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The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Archaeology has shown us that the Bible is not accurate. Exodus has been completely refuted and most of the history of the Israelites is junk too.

Langoliers wrote, "
We tend to forget that the Gospels and book of Acts are eyewitness accounts of the life and death of Jesus."

They're not. They were written generations later by unknown authors and Matthew/Mark/Luke are all related (not independent writings).

Langoliers wrote, "
Further nonbiblical evidence for Jesus' existence comes from the writings of Flavius Josephus, Cornelius Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata, and the Jewish Sanhedrin.
"

I didn't argue against Jesus' existence. Jesus was a first century Jewish cult leader who was probably executed.
No you are completely miss stating your side of the argument. A lack of evidence is not proof.
The Bible is the most accurate historical book there is dating as far back as it goes. This has been proven many times over.

You feel free to worship who you want. Or worship not at all. I've killed men to help support that right. So with real men like us who've served your rights are well guarded. Just don't blow smoke up my ass and call it perfume. I'm way beyond your silly arguments.

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#1727 Dec 6, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
So when Jehovah promised to never destroy the world by water again he was lying because he never did it the first time. You just make this stuff up as you go, don't cha?
Hi, the flood was not physical water. "Its a dark saying of old, nothing more. God will not destroyed this earth again with the evil of the north. He said, the evil of the north came upon them like a flood. The Ark was not a ship, it was the New Testament of righteouness. You believe what you want to believe. The word of God speaks for himself.

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#1728 Dec 6, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
Forget to change screen names or arguing with yourself like a schizophrenic?
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Hi, the only schizophrenic in her is you. A twice lost soul. I pray you repent before its to late.

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#1729 Dec 6, 2012
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>That's not evidence of accuracy in any way, shape, or form.

If the witnesses were men, you'd say it was accurate because men were trustworthy.
If witnesses were women, you'd say it was accurate because they wouldn't have faked female witnesses.

Heads I win, tails you lose? Not evidence.
Biblical Data Is Historically Testable

The Bible has become a significant source book for secular archaeology, helping to identify such ancient figures as Sargon (Isaiah 20:1); Sennacherib (Isaiah 37:37); Horam of Gazer (Joshua 10:33); Hazar (Joshua 15:27); and the nation of the Hittites (Genesis 15:20). The biblical record, unlike other “scriptures,” is historically set, opening itself up for testing and verification.

Two of the greatest 20th-century archaeologists, William F. Albright and Nelson Glueck, both lauded the Bible (even though they were non-Christian and secular in their training and personal beliefs) as being the single most accurate source document from history. Over and over again, the Bible has been found to be accurate in its places, dates, and records of events. No other “religious” document comes even close.

The 19th-century critics used to deny the historicity of the Hittites, the Horites, the Edomites, and various other peoples, nations, and cities mentioned in the Bible. Those critics have long been silenced by the archaeologist’s spade, and few critics dare to question the geographical and ethnological reliability of the Bible.

The names of over 40 different kings of various countries mentioned in the Bible have all been found in contemporary documents and inscriptions outside of the Old Testament, and are always consistent with the times and places associated with them in the Bible. Nothing exists in ancient literature that has been even remotely as well-confirmed in accuracy as has the Bible.

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Lexington, KY

#1731 Dec 6, 2012
The bible is historically accurate? Great show us the Egyptian record of the Hebrew slaves and 10 plagues. Show us the talking snakes.

Lmfao you are an idiot.
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
No you are completely miss stating your side of the argument. A lack of evidence is not proof.
The Bible is the most accurate historical book there is dating as far back as it goes. This has been proven many times over.
You feel free to worship who you want. Or worship not at all. I've killed men to help support that right. So with real men like us who've served your rights are well guarded. Just don't blow smoke up my ass and call it perfume. I'm way beyond your silly arguments.

