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Religious Question..Non Christians....

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:24 AM
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 For Non Christians...Do you/have you ever read the Bible??...I have read...most...of it....I own 2.....Even though I am Wicca I believe the Bible is an important work of literature that has changed and shaped parts of the world and history and believe it important to know what it says....Even though I do not believe it...

Any one else feel like this???





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by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:24 AM
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SamiJ18
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:25 AM

I have read the bible.  I also plan on reading the books of many other religions as well instead of just reading about the religion itself.  I just need to be able to afford it because those books can get kind of pricey :(

AudlyLuvly
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:26 AM

I have read the bible.  I don't believe in any of it, but i've read it.  Mainly because of the art world, and the signifigance it has had in art history.


SaToJeKaBe
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:26 AM

Yes.  Agnostic here, and I have been studying religion and the bible for a few years now.  I am currently following a bible-in-a-year reading schedule, and in a couple weeks I will have read all the way through the Old Testament.  I should be done with the entire bible by April.  It's fascinating.  :) 

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ballerina18
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:27 AM

I am an atheist, but I have read/ studied the entire bible numerous times. In fact, I think I have read more Christian/ Religion books than I have atheist books. I think it is important to be informed on both side of the debate. Unfortunately, I haven't met very many Christians who are willing to read atheist books.


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tha-hawt-mommie
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:27 AM

my son got one as a gift ... it has his name on the cover , really cute ... and no i never even opened it lol


KT9105
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 1:29 AM

I have read the Bible and I agree it's a great literary work. 

On a semi-related note - the reason I feel it's an important literary work is the difference in language used in the Bible versus modern English.  It's like reading Shakespeare, makes you think.  Unfortunately I don't see this sticking around.  I saw at Barned & Noble there's a section of Shakespeare books written in plain English.  I serisouly wanted to cry, reading Shakespeare is something everyone should be subjected to.  Not in plain English, in Shakespearean English, it ruins it to be in plain English imo.

im23vaughn
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:10 AM

I have read the Bible. I think it is a great book. Teaches a lot of principles. I don't believe the whole book. But before I speak on something I like to know about it.

babie113
by Ruby Member on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:12 AM

same here

Quoting im23vaughn:

I have read the Bible. I think it is a great book. Teaches a lot of principles. I don't believe the whole book. But before I speak on something I like to know about it.



hisbabybat
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:16 AM

 Our views there sound quite similar :)

I'm Wiccan, as well (though in a very eclectic sense). I have read the bible twice (once during childhood, once later in life), the satanic bible, the qu'ran, many hindu and buddhist writings and quite a few books on paganism in general :). I have always loved studying religions and various beliefs and generally feel that pretty much all of them have something of value to offer.

The teachings of Christ in and of themselves are wonderful moral ideals for anyone- it's many of the Christians themselves that twist them up.

                       "People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."

BaisMom
by on Jan. 18, 2010 at 2:25 AM

Atheist here. I have read the bible a number of times, I was raised in a christian family.

I think it's important to know about the bible. It's constantly shoved in our faces, so I think that's it's important for me as a nonbeliever to know what I am up against.


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