Biblical (whatever)
Punisher

New York, NY

#1 Nov 18, 2012
Thought this was an interesting piece/article...found this passage especially so -

"...the Bible is not a position paper. The Bible is an ancient collection of letters, laws, poetry, proverbs, histories, prophecies, philosophy and stories spanning multiple genres and assembled over thousands of years in cultures very different from our own.

"When we turn the Bible into an adjective and stick it in front of another loaded word, we tend to ignore or downplay the parts of the Bible that don’t quite fit our preferences and presuppositions. In an attempt to simplify, we force the Bible’s cacophony of voices into a single tone and turn a complicated, beautiful, and diverse holy text into a list of bullet points we can put in a manifesto or creed. More often than not, we end up more committed to what we want the Bible to say than what it actually says."
Punisher

New York, NY

#2 Nov 18, 2012
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#3 Nov 18, 2012
1:50 pm, Sunday, November 18, 2012:
RE: Biblical (whatever)
..... You know that, but others reading this may NOT know this: I regard the bible as nothing more than a bunch of books collected together. At one time what we now call "church services" used to be the only education (indoctrination?) people got on one day per week, and they had textbooks that, all together, later were bound into one book now called bible...... Then someone apparently suggested it will sell better if people would be made to believe that God dictated these books. Lots of money has been earned selling bibles, many books about bibles, and about what is contained in their many versions.
21st century Socrates

Columbia, CA

#4 Nov 18, 2012
You two dingbats are like a couple of monkeys trying to explain a Coke bottle.

Keep it coming dorfs, It's funny stuff.

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#5 Nov 18, 2012
21st century Socrates wrote:
You two dingbats are like a couple of monkeys trying to explain a Coke bottle.
Keep it coming dorfs, It's funny stuff.
Destroying your toilet in the morning as you 'do your duty'.. THAT's funny stuff! Doest it just 'pop' under the weight?
21st century Socrates

Columbia, CA

#6 Nov 18, 2012
Troth for Leogere wrote:
<quoted text>Destroying your toilet in the morning as you 'do your duty'.. THAT's funny stuff! Doest it just 'pop' under the weight?
Are you drunk or just crazy?
You're not only incoherent, you can't even spell.

Why are you fixated on toilet activity, you pervert?
You got some kind of weird sexual fetish that involves feces?
Are you into coprophilia or coprophagia, you shit gobbler?

You're probably deteriorating from some of the diseases that can be passed via the fecal-oral route.

Go clean up your act,...CREEP!

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7 Nov 18, 2012
21st century Socrates wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you drunk or just crazy?
You're not only incoherent, you can't even spell.
Why are you fixated on toilet activity, you pervert?
You got some kind of weird sexual fetish that involves feces?
Are you into coprophilia or coprophagia, you shit gobbler?
You're probably deteriorating from some of the diseases that can be passed via the fecal-oral route.
Go clean up your act,...CREEP!
My goodness did you ever choose the wrong nic.

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#8 Nov 18, 2012
21st century Socrates wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you drunk or just crazy?
You're not only incoherent, you can't even spell.
Why are you fixated on toilet activity, you pervert?
You got some kind of weird sexual fetish that involves feces?
Are you into coprophilia or coprophagia, you shit gobbler?
You're probably deteriorating from some of the diseases that can be passed via the fecal-oral route.
Go clean up your act,...CREEP!
You sure have a 'constitutional' obsession with fecal matter.. you must be an ancient codger that spends most of her time on the crapper. not much else to do in Stockton is there? Is that what your daily 'business' is?

sad existence.. sad! Diapers might help ya out but i doubt they carry your size. Elephants normally dont wear them but they will 'destroy' toilets!