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1732 Dec 6, 2012
So the bible mentions some places and people that existed. Yawn so does Gilgamesh an the odyssey.
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
Biblical Data Is Historically Testable
The Bible has become a significant source book for secular archaeology, helping to identify such ancient figures as Sargon (Isaiah 20:1); Sennacherib (Isaiah 37:37); Horam of Gazer (Joshua 10:33); Hazar (Joshua 15:27); and the nation of the Hittites (Genesis 15:20). The biblical record, unlike other “scriptures,” is historically set, opening itself up for testing and verification.
Two of the greatest 20th-century archaeologists, William F. Albright and Nelson Glueck, both lauded the Bible (even though they were non-Christian and secular in their training and personal beliefs) as being the single most accurate source document from history. Over and over again, the Bible has been found to be accurate in its places, dates, and records of events. No other “religious” document comes even close.
The 19th-century critics used to deny the historicity of the Hittites, the Horites, the Edomites, and various other peoples, nations, and cities mentioned in the Bible. Those critics have long been silenced by the archaeologist’s spade, and few critics dare to question the geographical and ethnological reliability of the Bible.
The names of over 40 different kings of various countries mentioned in the Bible have all been found in contemporary documents and inscriptions outside of the Old Testament, and are always consistent with the times and places associated with them in the Bible. Nothing exists in ancient literature that has been even remotely as well-confirmed in accuracy as has the Bible.

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#1733 Dec 6, 2012
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>I'm a dolt? Look at the pathetically weak arguments you find convincing.

I could sell you a bag of sand in the desert if I drew a cross on it.
Every once in a while, archaeologists in Israel hit pay dirt, undoing years of speculative claims that the key stories in the Bible never happened. For decades, it was claimed that King David never existed — putting into question the pivotal stories of the books of Kings and Chronicles on which a great deal of the biblical narrative turns. But then, in 1992 at Tel Dan, archaeologists uncovered the first clear nonbiblical evidence of David’s reign, an explicit reference to the king himself.

Now it has happened again. For years, biblical “minimalists,” as they are called, have been telling us that most of the Bible had to have been written many centuries after its stories took place. Basing their view mostly on the lack of Hebrew texts being found that date back to the time of David and Solomon, scholars like Israel Finkelstein of Tel Aviv University have insisted that the ancient Israelites back then didn’t have the textual skills needed to record the stories of the Bible and that, at best, the texts we now have were written in the 7th or 6th centuries B.C.E., three or four centuries later.

But last week, Prof. Gershon Galil of Haifa University revealed what may be the most important discovery in the last decade: he succeeded in deciphering a text dating to the 10th century B.C.E., written in an ancient proto-Canaanite script, discovered near the Elah Valley in Israel 18 months ago.(Click here for a reproduction of the text and analysis.) Employing verb roots that are uniquely Hebrew, the text tells readers to protect the widows and orphans and strangers in their midst — themes immediately familiar from the prophecies of Isaiah and other biblical texts, and mostly absent from any of the neighboring peoples’ texts. Judge for yourself:

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2010/01/10/...

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#1734 Dec 6, 2012
You want to see me in her? Damn another one of you idiots dreaming of my trouser snake sliding in your daughter?

Freak!
Bud144-Angel wrote:
<quoted text>Hi, the only schizophrenic in her is you. A twice lost soul. I pray you repent before its to late.

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#1735 Dec 6, 2012
Namu Myoho Renge Kyo wrote:
Yes the flood was real.

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#1736 Dec 6, 2012
Atheist, when you work for someone that pays holiday pay for Christmas andeaster, do you take the pay? Do you just tell them to keep it. Or any other Christian holiday they claim.

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#1737 Dec 6, 2012
Lying makes no case at all.

The earliest records of the Israelites were written on papyrus, rather than clay tablets that were used by other cultures at that time. Many of those papyri have been destroyed. The ancient Israelites, while they loom large in our eyes, were a small city state for the most part.

There is little proof of the use of slaves in Egypt or of the Exodus, of the conquering of the Canaanites by the Israelites or (prior to 1993) of King David’s reign. But absence of proof is not proof of absence. It only takes one find to change that picture.

For example, until 1993 there was no proof of the existence of King David or even of Israel as a nation prior to Solomon. Then in 1993 archeologists found proof of King David's existence outside the Bible. At an ancient mound called Tel Dan, in the north of Israel, words carved into a chunk of basalt were translated as "House of David" and "King of Israel" proving that he was more than just a legend.

