Just so you know I love the ancient writings and Stories. So here goes. If the oldest copy of Homers work The Odyssey and Iliad are from the 5th -6th century, but the earliest copy of the Bible is from around the 3rd? Why do we believe that the Homers work is the same after so many years, but not the Bible? That also goes for All the Stories of the Greek and Roman Gods. side question on that one, How do we know that Hera wasn't the head God and Zeus was just her lackey? No disrespect meant just wondering what others thought.
I don't believe it matters whether or not it's the same after centuries of writing and editing. The difference between Homer's Odyssey and the Holy Bible is that no one is asked to take the Odyssey to heart and believe it to be true, and to worship the author of it with unquestioning faith. No one is being told that they will go to hell if they don't believe in the Odyssey. As far as I know, no one has started wars over Homer's Odyssey or tried to make public policy over what's written within its pages.
Answer by jsbenkert at 7:32 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2011
I personally believe the bible is now different than it was in the 3rd century because of the Council of Nicaea. In case anyone doesn't know what this it, it was when a council of Christian Bishops gathered to make a uniform Christian doctrine. It actually was edited by these bishops in order to attain consensus. During this council is when they determined how to calculate the date of Easter and settled on what they believed the relationship was between Jesus and God. I just can't see the bible remaining intact after something like this.
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