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What if I told you that I didn't believe the Bible was true?
Thursday. 4.15.10 1:13 pm
Christianity has proven time and time again to me that it's a bunch of bull crap.

I love God. I love Jesus. I believe in both. I don't necessarily believe that other higher beings don't exist either. I don't believe you're going to hell if you're not a Christian or if you're gay or Bi or whatever.

The Bible tells us to love everyone no matter their flaws. I just can't see God sending someone into the firey pits of hell simply because they don't like the opposite sex.

Plus, until you show me proof that the Bible and all of its contents are the truth, as in, introduce me to the author, call me ignorant, but I ain't buyin' it.

It's a rant. I hate talking about Christianity in school, among other subjects. Because no matter what, there will never be a winner.

Honestly, I feel like the Bible is a less exciting take on mythology in general.
» randomjunk on 2010-04-15 02:03:08

i took a class on the validity of the bible, and proof of god's existence using facts and science. however, i learned nothing that said anything in the bible was true.

for instance, i was told that there had to be a god because of how far the planet is from the sun for it to warm us perfectly without incinerating us. stuff like that. that's not proof! they are just saying god is the answer.
» thaitanic on 2010-04-15 02:03:58

Teaching from the Bible is from interpretation. Saying that hell is what awaits for people of other religion and homosexuals is an interpretation too.

I guess the Bible is what you make of it. I consider them guidelines not so much instructions. That way, they're open to my interpretation and application for my own life.

With that being said, there's really no way to always apply religious thoughts to others. I find it okay if you don't believe in the Bible. It's better you find your own way really.
» yourcupoftea on 2010-04-15 03:00:05

The only thing I must say about this is that you might want to learn more thoroughly about this stuff before making a decision. The way most Christians assert themselves about how people are going to "Hell" is completely unfounded, and any hardcore history addict should know that. I would hope all Christians would, but...they don't. So. I apologize for all those who make you see it that way. It's been observed, actually, that Hell doesn't exist in the way that people see it, and that it isn't this horrible eternal burning that people often imagine. If that were so, the Bible would be contradicting itself.

All in all...I'm not here to push it on you. But I am here to ask you to check your facts, because most of what people are hearing these days is interpretation. A lot of historians are calling BS on the way the Typical America Christian is seeing it.
» Unicornasaurus on 2010-04-15 07:28:26

to exemplify what Katie has said,
the Bible was actually written by about 40 different people throughout..."biblical" times. It wasn't written by one person at all...actually, this is where a lot of people get their evidence for contradiction. Some books where written by different people but describe the same events...and they don't always say the exact same thing. Unfortunately, when critics cite this, they tend to overlook that different people, say, a lawyer and a doctor, are going to focus on different details.

So the question is, what exactly do you think the Bible is? The inspired word of God? Fairy tales made up to inspire fear? You say you love God, but how can you even see Him if you doubt the Bible's validity? And please don't say that you just "sense Him" or "know him inside of you" or something, because you know as well as I do that that can be any number of things...
» middaymoon on 2010-04-15 10:43:02

But you can't prove that, either!
And you're right that I cannot personally prove what I said about the authorships...I don't know the details of where the books individually came from. But really, I didn't even know this was a question. Isn't it widely accepted that the accounts, whether true or false, are at least WHEN they say they're from? Certainly the books in common with the Torah. Are you suggesting that the people who put the first bible together just added their own stuff in there? I'm not sure what you're saying.

Again, like Katie said, you've been getting the wrong picture. It's not about belief specifically, it's about repentance. It's about being able to say, "You know what? I'm wrong here. Really wrong. Please forgive me." It just so happens that belief in God is a prerequisite. Also, the whole idea of God arbitrarily choosing some "sins" and then going nuts and punishing people is kind of whack, too. Going to Hell is the same as God leaving you. It is His absence.

This is kind of complicated and I am not exactly the most eloquent person... >.> Read up on it?
» middaymoon on 2010-04-16 12:20:29

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