Then in 2005 Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar found King David's palace relying on the Bible as one of her many tools. She says,“What is amazing about the Bible is that very often we see that it is very accurate and sometimes amazingly accurate.”(from Using the Bible As Her Guide http://www.thetrumpet.com/... accessed March 1, 2011 )

In 1990 Frank Yurco, an Egyptologist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, used hieroglyphic clues from a monolith known as the Merneptah Stele to identify figures in a Luxor wall relief as ancient Israelites. The stele itself, dated to 1207 B.C. celebrates a military victory by the Pharaoh Merneptah.“Israel is laid waste” it reads. This lets us know the Israelites were a separate people more than 3,000 years ago.(for more on the stele http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merneptah_Stele )

So far no proof of the Exodus or wandering has been found. Some historians insist the Canaanites were a dying culture when the Israelites gradually moved in and took over their lands. None of this absence of proof serves as proof of absence as one new archeological find could change that in an instant.

Now let’s look at the era from Solomon to around 400 BC where the Old Testament ends. The Smithsonian Department of Anthropology is reported to have said this about the Bible (referring to history not spiritual teachings.)

“Much of the Bible, in particular the historical books of the old testament, are as accurate historical documents as any that we have from antiquity and are in fact more accurate than many of the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, or Greek histories. These Biblical records can be and are used as are other ancient documents in archeological work. For the most part, historical events described took place and the peoples cited really existed. This is not to say that names of all peoples and places mentioned can be identified today, or that every event as reported in the historical books happened exactly as stated.”(you can write the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington DC for the full text.)

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#1738 Dec 6, 2012
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Archaeology has shown us that the Bible is not accurate. Exodus has been completely refuted and most of the history of the Israelites is junk too.

Langoliers wrote, "
We tend to forget that the Gospels and book of Acts are eyewitness accounts of the life and death of Jesus."

They're not. They were written generations later by unknown authors and Matthew/Mark/Luke are all related (not independent writings).

Langoliers wrote, "
Further nonbiblical evidence for Jesus' existence comes from the writings of Flavius Josephus, Cornelius Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata, and the Jewish Sanhedrin.
"

I didn't argue against Jesus' existence. Jesus was a first century Jewish cult leader who was probably executed.
R.D. Wilson who wrote “A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament” pointed out that the names of 29 Kings from ten nations (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon and more) are mentioned not only in the Bible but are also found on monuments of their own time. Every single name is transliterated in the Old Testament exactly as it appears on the archaeological artifact – syllable for syllable, consonant for consonant. The chronological order of the kings is correct.

John M. Lundquist writes

“A significant example of the contribution ancient inscriptions have made to our understanding of the Old Testament is the Moabite Stone, also known as the Mesha Inscription.

Mesha, king of the Moabites, those distant cousins of the Israelites who lived on the east side of the Dead Sea, is introduced in the Bible in the third chapter of 2 Kings [2 Kgs. 3] as a vassal to the King of Israel, about 849 B.C. With the death of Ahab, Mesha rebelled against this relationship. This prompted Ahab's son, Jehoram, to engage the alliance of Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah, and the King of Edom in a military campaign against Mesha. With the help of prophetic advice from Elisha, the alliance was able to gain a victory over the Moabites. Mesha retreated behind the walls of his citadel, Kir-hareseth, and it was there, upon one of these walls, that he sacrificed his first-born son as a burnt offering in order to invoke the wrath of his god, Chemosh, against Jehoram's army. The Bible tells us that the Israelites were so horrified by this act that they returned home.(See 2 Kgs. 3:27.)

This ends the biblical account of Mesha, and if it weren't for the discovery of the Moabite Stone in 1868 by a German missionary, the story would have ended there.

The Moabite Stone is an inscription in the Moabite language, a Semitic language closely related to biblical Hebrew. The inscription, of about thirty-five lines, was chiseled into a piece of black basalt measuring about three feet tall by one-and-one-half feet wide. That inscription, dated approximately 830 B.C., was set up by King Mesha in a temple at Dhiban to commemorate his "victory" over the Israelites. The Moabite Stone, in fact, gives King Mesha's side of the story. As such it provides a rare glimpse from a genuinely ancient but non-biblical source of an incident in biblical history.

