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A Bit Of A Hiatus But Finally Done It

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nailit | 20:03 Tue 30th Jun 2020 | Religion & Spirituality
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A bit of a hiatus (lockdown, work, personal things etc) but finally read the Bible all the way through, again!
How on earth can anybody read this mess and believe its the word of (any) God is beyond me.
Read about a 3rd of it and left of for a bit. (TBH the unrelenting slaughter was getting to me a bit) Picked up again and read whole books at a time. The contradictions alone had me questioning, never mind the bloodshed etc (That was before I got to the new Testament).
Then the New Testament accounts doent agree with each other.
I tried.
The bible is a crock.
Different books, Different authors, different theologies.

Modern church...
We'll try to reconcile them all and call it the bible...
Good luck with that one.

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I tried the Q'ran(English translation) and found it baffling because of contradictions (stuff like God is all-merciful and loving and will slay and damn those who disagree.) I think it (like the bible) requires a lot of cherry-picking in order to make it fit into the prejudices of the reader (or those of the holy righteous teacher of religion).
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Just read the Bible all the way through.
Its sick.

they were not meant to
agree
gospels I mean
or you wouldnt have four

and they were in commonlanguage showing they arent gods words ( but possibly inspired )
Well done.

How is your Mum?
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It was sick the first time that I read it cover to cover and its still sick the second time. (despite praying for it not to be so!)
Most christians have no idea what it contains.
Modern church actually says "its not a book, its a library"
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//Well done.

How is your Mum?//



Mums not to bad at the moment thanks mamy.
What does ''well done'' mean?

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//Modern church actually says "its not a book, its a library"//
Think I made that point....
You completed the challenge you set yourself.

I am glad to hear Mum is comfortable just now.
It's 66 different books written by many different authors. I think as a whole the Bible hangs together remarkably well.
The whole of the Old Testament is preparation for the coming of Jesus.
The New Testament is all about the new covenant God has made with mankind through Jesus.
As with any book not everyone will like it, but if you are looking for a book which describes the true nature of mankind and the true character of God, the Bible is it
(despite praying for it not to be so!)

Who were you praying to?
Some people have come out of it rather worse than others! Poor old Onan now finds his name a euphemism for bashing the bishop when, in fact, he was merely being a considerate lover by attempting to ensure that his coitus was interruptus:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onan
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//Who were you praying to?//
Behave Tilly!!!!
You know damn well what I meant :-)
I hope that, with all that time spent reading (and with no access to a barber), Nailit, you've not allowed your hair to become unkempt.

If you have, then remember that "you will die and the Lord will be angry with the whole community". [Leviticus 10:6]

;-)
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//but if you are looking for a book which describes the true nature of mankind and the true character of God, the Bible is it//

Not for me then thanks....
The God of the Bible is a nutter. If the TRUE character of God is revealed in the Bible then count me out thanks. He's a prick, war-monger, sadist, genocidelist, homophobic, sadist!

Id rather walk into hell willingly than worship that monstrosity.
Nailit, God has given you a choice. He wont force you to love Him.
If you dont accept Jesus you will walk into hell as you say, and you will stay there the whole of eternity
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Buen,
Thank god ;-) that I have a good supply of razors then!
Otherwise my block of flats might be at risk of Gods wrath.
Very strange deity....easily angered!
A tattoo, bit of pork, an item of clothing consistening of two different items will bring down his wrath.
Odd God!
Fiveleaves; would you think it a good thing if Nailit walked into hell and stayed there for eternity because he was too naughty to obey god?
Would you punish one of your creations like that?
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//Nailit, God has given you a choice. He wont force you to love Him.//
Fair enough...
//If you dont accept Jesus you will walk into hell//

Fiveleaves, I give my girlfriend a choice. I wont force her to love me.
If she doesnt accept me, she will walk into a hell.

Seems reasonable...
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Worship me or burn is not LOVE by anyone's standards.
That is an ultimatum.
And an ultimatum by an insecure being.

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