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Census Do you believe in the bible?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Allana_Rey, Jan 26, 2013.

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Do you believe in the bible?

  1. Yes

    25 vote(s)
    35.2%
  2. No

    42 vote(s)
    59.2%
  3. Undecided

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    May 4, 2003
    Yes, but the question you raised was a general one. Why exactly did you ask about verses that contain the phrase "four corners of the Earth?" I don't see why that would be especially problematic unless you were suggesting the only way to believe those verses was to think the Earth was literally a square plane with four corners on it. That's the notion I responded to.

    Is that what you were trying to suggest? If it was, then my posts were valid and appropriate. If it wasn't, then I'm sort of curious about why you asked about that phrase in particular. Could you shed some light here?
     
  2. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    That phrase was simply one of about a million I could have chosen... there was nothing particularly special about it.
     
  3. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I've not read the thread, but to answer the title...no. It's an interesting work of fiction, that presents interesting scenarios, much akin to the works of Hans Christian Anderson.
     
  4. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    "I'm sorry, my friend, but the bible teaches that you and I could never be related; not through the passage of time
    via evolution, nor space warp, nor any other device."

    [​IMG]

    "Now get your stinking paw off me, you damned, dirty ape."
     
  5. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    www.evilbible.com

    I invite you all to check that page out. There is some really ****ed up stuff in that holy book.
     
  6. Merlin_Ambrosius69

    Merlin_Ambrosius69 Jedi Master star 5

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    The myths and legends of Bronze Age goat-herders were never meant to be taken as gospel. The people who invented, circulated, added to and materially changed these obviously fictional tales did not necessarily intend for them to be believed as factual truth. That only happened when the Europeans got their hands on it.

    Thanks, ancestors! o_O
     
  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Yes. We all remember when the Jews revolted against the reign of the european Antiochus Epiphanes because he was trying to get them to take the Torah more literally when they had just regarded the whole thing as a bunch of fictional stories that they were eager to adapt to the new Hellenic society they found themselves in.

    Oh, wait.
     
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  8. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Apr 17, 2006
    The bible was always meant to be taken as true. This is why we discard it
     
  9. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sep 19, 2000
    I don't know why everyone's fighting over the morality of the text in the Bible. It's irrelevant to the question "do you believe in the Bible". All that is required is proof.
    So who's got the proof?
     
  10. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Oct 3, 2003
    Of course I believe in it, I own one so I know it exists.
     
  11. Zapdos

    Zapdos Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Jan 7, 2013
    You know, when atheists claim that they don't mind religious people as long as they're not trying to force it onto them, and then they go on and thrash everything that's written and do their very best to prove that religion is all bs and you would be stupid to believe in any of it... I find it just a liiittle bit hypocritical
     
  12. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Mar 12, 2005
    Not sure if you're referring to me, but if so, I'm not an atheist.
     
  13. Darth_Invidious

    Darth_Invidious Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't think I could have put that any better. To add a bit more, it is merely a book of histories, but definitely not a book of History. And most definitely, not the word of a "god" faxed down from "heaven".
     
  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Not sure how that is trying to force atheism on religious people; if it is, it's less hypocritical than stupid because I'm pretty sure that's never worked. People here are just explaining why they don't take the Bible as the literal truth.
     
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Yep. Repeatedly and belaboredly. :p
     
  16. Mustafar_66

    Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    May 20, 2005
    Ridiculous beliefs merit ridicule.
     
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  17. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Proving the bible is wrong =/= forcing atheism on you

    You know, you guys wouldn't have this problem if your holy book didn't make silly claims about the nature of the universe.
     
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  18. Mortimer Snerd

    Mortimer Snerd Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 27, 2012
    It's not even so much the book the book making silly claims. It's the people who extrapolate absurd pseudoscience based on those silly claims making sillier claims and sourcing those claims back to the original silly claims in the book.

    Edit: I still haven't watched the Wendy Wright interview. Not sure my stomach could handle that.
     
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  19. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 11, 2004
    I don't believe the bible is true.





    Because I believe the stories in the bible are the corruptions of the REAL word of God that is found in the Holy Qur'an.
    PSYCH! [​IMG]

    I'm an atheist.
     
  20. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Aug 9, 2000
    Irreverance alongside Jabba-wocky randomly picking fights. Pretty much what I expected.
     
  21. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I don't like to disappoint people.
     
  22. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I think the worst violence the Bible has done is to our cultural imagination. For 2000 years now we have been obsessed with a frankly boring tribe of Semites who just happened to get lucky enough to meme-virus the much, much cooler Roman Empire.
     
  23. LandoThe CapeCalrissian

    LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Dec 30, 2012
    I find it hard to believe that in 2013, with everything we know about science, historically significant events and everything else we know about, there are still people who believe in the bible 100%.

    Some people say they believe in God and believe in the Bible buuuuut not "everything" in the bible. It seems to me that's how most people are, semi believers.

    Which leads me to believe if youre willing to accept some things in the bible as BS why not the entire thing as BS???
     
  24. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Because reducing religion to simply personal acceptance of facts is to miss about 99 percent of what it is about.
     
  25. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Not in the general case, no. But when people specifically start questioning others about their beliefs, that's unambiguously confronting them with beliefs, which is the part of proselytizing that makes people uncomfortable. That does qualify for hypocrisy. If someone didn't ask you to prove the Bible is wrong, then the discussion is still as unwelcome as the guy that didn't ask to be saved from the fiery pits of Hell. Neither one wanted to hear it.