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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on August 1, 2002 20:20:59 UTC

If we apply the same honest, fair tests to the Bible that we would apply to other books, some observations emerge:
1) We cannot confirm the quoted material as perfect, complete, or having the full context intended by the speaker.
2) We know they didn't know much of anything about DNA, continental drift, dinosaurs, what causes rainbows, or how to make airplanes.
They didn't know the Western Hemisphere existed or what was on the bottom of the ocean.

For all their ignorance it is even a greater accomplishment that we have a story that can teach us so much that's important!
Previous versions of God were the following:
1) Worldly human despots called "God" whose luxuries were inherited by their children unless there was a successful coup.
2) Uncaring managers who made sport of people and are themselves practically immortal
(Greek Gods)
3) Krishna, a Hindu God, could reportedly "make love" to 16,000 human maidens at the same time...not working very hard for the average person, though.
4) Angry, attentive Gods with strange rules that soemtimes don't seem to make sense, but later you'd find at least some of the rules made sense. (Jewish)

What we know of Jesus is an improvement! But what he actually said, and its full context, is hard to prove. We know something happened.


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