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Poll: Have you ever read the Bible?
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Never
1.61%
1 1.61%
Bits and Pieces
27.42%
17 27.42%
Most of it
24.19%
15 24.19%
I have read the full bible
46.77%
29 46.77%
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Enlighten Yourselves
#41
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
(March 8, 2015 at 3:38 am)warrior02 Wrote: All I ask of you guys here, is to read a bible.

All I ask of you is to read a science book. Any science book.

Will you do it? Methinks not.
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#42
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
(March 9, 2015 at 11:55 am)SteelCurtain Wrote: He gone.

Too bad. This one could have been a veritable fount of humor. Angel
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#43
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
(March 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm)SnakeOilWarrior Wrote:
(March 8, 2015 at 6:22 am)Lucanus Wrote: Read it - it's a ridiculous pile of ancient myths and fairy tales. It truly is a miracle that there are people who believe in it... Or it's just a testament to the ridiculous extent of human stupidity.

Here's the thing. Even the minority of christers who actually have read the buy-bull haven't actually read it, not the way books are supposed to be read. First, mum & dad convinced them there's this guy in the sky called gawd. Then they get a childrens buy-bull with most of the truly horrific bits left out. Then, when they finally graduate to a full, grown-up buy-bull they get a priest/pastor/minister/shaman/medicine man giving them a study guide and having them read it out of order and out of context, giving them the context required by their particular brand of faith.

Haha! Yeah, can you imagine if you needed years of indoctrination before you could read little bits of Lord of the Rings out of context and then call it a story? Oh boy, it would be funny if it wasn't such a living tragedy.
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#44
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
(March 8, 2015 at 4:35 am)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(March 8, 2015 at 4:30 am)Vox Populi Wrote: The best thing I ever did was read the bible. To confirm my belief that is a book of hatred. Sure... There are a few good parts but all the fire and gloom and how I am damned to hell... not my cup of tea. I instead retired my bible to the "fiction" side of my personal library... Where it is collecting dust....

What is with gods night long erotic wrestle with Jacob?

Long story short?
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#45
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
Read cover to cover. More than once, different versions. Taught it to 3rd graders, then adults.

Never again.
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#46
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
Read it.

Read it again.

Rejected it.
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#47
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
And look, he hasn't come back: "read your bible!" and then out. Like we've never heard such stunningly insightful advice before. Rolleyes
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#48
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
(March 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm)Esquilax Wrote: And look, he hasn't come back: "read your bible!" and then out. Like we've never heard such stunningly insightful advice before. Rolleyes

"But if you just read the bible with an open heart, you'll believe."

"If you just call out to Jesus he will answer, I guarantee you!"

How many variations have we all heard over the years?
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#49
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
*warrior02 goes to his church friends

"Guys, all I asked them to do was read the Bible, and they just jumped all down my throat. Those atheists are just so mean and dismissive!"

Presumptuous jackass.
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#50
RE: Enlighten Yourselves
(March 8, 2015 at 3:38 am)warrior02 Wrote: All I ask of you guys here, is to read a bible. For me, the bible personally enlightened me and reinforces my religion. Instead of retaining your knowledge by what you hear from Christians, actually read the scriptures that the religion is based off of.

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my god, where have you been sir?!? This is the first time we've EVER heard such a thing.
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