Oh, my belief is not treated as an opinion and therefore I'm unallowed to say it. I don't get what's up with people...who because they don't believe something makes it untrue? Did you try to find out if the bible was true? When you read it and decide yes or no as you would a piece of academic material, then yes..it will give youthe impression of fiction. But the bible is not a academic writing. It was never intended to be such. The writings as originally done by the prophet writers, historians of the time, or scribes on behalf of deceased prophets were intended to illustrate God's dealings with man and the hope that the reader will learn the lessons from such dealings. Attempting to prove the bible true or false then becomes moot as it bears NO semblance of relativity on the content.
acsman50 wrote:Sorry IRONCHEF, you were doing so well there for a while. I respect your opinions but please do not refer to the bible as some sort of basis for truth, or as an explanation for anything at all in the modern world. No rational person could ever view the book in such a light.
So close but still so far away from reality. Shame, but good luck to you anyway. You come across streets ahead of the narrow minded morons who consider it clever to dis other peoples beliefs entirely, whereas I only dis them a little bit
And for arguments sake, how do you know Saddam Hussein was the leader of Iraq? Did you see him on TV? Ok, so did I, therefore I believed him to be the president of Iraq. How about Lenin? Did you see him on TV and therefore know he was real? No? Oh, no TV shows with Lenin. Ok, then did you read about him in a history book? Ok, then I guess that's proof. How about the Maid of Lorraine? Did she exist? You didn't see her on TV. Maybe you read a history article on her. But then...historians that long ago??? Maybe they were biased towards the French since the English historians didn't have a history of the Maid of Lorraine or Joan of Ark. Ok, how about the people who lived in Machu Piccho? ever seen a historical transcript of their lives, their dealings with neighboring peoples? Probably not... Getting my point? How far back do we have well detailed history? Further, how accurate is history as written by a single historian? What about a cult movement called Christianity whose members in their infancy were less than 10,000? Would you expect any historical writings? With Roman rule over a Jewish area, I think you'd be hard pressed to prove a citizen named Jesus was ever born from a town called Bethlehem or that he lived with Mary and Joseph in Nazareth and operated a wood shop.
So again, just because you don't believe something (and obviously haven't invested time finding out or even trying with the right purpose), doesn't mean it's not true. The majority of humans dispute you.