To read the bible is to be Christian, to understand it is to be Atheist. (0)
says on Feb 10th 18 (#818085)
Ha! So true.
says Tiffanee on Feb 10th 18 (#2722769)
A set of lessons in morality and law, to guide everyone to be good and encourage kindness as well as instill fear to prevent any wrongdoing. Unfortunately open to interpretation and manipulation by those who seek to exploit humanity.
says Sunny_the_skeptic on Feb 10th 18 (#2722794)
Reading the Bible doesn't make a person Christian.
says JerryHendrickson on Feb 10th 18 (#2722800)
I'm not a very religious man, but I do believe there is a superior being.
says azlotto on Feb 10th 18 (#2722818)
I'm not religious myself so I ask myself if there is a "Supreme Being" why does he or she allow all the violence,hatred,bigotry,and other evil to persist in this world?
says Metal_god14 on Feb 11th 18 (#2723163)
Understanding the Bible doesn’t make you atheist because atheist don’t believe in God
says Rose_Bud on Feb 10th 18 (#2722829)
Belief in a god is not necessary to understand the Bible.
Only to make excuses as to why it contains so many inconsistencies.
says Walt_OReagun on Feb 13th 18 (#2723958)
Believing in God helps to understand. The only consistencies there are are the ones you don’t believe in or understand . Christians don’t see them because they know what the Bible consist of. The Bible is God’s word. Look at the times we live in the Bible talks of this.
says Rose_Bud on Feb 13th 18 (#2723977)
A lot of us Christians believe and understand. I doubt an atheist would read the bible. Just my opinion of course.
says StarzAbove on Feb 11th 18 (#2723040)
Actually ... many Atheists started as believers in one religion or another.
says Walt_OReagun on Feb 13th 18 (#2723955)
On the other hand,
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”
― Werner Heisenberg
says Thinkerbell on Feb 13th 18 (#2723837)
Exactly what I was gonna say
says Trish on Feb 13th 18 (#2724076)
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" was a phrase made popular by Carl Sagan.
Laplace : "The weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its strangeness."
David Hume wrote in 1748 : "A wise man ... proportions his belief to the evidence"
Marcello Truzzi : "An extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof."
says Walt_OReagun on Feb 13th 18 (#2723961)
yeah there was too much sillyness in it for it to be 100 percent true. Its probably a distorted filter to the past.
says TomboyJanet on Feb 13th 18 (#2724060)
says Sukiesnow on Feb 14th 18 (#2724443)