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Do you think some posters just get bored, search a topic they know nothing of in the Bible, quoteit, and debate without any knowledge of what they just read?


Asked by tiddliwinks at 7:14 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Some things in the Bible are symbolic and some literal. Why can't we take it that way instead of adding our own flavor by interpertating what we think God is trying to tell us. The Bible has surived many years of attack and has been re-written only to maintain the original context so our heavenly Father must be trying to tell us something. We need to just read it for what it is with open hearts and minds and pray for understanding.

    Answer by dgall3 at 9:11 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • no..they might, to start drama or get credit for asking..but not many people jump into the deep end of THIS pool without a life-vest.


    Answer by dullscissors at 7:32 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I think it's a little more than that. I think some people have certain prejudices and misconceptions that are the result of ignorance on some religious topics and they post it up for debate not out of simple boredom, but to try to find reassurance to those prejudices and misconceptions. The perfect example is those people who post about the Bible condoning slavery. They don't even know what the OT's definition of "slavery" is, they don't know what laws must be followed, they don't even know how a master was supposed to treat his slaves, they don't know under what conditions someone could become a slave. All they know is that slavery = very wrong because the only concept they have of it is the slavery of Africans by Europeans. So they post about it seeking reassurance that the Bible is indeed horrible and twisted because it supports something this disgusting when it doesn't.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:44 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • "Contrary to popular belief, not all opinions and interpretations are equally valid."

    While one who has done extensive studies of ancient texts of multiple religions will most definately have a different interpretation of gods word....I don't think anyone can say with 100% certainty that THEIR interpretation is more valid or more correct. They may have a better understanding of how people lived at the time the texts were written....BUT it is still ultimately their own interpretation of the words. ALL written word is open to interpretation.


    Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:43 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I'm just here for the points!

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:39 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • sharon, it also does not make them incorrect. I am in no way defending WBC, however... truth is subjective, and this is their truth as they believe it. That neither validates, or invalidates their interpretation of the text. Nor does it take precedence over another.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:46 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • IMHO, if more people were willing to shed the PCness to actually look at interpretations and arguments and be brave enough to come to a person and say "sorry, but you're wrong!" with actual data to back that up, we would have so much knowledge and understanding that we have now. It's our determination no to offend anyone and to be all inclusive and all respecting that prevents us from actually seeing that some people interpret things completely wrong.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:06 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • "some of us have vast knowledge of these texts, which is why we disagree with the delusional masses regarding their interpretations"

    That's an oxymoron. If you had "vast knowledge" as you think you do, then you wouldn't be calling us "delusional masses" but you would have an understanding as to WHY we believe that, even if you don't share that belief. Your derogatory and demeaning attitude just shows that you have minimal, not vast knowledge of those ideas.



    Answer by momto2boys973 at 9:09 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • i agree with dullscissors

    Answer by san78 at 4:19 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • The bible is open to interpretation.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:00 PM on Oct. 13, 2010