30 MAY 2015 by ideonexus

 The Bible is One Long Celebration of Violence

Like the works of Homer, the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was set in the late 2nd millennium BCE but written more than five hundred years later.12 But unlike the works of Homer, the Bible is revered today by billions of people who call it the source of their moral values. The world’s bestselling publication, the Good Book has been translated into three thousand languages and has been placed in the nightstands of hotels all over the world. Orthodox Jews kiss it with their prayer shawls; witn...
Folksonomies: immorality violence bible
Folksonomies: immorality violence bible
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Also mentions King Solomon and how his solution to carve a baby in half was horrific. The prostitutes must have known he was capable of doing it.

19 JAN 2013 by ideonexus

 Isaiah 2:4

He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.
Folksonomies: religion bible
Folksonomies: religion bible
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A passage arguing for peace, where "swords to plowshares" comes from.

18 MAY 2012 by ideonexus

 The Bible is Fallible, Nature is Not

For the holy Bible and the phenomena of nature proceed alike from the divine Word, the former as the dictate of the Holy Ghost and the latter as the observant executrix of God's commands. It is necessary for the Bible, in order to be accommodated to the understanding of every man, to speak many things which appear to differ from the absolute truth so far as the bare meaning of the words is concerned. But Nature, on the other hand, is inexorable and immutable; she never transgresses the laws i...
Folksonomies: nature bible reality scripture
Folksonomies: nature bible reality scripture
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Gallileo argues that we must accept what we see in Nature, even if it conflicts with the bible.

18 MAR 2012 by ideonexus

 Did Adam and Eve have Navels?

All other men, being born of woman, have a navel, by reason of the umbilical vessels inserted into it, which from the placenta carry nourishment to children in the womb of their mothers; but it could not be so with our first parents. It cannot be believed that God gave them navels which would have been altogether useless.
Folksonomies: bible creationism
Folksonomies: bible creationism
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The navel is a scar from the umbilical cord. So no; yet the pair is almost always depicted with belly buttons.

12 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Scripture Perverted Through Misinterpretation of "Logos"

But the reformation of these blasphemous attributes, and substitution of those more worthy, pure and sublime, seems to have been the chief object of Jesus in his discources to the Jews: and his doctrine of the Cosmogony of the world is very clearly laid down in the 3 first verses of the 1st. chapter of John, in these words, `{en arche en o logos, kai o logos en pros ton Theon kai Theos en o logos. `otos en en arche pros ton Theon. Panta de ayto egeneto, kai choris ayto egeneto ode en, o gegon...
Folksonomies: bible jesus scripture gospel
Folksonomies: bible jesus scripture gospel
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Jefferson argues that it means "reason," which makes much more sense in scripture than "word," which makes no sense.

03 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 The Bible was Like Wikipedia

The Bible can serve as a prototypical example. Like Wikipedia, the Bible’s authorship was shared, largely anonymous, and cumulative, and the obscurity of the individual authors served to create an oracle-like ambience for the document as “the literal word of God.” If we take a nonmetaphysical view of the Bible, it serves as a link to our ancestors, a window into human nature and our cultural origins, and can be used as a source of solace and inspiration. Someone who believes in a person...
Folksonomies: wikipedia bible wiki
Folksonomies: wikipedia bible wiki
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Written anonymously by many authors, which produced an oracle quality about it that allow it to become a tool for manipulation.

02 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Why "Origin of Species" was So Devastating

Yet with the growing public knowledge of geology and astronomy, and the recognition of ‘deep space’ and ‘deep time’, fewer and fewer men or women of education can have believed in a literal, Biblical six days of creation. However, science itself had yet to produce its own theory (or myth) of creation, and there was no alternative Newtonian Book of Genesis — as yet. That is why Darwin’s On the Origin of Species appeared so devastating when it was finally published in 1859. It was n...
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Before it's publication, science had no story of our origins to compete with the Bible.

02 JAN 2012 by ideonexus

 Byron's Don Juan and Controversy

However, on receiving an early copy of the first canto of Byron’s Don Juan in 1819, Banks was outraged. ‘I never read so Lascivious a performance. No woman here will Confess that she has read it. We hitherto considered his Lordship only as an Atheist without morals. We now must add to his respectable Qualifications that of being a Profligate.’16 Yet had Banks lived to read the tenth canto (1821), he might well have been amused by His Lordship’s nimble mockery of Newton and the story o...
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The poem pokes fun at Adam in the Garden of Eden, and predicts a hopeful future through science.

07 DEC 2011 by ideonexus

 1 Kings 20:10-12

10 Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful.” 11 The king of Israel answered, “Tell him: ‘One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.’” 12 Ben-Hadad heard this message while he and the kings were drinking in their tents,[a] and he ordered his men: “Prepare to attack.” So they prepared to attack the city.
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One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.

28 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Proverbs 6:6-8

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard;    consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander,    no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer    and gathers its food at harvest.
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Solomon commands to "look to the ant."