that proves its existence. But with Jesus there is nothing. There is no physical evidence of his existence. There is no miraculous evidence -- it is very strange, but not a single one of Jesus' miracles left behind any physical evidence for us to see today. There is no prayer evidence. No matter how much we pray to Jesus, nothing ever happens. There is, quite simply, zero evidence to prove that Jesus exists today.

As I am reminded many times, the bible was written to the people of the times. Therefore when James says

5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh,

he means NOW! Not later.

 

 

Why, in other words, is the Bible so useless? Why does the author of the Bible, who is supposed to be God, who is supposed to be all-knowing, know so little? Why is the knowledge of the author limited to the knowledge of the primitive men who wrote the book? If you think about what you are reading in the Bible in the context of an all-knowing God who supposedly wrote it, none of it makes any sense. But if you think about the Bible as being a book written by primitive men like you would find in the remote regions of Afghanistan today, it makes complete sense.

 

I think the bible was written by the year 1 equivalent of the Taliban. If you read the Bible from that perspective, it makes perfect sense.

It is obvious that primitive men wrote the Bible, not God. God would have nothing to do with the Bible if these passages are in it, and the Bible is an all-or-nothing book. No all-powerful, all-loving God wants people to kill animals, splatter their blood, cut them up into pieces, arrange the pieces on an altar and burn them so that he can "smell the pleasing aroma." There is no difference between the Bible's book of Leviticus and the insanity of the Aztecs.

 

 

 

Why are all the examples set in the year One? Shouldn't a book for all times be more generic?

Shouldn't there be some reference to our problems today?

Nuclear proliferation

Global Warming

 

 

Instead, opening the Bible inevitably creates a feeling of dumbfoundment. Have you ever noticed that? Instead of brilliance, much of the Bible contains nonsense. The Bible advocates slavery, human sacrifice, animal sacrifice, sadism, misogyny and so on.Judges Chapter 4

 

 

As a general rule, individuals exhibit their desire to be in groups by surrounding themselves with those who hold similar interests in order to reinforce the perceived appropriateness of their beliefs and opinions.Many Christians dont even know what they believe because they never take the time to read the whole Bible. Because of this shockingly lazy choice exercised by the vast majority of Christians, theyre mentally unequipped to answer challenges to their belief system. As a result, the common response to presented complications is usually this: The Bible says it. I believe it. That settles it.

 

Besides, how objective can one honestly remain while analyzing evidence thats contrary to the belief system in which an enormous emotional investment has already been made?