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just a question to the christians (not trying to start fights im honestly curious)

i have read the bible(im a satanist) and all i seemed to focus on is how many times it said "stoned to death", what i was thinking when i was reading through the bible was "wow...Satan's bible has no killing in it at all i wonder why so many people follow such a violent religion"

what are your thoughts on this?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • What is it that you want people to say here?
    misses_nick

    Answer by misses_nick at 3:34 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Satan's bible has no killing it it?? Seriously??
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:35 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Actually in those days, much like in Iran still to this day, Stoning was a form of punishment... Jesus walked in the days of the ROMANS who still practiced that, cutting off a hand if you steal, and the list goes on... wasn't a religous thing but things that happened in that era... whether you were Christian, Jew, Muslim, or a Satanist like you state you are... if you lived in those times, or in Eastern cultures today... you could be stoned to death
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 3:36 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I do not believe that God ordered the stoning of anyone.. The bible is also a historic book.. A recording of what people did in biblical times.. Not everything that happened in the bible was at God's prompting.. There are several examples of the laws of men in the bible, not just God's..
    ObiRenKenobi

    Answer by ObiRenKenobi at 3:36 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • yes satans bible no where in it says to kill a person for the way they are
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:36 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Youre talking about times long ago. Shoot even in the middle ages during King Henry VIII they were still violently killing people. We have evolved with the ages in the way we treat criminals. I believe the Bible is the word of God, but men or women took part in writing it and therefore wrote about what they knew. Today if they were writing it theyd say it was alright to shoot someone if they came to steal from you.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 3:38 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • The Satanic Bible (if you are talking about the book written by Anton Levay) was also a book writen by one man in modern times.. It's not a combination of letters, recordings, etc written throughout thousands of years of history.. There isn't a whole lot of 'this person did this at this time for this reason".. If that makes any sense..
    ObiRenKenobi

    Answer by ObiRenKenobi at 3:40 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Yes the Bible is a historic book and includes less than savory aspects of real life back then. The whole Law hangs on loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself. The stonings where not God directed. They where carried out by people that used the old testament law sinfully to achieve their means. If you read it then you know that Jesus fought with the Pharisees all the time because the distorted God's word.
    TaraK.

    Answer by TaraK. at 3:42 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I don't believe the stoning reflects God's will, but instead reflects the mentality and society of the time in which the text was written. It shows us the way they who wrote it understand issues like life, humanity, society, Divinity, etc, etc, and is therefore revealed to us through their limited way of perceiving and understanding the world and God. We have to understand this when we read it, which is why I'm not a Christian who believes in the infallibility or literalism of the Bible. It can reveal to us the way these people lived, thought, understood, and worshiped, but we have to understand how society has evolved from that point in our reading and understanding of the text. The truth that matters isn't wrapped up in talking about stoning or other unsavory issues, its in the character and love of God, and our call to love one another. That truth can be understood even if we overlook other areas of the text.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 4:06 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • The Bible is describing life in the first century. This is how people were often punished.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:27 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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