(Original post by .eXe)
First off the Bible is never claimed to be the perfect book at any point. The God that the Bible is speaking of...is who Christians and Jews consider the perfect being. So the inaccuracies and contradictions and what not that you're pulling out of thin air, may exist but so what? Lol are you out of your mind?
Find me one single contradiction in the New Testament which in any way, shape, or form changes the nature of a) Jesus, b) God or c) Jesus' message.
Sure, there may be changes in translation, language, context, etc but what do you expect from a book that is millenia old?
Even a game of broken telephone gets screwed in about 10 people or so. What exactly are you expecting from thousand year old books?
It's the MESSAGE of the books that is important. You are so hell bent on figuring out each and every single word and inflection in the Bible, but you have absolutely zero understanding of the message in it.
You think your opinion holds any water?
A bunch of atheists are going to come pos rep you in a bit and boost your over inflated ego to the next level. Your understanding of the Bible, it's meaning, of Jesus or of God will remain rudimentary at best and you will never, ever be able to break out of the scepticism that is so firmly ingrained into your mind.
Atheists like you think they are somehow above the foolish religious folk. Buddy, do you honestly think ONLY atheists have the ability to think critically? How large is your ego really? Have you for a single second considered that theists believe in something because they know it to be true on a level greater than just an epistemological understanding?
Or are you that high in the clouds that such a possibility is utterly beneath you?
Oh and edit: just because I am a theist doesn't mean I don't understand and accept biological and physiological principles, scientific concepts, social issues, etc. FYI: I am in medical school. Just because I am a Christian doesn't mean I start ignoring every other important thing in life. Clearly education is something important to me, or are you that blind that you cannot see anything about me past my beliefs.
What a senseless argument. Don't post again (quoting me) if all you plan to do is take the middle ground and fish for rep.