This might sound like a stupid question, but let me finish and hopefully my question will make more sense. I know you don't believe in god, but what are your feelings on the bible itself? Do you think all of it is completely made up, or do you believe there may be a chance that some incidents could be historically accurate, even if it's spun to seem more as a miracle. As an example, I was watching a show a while back on discovery channel about Sodom and Gomorrah. (that spelling looks off so forgive me). It showed archeological discovery of a buried city, with evidence this was biblical Sodom. Reminents of ash and burning, The city had been destroyed quickly and completely. It would take forever to go over the whole thing but the most convincing was a clay disc that had a map of the stars drawn on it, but one object that was mapped and indicated in fast motion they concluded was an asteroid, by using computer technology the backdated the star map, got an accurate trajectory of the object in question and hypothesised the asteroid fell to earth, exploded low in the atmosphere and rained debris on the city. In further research of the asteroid theory they they took glacial samples from all over the world, deep enought to go back to that time. Evidence showed an asteroid collision was very likely. So they took a bible story, used modern research and came up with evidence that this did happen, but by force of nature and not biblical wrath. So on one hand they seemed to confirm a bible story, yet discredit it from being miraculous. I have also seen and read about other bible stories being proven plausible by science, but plausible by hand of nature and not god. So,do you think it's possible the bible stories, or some of them, could be historically accurate but exaggerated and not envolving god or higher power at all?Or do you think it's all made up?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on May. 24, 2011 in Religious Debate
Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:30 AM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by Freela at 12:37 AM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:59 AM on May. 24, 2011
Since God created nature why wouldn't He use things that He knew would happen? Not just in this story but also the famine and others? What is key here is that He told someone what was going to happen. We also see this in other cultures, were a prophet is told that this or that will happen, if people don't change their ways. God or the Gods knew that we as humans are bull headed and obstinate so nature takes it course, people repent for a time then go back to what is easy. It's all through our history.
Answer by daps at 6:03 AM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:34 AM on May. 24, 2011
People back than did not understand how a lot of things worked. So they where a likely to say things they did not understand where a work of god. So yes I am sure that some of the stories did happen, but I feel they where natural in origin.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 8:15 AM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 8:16 AM on May. 24, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 8:24 AM on May. 24, 2011
Every mythology has some historical accuracy in it. They use real places that are familiar to them, events that have taken place and at times real people, but that doesn't make everything contained in it true.
Answer by IhartU at 8:26 AM on May. 24, 2011
I believe in God but not the Bible. It was written and compied by man. I believe there MAY be some events in the Bible that really happened and the men that wrote it and compiled it used those events to gain more control over the uneducated masses*.
As for the men that wrote it, they did not have the knowledge that we have today so they could believe that meteors were fire and brimestone being rained down up them by God.
*Before anyone's panties get in a bunch, please remember that during the time the Bible was compiled together, the majority of the population was uneducated and church officials used that to their advantage.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 8:26 AM on May. 24, 2011
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