38 thoughts on “Don’t take the bible literally

  1. persedeplume says:

    It’s just a short way from allegory and inspiration to “never mind”. 🙂

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  2. shelldigger says:

    Hardcore x-ians will ignore this as easily as water sheds from a ducks back. They have no interest in reality. They will see it as just another part of the war on x-mas, or an angry atheist making waves, or whatever kind of horse shit that a mind driven by CD will grasp and hang on to.

    I do wish there was a way through that wall of density.

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  3. john zande says:

    Fortunatianus of Aquileia

    Why don’t we have awesome names like this these days!?!?

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  4. The bible would only be taken literally by fools. The Koran, however, IS completely true. It even says so right in the book: “This book is not to be doubted.” Why would something like that be written if it weren’t true? 🙂

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  5. Barry says:

    Do you mean to tell me that some Christians still think the Bible should be taken literally? Surely you jest.

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  6. renudepride says:

    Exactly what you have been telling us all for so long, O Exalted One! At last, the proof is now inside the pudding! This is good news for those who believe, but it still doesn’t scientifically verify the presence of truth. Much love and many naked hugs, my Kenyan brother!

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  7. NeuroNotes says:

    Cool find. Evangelicals are so indoctrinated (literally) that they will see this discovery as an attempt by Satan to deceive “the very elect.” You can present the facts but facts don’t mean squat to them. As Carl Sagan once noted, such a doctrine has historically been very appealing to the ruling class.

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  8. kertsen says:

    There is much down to earth truth in stories. Much of literature is story with a moral and we need moral teaching to develop our moral nature.
    We are as Freud declared ‘ at war with ourselves ‘ duty and desire make up our nature and more often than not desire wins out .
    Science is not a moral pursuit , a knife can be used to kill or cut; a motor car can transport or pollute. We are in charge and our behaviour creates the world as it is so just how is the world ? Is it something we can be proud of ? or is a a monument to human greed and ambition?

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  9. kertsen says:

    Well if Freud was wrong then the millions who admit to being often in two minds are wrong as well and everything in the garden is rosy.
    My point is a simple one you can use science to attack the historical legitimacy of the Bible but the moral questions it proposes still need answering.

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  10. kertsen says:

    Well your behaving like a fundamentalist Christian and picking your points so I will pick mine in a like manner.
    Who is my neighbour? Should we really turn the other cheek?
    Are we capable of loving our enemies or is such advice madness?
    What is the significance of the tree of good and evil or is it nonsense?

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    • makagutu says:

      You seem to forget who’s the owner of the blog.
      But now that you bring that up.
      Should we be meek in the face of a despot?
      Should we curse a tree that is out of season?

      You really are a stupid fundamentalist.

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  11. kertsen says:

    Let me first correct you ; not all fundamentalists are stupid , not all members of ISIS are stupid some have university degrees. Intelligence is an overrated quality not a guarantee a good character.
    Secondly I’m not a fundamentalist or a Christian in the accepted sense of the word but I do not cast out any evidence from any person or group who disagree with my views.

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  12. kertsen says:

    It shows where your sensitivity lies you are impressed with labels not with character. The mere mention of the word fundamentalist and you fire up with out reason.

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    • makagutu says:

      So why did you fire up? Writing a whole defense of isis and fundamentalists? I tell you get a mirror. You are projecting your fears on me and it’s not looking good on you.
      We can talk about bible morals if you want to. And you can do the choosing and I will do the critique.
      Your turn

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  13. kertsen says:

    I don’t become heated online its not a useful tool to dialogue. I made no excuses for ISIS they are detestable brutes who have sold their consciences. What I was trying to point out was that education and high IQs are no certainty against radicalisation. Fundamentalism is a form of radicalisation, a mind-set which is often suffered by the intelligent.We do not know how to deal with it but calling the radicals names or arguing logically with them has little or no effect. We see this type of brain set in internet addiction and in Japan many intelligent young people have had to be detoxified.

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    • makagutu says:

      Would you say of the US army with its drone program that they have sold their conscience? Or the Saudi, America, Iran war in Yemen? I wouldn’t be quick to judge even those I disagree with without trying to understand their struggles.
      And yes, becoming heated in any conversation online or offline isn’t a way to have a dialogue. It would most likely end in fists.
      Any addiction, so called is a sickness and those afflicted need help maybe not drugs.

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