If God really cared enough, he would have prevented his Word from being translated and editted a huge amount of times. In fact, he would, at the very least, not allow the Bible to contain as many false and outlandish tales as they do today. With the rise of science - which bases itself on evidence - why should we be blamed for putting aside a two thousand year old text that directly contains nonsense like a boat that had two of every animal, and indirectly contains crap about the Earth being 6000 years old, for a system that produces results time and time again?
He has really thrown us in the deep end. The sheep herders of back then were really lucky to see God and his miracles face to face, while we have to be content with a poorly verified book that is supposed to contain the word of the all powerful God.
Either God didn't care enough to ensure we have good reason to believe in him, or he doesn't exist.
Last edited by Xotol; 18-03-2012 at 18:46.
The problem with having scientific facts that weren't known at that time in a holy book is that if it was too obvious then it would reasonably quickly become common knowledge and so you could not prove that it was the holy book that first contained this knowledge.
(Original post by Xotol)
No. I want something that would be undeniable, or at least good, evidence that this book is divine. A small scientific fact or a few of them that wasn't known at that time? It isn't hard.
This is God we're talking about, not an infant. And it doesn't even have to be that way. The people of that time just wouldn't be aware that this particularly alludes to anything.
However if it is vague or requires prior knowledge to interprete, then people won't believe it's a direct reference and so it wouldn't achieve anything. (This is the sort of problem with arguments that the qur'an contains scientific facts from beyond it's age).
It's kind of a catch 22 situation.
Last edited by roar558; 19-03-2012 at 09:44.