Not looking for ammo. If I seem to get short or overly aggressive with you it is certainly not personal. It is a product of trying to be as concise as possible and my hair getting blown back when I hear a man such as yourself make the statements that you do.<quoted text>
The Bible was assembled by believers who prayed for guidance and decided collectively what was accepted and what were rejected.
All history is distorted and no one knows what really happened.
Look at recent history and how many Americans think the United States won in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not true.
I feel generous and I will give you more ammo against me. LOL
Like Joshua said: As you me and my house we will serve the LORD.
THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH
THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH
Origins of Civilization: Sumer & Mesopotamia
As I have said before, I am happy to agree to disagree with any intelligent person. Politically, you see through a lot of smoke and seem to have an interest in the truth. So, you can maybe understand how you perplex me a bit.
I would ask you to OBJECTIVELY answer the following question...
Which is more likely to be routed in reality and truth?
1. That after a few hundred years of spoken word tradition and copies of copies of copies of dozens of books on the subject of Christianity... a group of men with a vested interest in the church weeded through thousands of scrolls and pages. And God guided their decisions and votes to come up with the undeniable, infallible word of the creator of all. No mistakes.
2. This same group of men were at least somewhat motivated by political gain and control. As is the case with every (other) religion throughout history. Sure they wanted a finished product that was viable and pious, but they were willing to snip here and cut there when they felt the text were less than opportune for the church.
If you would rather not continue this conversation with me... I am ok with that. We can talk of other things, I don't want you to feel you must defend yourself against me. I can be pretty fierce even when I am wrong.
I am of the opinion that the reality of what we are is so much more magnificent and wondrous than any fable ever conceived to explain it away.
So, if you like to continue sparring with me in good spirit. Outstanding.
If not... just type the number of the answer to my question above. It is not a trap or a trick. I just want to know what you logically think is more likely.