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Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
The case for god is a bad one. No evidence has been presented. Christians claim "The Bible is evidence!" when I can demonstrate, it is not.
The Bible is...
1: Contradictory:
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. (MAT 27:5)
With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. (ACT 1:18)

In the twenty-sixth year (26th) of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years. (1KI 16:6-8)
In the six and thirtieth year (36th) of the reign of Asa Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah. (2CH 16:1) (This could be chalked up to a translation error)

"And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham." (GEN 22:1)
"Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man." (JAS 1:13)
2: Immoral: (NOTE:Immoral implies that God can't be all loving/omnibenevolent when he is committing atrocities, which makes the bible's description of god inaccurate.)
“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately.  “But all the girls who have not known man intimately, spare for yourselves," (NUM 31:15-18).

"If any man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or his mother, and when they chastise him, he will not even listen to them,  then his father and mother shall seize him, and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gateway of his home town.  "And they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey us, he is a glutton and a drunkard.’  "Then all the men of his city shall stone him to death; so you shall remove the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear of it and fear," (DEU 21:18-21)

"Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day. And those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the congregation; and they put him in custody because it had not been declared what should be done to him. Then the Lord said to Moses, "The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp." So all the congregation brought him outside the camp, and stoned him to death with stones, just as the Lord had commanded Moses." (NUM 15:32-36)
3: Ridiculous:
"Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. "But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark--you and your sons and your wife, and your sons' wives with you. "And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. "Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. "As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them." Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did. (GEN 6:17-22)

Then God commanded, “Let the water be filled with many kinds of living beings, and let the air be filled with birds.”  So God created the great sea monsters, all kinds of creatures that live in the water, and all kinds of birds. And God was pleased with what he saw. He blessed them all and told the creatures that live in the water to reproduce and to fill the sea, and he told the birds to increase in number.  Evening passed and morning came—that was the fifth day. (GEN1:20-23) (This account contradicts with a later account, which says God makes beasts after man.) (This account implies god made everything to it's kind. We know this is false because of the Theory of Evolution.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah5xFMYbP4s

The bible isn't evidence for anything other than the knowledge and writing skills of desert dwellers in past times.

If you have an example of the bible being ridiculous, immoral, or contradictory, reply with the verse(s) and I will add it.
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
You do know that there are over 600 documented contradictory passages, right?  Listing all of them here would take some time.   Rolleyes
"The family that prays together...is brainwashing their children."- Albert Einstein
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
(31st March 2016, 11:39)drfuzzy Wrote: You do know that there are over 600 documented contradictory passages, right?  Listing all of them here would take some time.   Rolleyes

I am aware of this, I only listed three for the time being.
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
The Bible isn't evidence because nobody knows who wrote it, most of their claims aren't backed up by corroborating evidence, and it requires personal revelation to believe the bullshit. Personal Revelation is just a fancy term for 'confirmation bias'
The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to woman is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
and an eternal and unchanging 'God' has inspired, just in the christer orbit alone, 78,000 sects

Even 2 would call that particular 'God' theory into question . . .

Seems like the christers have done all the heavy lifting for us, bless their little hearts.
the belief that seven nails were used to crucify Jesus Christ; three on Maundy Thursday, and four on Good Friday

RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
The Quran nor Bhagavad Gita, or Vedas, nor Torah or Talmud nor Buddha nor Book of Mormon, ect ect ect are evidence for anything, besides a history of humans making up those claims and others blindly swallowing them.

Humans make up gods and religions, nothing more.
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
It isn't evidence, because it's actually the claim, isn't it?
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
If you look at the intellectual level of the morons who do believe it that gives you a window into its historical reliability, too.

Stupid people believe stupid shit.  That explains the bible's endurance.
RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
Even if it was evidence, it would be one more reason for me to steer clear of the whole religion. Trying to convince me they're worshipping a real evil fucker rather than an imaginary one doesn't do them any favours.

Of course, it's not evidence of anything except that people could write some stuff down. It offers some interesting insights about what society might have been like back then.
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RE: Why the bible ISN'T evidence.
(31st March 2016, 11:50)Mister Agenda Wrote: It isn't evidence, because it's actually the claim, isn't it?

*ding ding ding* We have a winner!

GD, the bible is the claim.  It's a series of assertions - god did this, is like that, etc.  There's no corroborating evidence to suggest those assertions have merit.  In fact, like you say, the assertions themselves fall flat on their face (funny how the almighty needed a day to rest, and all that).

And that's why it's always so funny to see theists of all stripes revert to various cherry picked verses in order to defend their point.  They try to bolster their assertion with the same assertion.  It doesn't work like that.  It's like me trying to convince the world at large that Wolverine is a real person who's also a superhero, and whenever anyone doubts me I simply refer to a particular issue of his comic book series.  Repeating references to the source material doesn't lend it validity.

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