I really don’t know where to put this. Great Debates? The Pit?
I am not talking about God here. Not at all. I’m opining about the bible, and how it relates to truth. Arguements about god do not apply, ok?
My granddaughter was raised a christian, and believes everything “they” told her about that old book.
A while back we were watching a program on PBS, and she said “Kinda hard to see how Noah got all those animals on the ark, huh grampa?” She’s asked me other, similar, questions. Leading questions. She asked me once if I believed Jesus was God. I told her I’ll talk about such things all she wants when she’s sixteen. And I will. She’s twelve now, and just starting to see the world outside her circle. I don’t want to lie to her, or to anyone else for that matter. Trouble is, all those nice (they are nice) christian folks do lie to her. And tell her that if she doesn’t believe, it’s because she lacks faith.
Ok, that’s part of what’s got me riled up. But it’s not just for her.
I just don’t see why people insist on presenting the bible as literal truth.
Lookit some of this stuff.
Genesis. Yeah, right. Every animal that’s here now and all those that are no longer around, was made in The Garden. In a week or so.
Noah’s ark. (I know, I know) And two of every one of these animals were put on this big ol’ boat and lived there in harmony for forty and forty. No problem with inbreeding either.
All that “abominable” stuff. There are some perfectly nice gay folks. No matter what our collective imagination conjures up.
All evidence contrary to the bible is put there by Satan.
Again, I am not denying the possible existance of a God.