The Bible: Fact or fallacy?

The Bible: Fact or fallacy?

There are 8 comments on the News24 story from Jan 2, 2013, titled The Bible: Fact or fallacy?. In it, News24 reports that:

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Cockaleekie

Old Lyme, CT

#1 Jan 2, 2013
OK. This guy is insane. The authorities should make sure he doesn't have access to weapons or explosives. The very first refuge of sad, dead-certain, cracked, angry people is religion. When you get a guy so far gone that he begins to enumerate chapter and verse as proof of this prophecy and that, including, please note, the "existence of UFOs" -- well, Houston, we got a problem. Of course people will believe what they want -- freedom of belief and worship is all in the head anyway -- but powerful and very scary pathologies are so often expressed as nutsy religious ideation. I hope that some good samaritan reads this and offers help to this character. And if not, I hope someone keeps an eye on him because he's a debacle waiting to happen.
Maniac

Chambly, Canada

#2 Jan 2, 2013
It never ceases to amaze me how evolutionist minded people tie their knickers in a knot when creationalists make statements supporting their views yet tie their knickers in another knot if their views are criticized. There still is no proof for either except their faith based foundations.
Cockaleekie

Old Lyme, CT

#3 Jan 2, 2013
Maniac wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how evolutionist minded people tie their knickers in a knot when creationalists make statements supporting their views yet tie their knickers in another knot if their views are criticized. There still is no proof for either except their faith based foundations.
Are you feckin' crazy?
Cockaleekie

Old Lyme, CT

#4 Jan 2, 2013
Maniac wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how evolutionist minded people tie their knickers in a knot when creationalists make statements supporting their views yet tie their knickers in another knot if their views are criticized. There still is no proof for either except their faith based foundations.
Or just a feckin' moron?
Steve

United States

#5 Jan 2, 2013
I've seen a number of similar studies and find them fascinating. To my knowledge there haven't been any studies that disprove them. I know of two well-funded and totally independent studies going on right now, one in Isreal and another in Egypt, and as I understand it the further they go the more they're finding. They include similar studies on the Koran and other religions books, though no results had been published a couple of years ago, which was the last time I checked. Their thoughts were that for these types of studies to be valid they need to be completed on more than just one religions writings - If the Bible is truly the word of God then it'll stand alone. From what I've seen it appears that it does.
Steve

United States

#6 Jan 2, 2013
Maniac wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me how evolutionist minded people tie their knickers in a knot when creationalists make statements supporting their views yet tie their knickers in another knot if their views are criticized. There still is no proof for either except their faith based foundations.
I'm more and more concerned about the radical divisions on so many issues and the attacks made on people who think differently. We used to celebrate discussion and differences a lot more than we do these days. We need the growth and discoveries that come to society from discussion and understanding.
Louis

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jan 2, 2013
Gunther has a right to his opinions, which are that the Bible is, quite literally, the Word of God. Never minding the fact that this Word has been translated, edited, abridged, lost, and found through dozens of languages, in many different written forms, over several centuries. Yet he is allowed to believe that through all of the changes it has never suffered a single transcription error and is still, verbatim, the Word. That's his right.
What bugs me is to see a religious opinion piece covered as if it were news.
Cockaleekie

Old Lyme, CT

#8 Jan 2, 2013
Steve wrote:
I've seen a number of similar studies and find them fascinating. To my knowledge there haven't been any studies that disprove them. I know of two well-funded and totally independent studies going on right now, one in Isreal and another in Egypt, and as I understand it the further they go the more they're finding. They include similar studies on the Koran and other religions books, though no results had been published a couple of years ago, which was the last time I checked. Their thoughts were that for these types of studies to be valid they need to be completed on more than just one religions writings - If the Bible is truly the word of God then it'll stand alone. From what I've seen it appears that it does.
Has somebody salted this site with stupid/crazy bait? I've never heard such drivel. Did any of you read the actual article? Sure he's "entitled to his opinion" (this is the ultimate wishy-washy ignoramus phrase), but in fact it's not what we commonly call an "opinion." The guy is psychotic. Religion is completely wacky. It's Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Taken to an extreme it stops being angel decals on car windows and praying hands coffee mugs and starts being statements about how prophecy explains UFOs and not far after that you get radical zealots in armed camps marrying children and doling out poisoned kool-aid. It's real. It happens. And the guy who wrote this article is way more than half-way there. Oh, he's entitled to his opinion alright, but don't forget that he's also entitled to carry an assault rifle.

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