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What makes the Bible/Qu'ran any different than the other collections of myths throughout history?

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 Yes, I'm asking a religious question. Either answer it or don't but if you feel the need to insult me about it- then don't waste your time and just move on.

 I have asked this question numerous time in the 6 years I've been on CM and the only answer I've ever gotten was 'faith'.

 I don't accept that response- it answers nothing.

 There HAS to be something in that particuar collection of stories that is different which would make it true while all others 'myths' are not. What do you see when reading the bible that you don't see in other- even older religions that makes you believe it to be real/true while denying the others and calling them man-made myths?

 

 

by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM


Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting Sekirei:

I have no idea. I want to believe it is simply the number of people that believe.

Then again, I follow a path many believe to be long dead

 This has always intrigued me as well. You would think if people wanted to believe in a god (s) (esses), they would believe in the oldest ones known. Wouldn't those be the originals and the others that came after, the imitators?

Changing times ... as people became more advanced and able to meet others from different lands, some realized that there was no possible way that all of these deities existed (though, there is always a chance right?) So, they had to find a common bond, maybe to help with trade or the like. 

Or, someone could be become drunk off their asses and came up with it. Who knows? Mum always told me that it was the ancients way of explaining things they did not understand. 

GLWerth
by Gina on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Well, a couple of us have said that they aren't any different, except in the eyes of their adherents. That's an answer, but I suspect you were hoping for answers from the more religious folk.  


Quoting IhartU:

 Has there been one reply yet that actually tries to answer my question?


 

muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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You dont want to be insulted for asking a question that is insulting to people who believe in these books? Ha

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Nothing.

What makes the Bible/Qu'ran any different than the other collections of myths throughout history?

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:54 PM


Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:

Wow. You have made enough anti religion posts, that I have changed my mind and decided to become Atheist.   

You obviously think any religion is a myth, so why keep poking at it?

 Didn't answer my question.

 Move along.

You posted the Christian challenge right, where Christians were supposed to deny being Christian by wearing an Atheist shirt for a week, right?

If you don't believe in religion at all, there is nothing any one could possibly say to you that would be an answer. 


  I posted an article that someone ELSE wrote. I didn't make up the challenge myself.

 Am I just supposed to not post any religious articles that appear in news feeds because well... I don't believe in god? It's NEWS, it's a CURRENT EVENT  and it's a HOT TOPIC.  I don't JUST post religious things, you know,  but everyone sure has tunnel vision and thinks I do.

 As for the answer. It's a simple question that any believer can answer. They can make me a list of items contained in the bible compared to other myths that shows how one is real while the other is not. Telling me 'I have faith' and that's why it's real and the other myths are not is not an un-answer.

Don't get sucked into these discussions.  People are just making things up because they do not have an answer for your excellent question:

What makes the Bible/Qu'ran any different than the other collections of myths throughout history?

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM


Quoting AlekD:

The difference is that the Bible and Koran profess to be direct revelation from God, as spoken through prophets. Other collections of myths were written by people who conciously made the decision to sit down and write some myths for allegorical moral instruction. Whether you agree with them or not, the authors of the Bible and Koran believed themselves to be transmitting the actual words of God.

What about people who wrote about ancient Gods and Goddesses?  Those people thought those gods were real and were really speaking to them as well.

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM


Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:

Wow. You have made enough anti religion posts, that I have changed my mind and decided to become Atheist.   

You obviously think any religion is a myth, so why keep poking at it?

 Didn't answer my question.

 Move along.

You posted the Christian challenge right, where Christians were supposed to deny being Christian by wearing an Atheist shirt for a week, right?

If you don't believe in religion at all, there is nothing any one could possibly say to you that would be an answer. 


  I posted an article that someone ELSE wrote. I didn't make up the challenge myself.

 Am I just supposed to not post any religious articles that appear in news feeds because well... I don't believe in god? It's NEWS, it's a CURRENT EVENT  and it's a HOT TOPIC.  I don't JUST post religious things, you know,  but everyone sure has tunnel vision and thinks I do.

 As for the answer. It's a simple question that any believer can answer. They can make me a list of items contained in the bible compared to other myths that shows how one is real while the other is not. Telling me 'I have faith' and that's why it's real and the other myths are not is not an un-answer.

I think that's the same attitude the baker lady had when she was posting all the bad Muslim posts.  Its the exact same mentality.


  So what? She's not supposed to post articles showing the bad side of Islam because it might hurt a Muslim's feelings? If it's in the news and it's happening or if it's someone opinion, why not post about it? Should we all ignore it instead?

 How about religious people stop doing stupid ass shit and then there would BE no more negative articles about it? How about they stop fighting, killing, sticking their beliefs in the Government and do only good, postive things and then we can all post nice articles?

Amen!!!

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM


Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting IhartU:

 

Quoting tooptimistic:

Wow. You have made enough anti religion posts, that I have changed my mind and decided to become Atheist.   

You obviously think any religion is a myth, so why keep poking at it?

 Didn't answer my question.

 Move along.

You posted the Christian challenge right, where Christians were supposed to deny being Christian by wearing an Atheist shirt for a week, right?

If you don't believe in religion at all, there is nothing any one could possibly say to you that would be an answer. 


  I posted an article that someone ELSE wrote. I didn't make up the challenge myself.

 Am I just supposed to not post any religious articles that appear in news feeds because well... I don't believe in god? It's NEWS, it's a CURRENT EVENT  and it's a HOT TOPIC.  I don't JUST post religious things, you know,  but everyone sure has tunnel vision and thinks I do.

 As for the answer. It's a simple question that any believer can answer. They can make me a list of items contained in the bible compared to other myths that shows how one is real while the other is not. Telling me 'I have faith' and that's why it's real and the other myths are not is not an un-answer.

I think that's the same attitude the baker lady had when she was posting all the bad Muslim posts.  Its the exact same mentality.


  So what? She's not supposed to post articles showing the bad side of Islam because it might hurt a Muslim's feelings? If it's in the news and it's happening or if it's someone opinion, why not post about it? Should we all ignore it instead?

 How about religious people stop doing stupid ass shit and then there would BE no more negative articles about it? How about they stop fighting, killing, sticking their beliefs in the Government and do only good, postive things and then we can all post nice articles?


eye rolling

  You need to stop rolling your eyes and answer my damn question instead. Or can't you? Won't even try and instead rather attack and insult me like a bitch? 

  

 

The Bible is the written Word of God.  It is not a fable with a moral attached. The Bible is not a Myth.



Which Bible?

12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:02 PM

 


Quoting futureshock:


Quoting AlekD:

The difference is that the Bible and Koran profess to be direct revelation from God, as spoken through prophets. Other collections of myths were written by people who conciously made the decision to sit down and write some myths for allegorical moral instruction. Whether you agree with them or not, the authors of the Bible and Koran believed themselves to be transmitting the actual words of God.

What about people who wrote about ancient Gods and Goddesses?  Those people thought those gods were real and were really speaking to them as well.

What writings are you referring to about ancient gods and goddesses?

 

ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:03 PM

I think its a very interesting question. I would love to see genuine answers but unfortunately anytime you ask about religion or beliefs, its "bashing".

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