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Reply to "Not a Sermon only a Thought"

skeldon_man posted:
ksazma posted:

You rearranged the words in your KJV citation above.

Ksaz bhai, I am not a religious guy, I get a lot out of watching the documentaries on American Heroes Channel. I don't even know which hindu god is which. The versions of the bible is Greek to me. I know both Judas and Mary Magdalene had gospels. It was also said that Mary was the wife of Jesus who had 2 sons.

Bai Skeldon_man, I am not religious either. However, I try to read up on things before I comment on them and it is through these research that I learn about the things that I comment on. The stories about Mary Magdalene being Jesus' wife is not supported by mainstream scholarship. However, what is undisputed are the discrepancies between the various versions of the Bible as well as between the various books of the same version of the Bible.

Keith mentioned above that "However, saying that God wrote the Bible does not mean He took pen in hand, grabbed some parchment, and physically wrote the text of Scripture. His “writing” of Scripture was not a physical action on His part. Rather, God’s authorship was accomplished through the process of inspiration, as human writers wrote God’s message." If what Keith says here is true, then there are three reasonable conclusions to the current state of the Bible with all of its inaccuracies and contradictions.

1.  If God inspired the writers of the Bible, then He must have a terrible memory.

2.  If it was not God's memory that is responsible, then the writers must not have been inspired at all but wrote of their own free will.

3.  If it was not God or the writers who screwed up royally, then it must be those who produced the current versions Bible.

So Keith can continue parading his sermon as not really a sermon but these facts he will not respond to without another long sermon. While nothing is wrong with someone conducting a sermon, one should be honest and not disguise it as not.

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