The overriding theme of the inscription is very familiar: that the deity, in this case Chemosh, guided Mesha in his trials and finally gave him victory. The inscription states that Chemosh had allowed King Omri of Israel to oppress Moab for many years because of the Moabites' sins.(See Near Eastern Religious Texts Relating to the Old Testament, ed. Walter Beyerlin, Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978, pp. 237-40.) During this time, Omri and his followers had taken much land in Moab and fortified it.(The Bible itself does not mention these campaigns by northern kings-with the exception of the account already quoted from 2 Kgs. 3.) At that point, Chemosh turns his favor toward Mesha and instructs him to defeat the Israelites. Mesha follows instructions, defeats the Israelites, and then uses Israelite prisoners to make repairs on the temple of Chemosh at Dhiban.

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#1739 Dec 6, 2012
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Archaeology has shown us that the Bible is not accurate. Exodus has been completely refuted and most of the history of the Israelites is junk too.

Langoliers wrote, "
We tend to forget that the Gospels and book of Acts are eyewitness accounts of the life and death of Jesus."

They're not. They were written generations later by unknown authors and Matthew/Mark/Luke are all related (not independent writings).

Langoliers wrote, "
Further nonbiblical evidence for Jesus' existence comes from the writings of Flavius Josephus, Cornelius Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata, and the Jewish Sanhedrin.
"

I didn't argue against Jesus' existence. Jesus was a first century Jewish cult leader who was probably executed.
From a historian's point of view, Mesha's account of his successful rebellion against Israelite domination can probably be given credibility. As we have already seen, the Israelite-Judahite-Edomite coalition against him in 849 B.C. was successfully rebuffed by the human sacrifice which Mesha offered to Chemosh on the wall of his citadel.(See 2 Kgs. 3.) What's more, if the date of 830 B.C. for the setting up of this monument is accurate, then Mesha's statement about the fate of the house of Omri would also be accurate, since we know that Omri's royal line was wiped out by Jehu in about 842 B.C.(See 2 Kgs. 9.) Thus, Mesha no doubt saw himself and his god, Chemosh, vindicated by events.

The fact that Israel's neighbors viewed their gods in the same light as Israel viewed the Lord, and the fact that certain biblical customs should also be found among some of these neighbors, should in no way disturb anyone. Perhaps the Moabites and others borrowed these customs from the Israelites, or, more probably, since the Moabites are descendants from Abraham's nephew Lot through the latter's daughter (see Gen. 19:37), there would be much in the way of religion and culture that they would share in common. One of the sobering facts that we learn from a study of the Bible during the period of the united and divided monarchies is that sometimes the worship of idols such as Chemosh appears to have been more popular among the Israelites than the worship of the Lord himself.(See 1 Kgs. 11:7; 1 Kgs. 19:18; 2 Kgs. 17; 2 Kgs. 21; 1 Ne. 1:19-20.) The Moabite Stone gives us a picture of such an idol as one of his native adherents would have viewed him.

There are a number of other ancient inscriptions that have provided valuable insights into biblical history from a non-biblical perspective. Among these are the Gezar Calendar, the Samaria Ostraca, the Siloam Inscription, the Lachish Letters, and numerous Phoenician and Aramaic inscriptions.(These can be examined in translation, with reference to the originals, in Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament, ed. James B. Pritchard, 2nd ed., Princeton: Princeton University, 1955, pp. 320-24; 3rd ed., 1969, pp. 653-62.) Among the most important of these are the royal inscriptions of the Assyrian and Babylonian kings. We have inscriptions of the Assyrian kings Sargon II and Sennacherib describing their sieges of Samaria in 721 and Jerusalem in 701, respectively, as well as inscriptions relating the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar's conquests of Jerusalem in the latter years of Judah's existence before the exile.(See Pritchard, 2nd ed., pp. 284-88; 3rd ed., pp. 563-64.)