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#9 Nov 18, 2012
21st century Socrates wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you drunk or just crazy?
You're not only incoherent, you can't even spell.
Why are you fixated on toilet activity, you pervert?
You got some kind of weird sexual fetish that involves feces?
Are you into coprophilia or coprophagia, you shit gobbler?
You're probably deteriorating from some of the diseases that can be passed via the fecal-oral route.
Go clean up your act,...CREEP!
*this sort of thing is sure to draw folks closer to being interest in being a Christian and filling up our half empty churches. Yeah, that's the ticket*

~sigh~

“ ILKS r kewl ”

Since: Apr 09

Conch republic

#10 Nov 18, 2012
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>My goodness did you ever choose the wrong nic.
with so many that she has used in the past... the choices are dryin up!

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#11 Nov 18, 2012
Punisher wrote:
Thought this was an interesting piece/article...found this passage especially so -
"...the Bible is not a position paper. The Bible is an ancient collection of letters, laws, poetry, proverbs, histories, prophecies, philosophy and stories spanning multiple genres and assembled over thousands of years in cultures very different from our own.
"When we turn the Bible into an adjective and stick it in front of another loaded word, we tend to ignore or downplay the parts of the Bible that don’t quite fit our preferences and presuppositions. In an attempt to simplify, we force the Bible’s cacophony of voices into a single tone and turn a complicated, beautiful, and diverse holy text into a list of bullet points we can put in a manifesto or creed. More often than not, we end up more committed to what we want the Bible to say than what it actually says."
And the key being the:

"More often than not, we end up more committed to what we want the Bible to say than what it actually says."

As that's all most Christians do, make up whatever sh*t they want it to say. Then CLAIM the 'magic spirit" thingy "guided" them to this or that interpretation that just so happens to reflect their inherent nature of being either good, bad, or just plain evil. Sadly, most of the self proclaimed "Christians" misuse the book of lies to self aggrandize themselves and hate others.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#12 Nov 18, 2012
21st century Socrates wrote:
You two dingbats are like a couple of monkeys trying to explain a Coke bottle.
Keep it coming dorfs, It's funny stuff.
What's up Doc?
Job

United States

#13 Nov 19, 2012
Punisher wrote:
Thought this was an interesting piece/article...found this passage especially so -
"...the Bible is not a position paper. The Bible is an ancient collection of letters, laws, poetry, proverbs, histories, prophecies, philosophy and stories spanning multiple genres and assembled over thousands of years in cultures very different from our own.
"When we turn the Bible into an adjective and stick it in front of another loaded word, we tend to ignore or downplay the parts of the Bible that don’t quite fit our preferences and presuppositions. In an attempt to simplify, we force the Bible’s cacophony of voices into a single tone and turn a complicated, beautiful, and diverse holy text into a list of bullet points we can put in a manifesto or creed. More often than not, we end up more committed to what we want the Bible to say than what it actually says."
I think there's truth to this. I think it's a mistake though for anyone to assume that the entire Bible cannot contain books/words inspired by God because it's a collectionf of books with multiple styles; or that God wouldn't inspire a writer at all whether or singular or collective.

While some theologians are debating over doctrine, and others are questioning the Bible's authenticity; a number of people get the message from simple verses that tell us of God's love. This will never stop as long as the Bible exists on Earth as we know it. That simple message resounds in the hearts of many whether uneducated, or well-learned. Once that simple fact is understood, we can go on from there.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#14 Nov 19, 2012
Job wrote:
<quoted text>
I think there's truth to this. I think it's a mistake though for anyone to assume that the entire Bible cannot contain books/words inspired by God because it's a collectionf of books with multiple styles; or that God wouldn't inspire a writer at all whether or singular or collective.
While some theologians are debating over doctrine, and others are questioning the Bible's authenticity; a number of people get the message from simple verses that tell us of God's love. This will never stop as long as the Bible exists on Earth as we know it. That simple message resounds in the hearts of many whether uneducated, or well-learned. Once that simple fact is understood, we can go on from there.
Speaking from my own spiritual experiences, Bahahahahahahaha...

God would NEVER write or "inspire" others to write such inane convoluted spiritual less crap.

I've said it before, and it needs to be said again, the real God always gives me spiritual answers in a clear and concise manner. And even allows my soul to experience things if it helps for a clearer understanding. He never would give me garbage like that in the book of lies. That is entirely the work of evil men.

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