(1st I'm not particularly religious to begin with)
I don't understand this concept. I don't understand why anyone who followed the Bible would think this is a good idea...my way of thinking is if you REALLY wanted to know what the Bible actually said; you'd learn the language it was originally written in. I don't understand how it's still the "word of God" if man has changed it and massaged it into modern meanings...
Isn't the fact that this happens fairly regularly proof that the Bible is and always has been written by men and is not divine in itself? That while it might be a good framework to learn from it should not be taken literally?
And btw how many versions of the Bible are there anyway (more proof of man's interference)...and what do you think about the sections left out way back in Nicaea?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by HomeschoolingJa at 10:44 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
OP Here: to HomeschoolingJa
No "Ms. Snotty-pants" I don't personally; but I'm not trying to follow the Bible literally either! And how hard would it be to learn? There are oh IDK about 15 million speakers world wide...what point are you trying to make?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
Answer by army_wife2000 at 10:55 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
Answer by HomeschoolingJa at 10:59 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
Ok because you weren't trying to be a smart aleck with your response. Whatever you say...
Uh thanks; I guess???
Only two replies so far and neither bothered to actually respond to the questions...so much for a discussion this evening...
Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
Answer by okmanders at 11:38 PM on Sep. 1, 2009
there is too much possibility for error in the translation of the Bible. but that doesnt mean that everything in it is pointless or un-divine, just that it shouldnt be taken so literally. i feel one should really look into the context of the books, when they were written, why, & to who.
That was what I was trying to get at; THANK YOU for joining the discussion! lol
I guess I kind of feel like if we expect students to learn Old English to properly appreciate and enjoy Shakespeare; why would some feel it's acceptable to "update" or "modernize" the Bible?!? Shouldn't those being taught to follow it be taught to do so in the most un-adulterated form?
Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 AM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by Laura2U at 12:28 AM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:50 AM on Sep. 2, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:54 AM on Sep. 2, 2009