What value have such inscriptions added to our understanding of the Bible? In addition to providing new perspective, they "pinpoint events and ... supply a wider view of the biblical past, discovering phenomena in ancient Israel not preserved in its literature." (See Gaalyahu Cornfeld, Archaeology of the Bible)"

Lundquist, John (August, 1983) The Value of New Textual Sources to the King James Bible, retrieved from http://lds.org/ensign/1983/08/the-value-of-ne...

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#1740 Dec 6, 2012
The_Box wrote:
<quoted text>Archaeology has shown us that the Bible is not accurate. Exodus has been completely refuted and most of the history of the Israelites is junk too.

Langoliers wrote, "
We tend to forget that the Gospels and book of Acts are eyewitness accounts of the life and death of Jesus."

They're not. They were written generations later by unknown authors and Matthew/Mark/Luke are all related (not independent writings).

Langoliers wrote, "
Further nonbiblical evidence for Jesus' existence comes from the writings of Flavius Josephus, Cornelius Tacitus, Lucian of Samosata, and the Jewish Sanhedrin.
"

I didn't argue against Jesus' existence. Jesus was a first century Jewish cult leader who was probably executed.
The following information is taken from a site dedicated to discoveries made by archaeologists working in and around present day Jerusalem.

Ostraca (inscribed potsherds) Over 100 ostraca inscribed in biblical Hebrew (in paleo-Hebrew script) were found in the citadel of Arad. This is the largest and richest collection of inscriptions from the biblical period ever discovered in Israel. The letters are from all periods of the citadel's existence, but most date to the last decades of the kingdom of Judah. Dates and several names of places in the Negev are mentioned, including Be'er Sheva.

Among the personal names are those of the priestly families Pashur and Meremoth, both mentioned in the Bible.(Jeremiah 20:1; Ezra 8:33) Some of the letters were addressed to the commander of the citadel of Arad, Eliashiv ben Ashiyahu, and deal with the distribution of bread (flour), wine and oil to the soldiers serving in the fortresses of the Negev. Seals bearing the inscription "Eliashiv ben Ashiyahu" were also found.

Some of the commander's letters (probably "file" copies) were addressed to his superior and deal with the deteriorating security situation in the Negev. In one of them, he gives warning of an emergency and requests reinforcements to be sent to another citadel in the region to repulse an Edomite invasion. Also, in one of the letters, the "house of YHWH" is mentioned. For more information go here http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Archaeology/...

Finally let’s look at Jesus. What evidence do we have the he existed? The Roman historian Tacitus writing between 115-117 A.D. had this to say:

"They got their name from Christ, who was executed by sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilate in the reign of Tiberius. That checked the pernicious superstition for a short time, but it broke out afresh-not only in Judea, where the plague first arose, but in Rome itself, where all the horrible and shameful things in the world collect and find a home." From his Annals, xv. 44.

Here is a pagan historian, hostile to Christianity, who had access to records about what happened to Jesus Christ. Mention of Jesus can also be found in Jewish Rabbinical writings from what is known as the Tannaitic period, between 70-200 A.D. In Sanhedrin 43a it says:

"Jesus was hanged on Passover Eve. Forty days previously the herald had cried,'He is being led out for stoning, because he has practiced sorcery and led Israel astray and enticed them into apostasy. Whoever has anything to say in his defence, let him come and declare it.' As nothing was brought forward in his defence, he was hanged on Passover Eve."

That there is any mention of Jesus at all is unususal. As far as the Roman world was concerned, Jesus was a nobody who live in an insignificant province, sentenced to death by a minor procurator.

In conclusion we find the bible very accurate.

http://agards-bible-timeline.com/q9_historica...

