I have no disdain for the Bible. As a book I respect it completely... I have read it. I would even say it is one of the best of anything I have ever read that was not contemporary.<quoted text>
I am just a vessel used by GOD. My intelligence or ignorance has very little to do with it.
Most of the time I do not even recognize what I wrote. LOL
You certainly never offended me and I respect and appreciate your knowledge, and many others.
I always lived by the Sticks and Stones philosophy. LOL
Throughout history and time, facts and truth can change, but Jesus' words will never change.
To answer your question #2 seems more probable but with GOD all things are possible.
Why is the Bible so distasteful to you and many others on here?
Could it be spiritual in nature?
Could it be something in childhood?
Everyone has a little of doubting Thomas in him or her.
From Genesis to Revelation what is so wrong about loving GOD and loving your neighbors as yourself?
That is the goal of Gods Word.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
I had an awesome childhood and my parents are still the coolest people I know. Mom was raised catholic, Dad is a protestant.
It is the spiritual thing where we differ. I think its a bit weird that you would assume that I was damaged somehow to make me an atheist.(I don't really like the word atheist if it matters)
I do not believe in the supernatural. And I don't really care when others do. I would even support the idea that the story of Jesus has contributed to humanity but with mixed results. If you are implying that we wouldn't have the same morality without it, I would go round with you about that too.
What I don't care for are the problems it causes, the promises it makes, the money it takes, pseudoscience, their not being a 13th floor, oppressive law it supports, the whackjobs it generates, the social licence that it receives, I am not into being convicted of thought crime, I know it stunts progress, and I have a pretty good understanding of how we became what we are... complete with evidence and facts and stuff I am a free man, there is much more for us to know, and we aren't doomed.
Just off the top of my head.
When you said you taught games, what did you teach?