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tomjazzy
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divergent_ambon
Con (against)

The Bible is a terrible starting point

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Started: 5/28/2017 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Debating Period
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tomjazzy

Pro

Most people stating points are things like, I think therefore I am, and two point make a line. The ones most Christians use is an entire book. If you are going to chose a book, why the bible? Why not any other book? If you only start with the bible and nothing else, what should you use to interpret it?
divergent_ambon

Con

The Bible needs to be the starting point of Christianity. It has been the self-regulated canon and contains the oldest and best records of Israel and Judah's religion, as well as the stories of Jesus. If you don't start with the Bible, you lose all the stories on which Christianity is based, and then Christianity doesn't exist at all!

The Bible isn't the ONLY point though. As my opponent said, two points make a line, and there are many other lines. Historically, the creeds, liturgy, tradition, Scripture, reason, and orthopraxy all work together to provide Christianity with its framework. It's the starting point, but it doesn't stand alone. Obviously we have to use other things to interpret the Bible, but that still means we start with it.


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Posted by canis 7 months ago
canis
The only starting point that makes any sense is .. You.. If not... You will start without you. And end without you...What is you is "endless"...What is not you..You can read in some books..And the pain/work will be minimal and you will never know you.
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