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Is it possible that desert nomads from over 3000 years ago, and alleged disciples from 2000 years ago, didn't know what they were talking about?

In other words, is it possible that the bible (among other religious texts) is false, or at least inaccurate?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Mar. 21, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (17)
  • Many of the nomadic Israelites couldn't even WRITE, let alone write the truth. Mythology is mythology. It is neither truth nor is it without error. In fact, I can send a nice long list of errors and contradictions from the bible to anyone who has the guts to request it.

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:37 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Absolutely.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 3:20 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • LMAO YES! The bible is like the news...we don't know how accurate it is.

    Answer by Imogine at 3:22 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Nope. They were even more educated than we are today... The word of god is infallible! *rolls eyes*

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:22 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Yup, but you'll be hard pressed to find a christian admit that. Especially those that take the Bible as "Literal truth"

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:22 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • It's funny - I've been working on DS's family tree lately. The town where DH's family is from had an honest to goodness feud for about 20 years - the kind where people get killed walking home from the store and the governor had to call in the military to get the town back under control. There are TONS of newspaper accounts of all kinds of things that went on, ambushes, assassinations, conspiracies. And then there are a few books written by people who were actually there and involved. The newspapers exaggerated for dramatic effect. They took random little things that had nothing to do with it and creatively speculated that it was about the feud (at one point, a man died when he went from being inside a moving train to outside the moving train. No proof if he jumped, fell or was pushed, no proof of anything but a dead body, but the paper speculates it was feud related). Doubt the need to overdramatize was invented here.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 3:31 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • If they had made it all up, they had paid for it with their lives and deaths. Which would bring up the question as to why they had to pay with their lives and deaths? If it were a made up story to give people hope why is hope a threat to mankind to where anyone who wants to share that hope has to die for it's message? Can you answer me that? Because all of the other faiths of the ancients did not rebel with each other. Everyone was fine with pretty much any kind of worship, but worship of one creator who loves and required everyone to share that love for him, and fellow man. I have also found the scriptures to be accurate, and insightful. Anyone who wants to see the truth it contains just has to admit they don't know it all and ask Yahweh, which I can understand is hard for people to do when they think they know everything. Yahweh bless.

    Answer by Daphna28 at 3:37 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Sure anything is possible, but more likely that people who have no belief in God are really denying the obvious hand of God of nature. 


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:37 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • Ahem, hope often threatens those in power. especially when those in power are oppresive to those beneath their status. Religion is often a very powerful political tool used to enslave others.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:42 PM on Mar. 21, 2010

  • anything is possible

    Answer by jbirchard at 3:46 PM on Mar. 21, 2010