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#1741 Dec 6, 2012
Stay off the apolgetic junk food websotes. You are amking an even bigger jackass out of yourself than usual.
Langoliers wrote:
<quoted text>
The following information is taken from a site dedicated to discoveries made by archaeologists working in and around present day Jerusalem.
Ostraca (inscribed potsherds) Over 100 ostraca inscribed in biblical Hebrew (in paleo-Hebrew script) were found in the citadel of Arad. This is the largest and richest collection of inscriptions from the biblical period ever discovered in Israel. The letters are from all periods of the citadel's existence, but most date to the last decades of the kingdom of Judah. Dates and several names of places in the Negev are mentioned, including Be'er Sheva.
Among the personal names are those of the priestly families Pashur and Meremoth, both mentioned in the Bible.(Jeremiah 20:1; Ezra 8:33) Some of the letters were addressed to the commander of the citadel of Arad, Eliashiv ben Ashiyahu, and deal with the distribution of bread (flour), wine and oil to the soldiers serving in the fortresses of the Negev. Seals bearing the inscription "Eliashiv ben Ashiyahu" were also found.
Some of the commander's letters (probably "file" copies) were addressed to his superior and deal with the deteriorating security situation in the Negev. In one of them, he gives warning of an emergency and requests reinforcements to be sent to another citadel in the region to repulse an Edomite invasion. Also, in one of the letters, the "house of YHWH" is mentioned. For more information go here http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Archaeology/...
Finally let’s look at Jesus. What evidence do we have the he existed? The Roman historian Tacitus writing between 115-117 A.D. had this to say:
"They got their name from Christ, who was executed by sentence of the procurator Pontius Pilate in the reign of Tiberius. That checked the pernicious superstition for a short time, but it broke out afresh-not only in Judea, where the plague first arose, but in Rome itself, where all the horrible and shameful things in the world collect and find a home." From his Annals, xv. 44.
Here is a pagan historian, hostile to Christianity, who had access to records about what happened to Jesus Christ. Mention of Jesus can also be found in Jewish Rabbinical writings from what is known as the Tannaitic period, between 70-200 A.D. In Sanhedrin 43a it says:
"Jesus was hanged on Passover Eve. Forty days previously the herald had cried,'He is being led out for stoning, because he has practiced sorcery and led Israel astray and enticed them into apostasy. Whoever has anything to say in his defence, let him come and declare it.' As nothing was brought forward in his defence, he was hanged on Passover Eve."
That there is any mention of Jesus at all is unususal. As far as the Roman world was concerned, Jesus was a nobody who live in an insignificant province, sentenced to death by a minor procurator.
In conclusion we find the bible very accurate.
http://agards-bible-timeline.com/q9_historica...

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#1742 Dec 6, 2012
Yes when one works for pay they accept the pay. Anything else I can help you with half wit?
Bud144-Angel wrote:
Atheist, when you work for someone that pays holiday pay for Christmas andeaster, do you take the pay? Do you just tell them to keep it. Or any other Christian holiday they claim.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

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#1743 Dec 6, 2012
Givemeliberty wrote:
So the bible mentions some places and people that existed. Yawn so does Gilgamesh an the odyssey.
<quoted text>
I've been to Kings Cross Station and it's mentioned repeatedly in Harry Potter. I guess this logic would mean that Harry Potter and all that magic is real?

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#1744 Dec 6, 2012
Yes proof positive the Harry Potter story is factually accurate and historically true. Spider-Man lives in NYC and what do you know? Not to mention all the athletes and presidents who have appeared in spiderman. It must have all happened.
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
I've been to Kings Cross Station and it's mentioned repeatedly in Harry Potter. I guess this logic would mean that Harry Potter and all that magic is real?

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Langoliers wrote:
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No you are completely miss stating your side of the argument. A lack of evidence is not proof.
I'm not talking about lack of evidence (though that IS evidence). I'm talking about contradictory evidence. Like the evidence showing that the Israelite culture was an offshoot of the Canaanites, not one that moved in from Egypt. Or the evidence that the Israelite kingdom was relatively small and unimportant, not the powerhouse the Bible describes. Or the evidence that the flood story is false.
Langoliers wrote:
I'm way beyond your silly arguments.
Yeah, you're so far "beyond" them that you can't refute them.

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#1746 Dec 7, 2012
Langoliers wrote:
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Biblical Data Is Historically Testable
And has been found to be historically incorrect numerous times.

Yes, it is an ancient document that mentions some peoples and places that did exist. It also contains a large amount of nonsense.

You can read a comic book about Spiderman living in NYC and Obama being the president. The references to NYC and Obama, which are real, do not make the stories about Spiderman real. None of the actual religious content in the Bible has been confirmed in any way, and most of it has been refuted (creation, Exodus, the flood, etc).

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