The Instigator
TheJC_debater
Con (against)
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The Contender
Sandra888
Pro (for)
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22 Points

The contents of the Bible are as accurate as they were originally

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Sandra888
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/28/2015 Category: Religion
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheJC_debater

Con

Round 1 - First argument
Round 2 - Rebuttal
Round 3 - Conclusion

The Bible has been around for thousands of years. Over those times, couldn't it be possible that its contents have been changed?

For example, take the first 5 books of the Bible, the Pentateuch. These were passed on by word of mouth until it was written, presumably by Moses. Now I believe everyone of us knows of the fallibility of the tongue. There are bound to be minor changes that, over time, will accumulate to the point that the majority of the Bible's contents would be so distant from the original version.

As such, I argue that the Bible's contents, especially those in the Old Testament, aren't 100% accurate.
Sandra888

Pro

Good luck.

Much of the bible has, in fact, been passed by word of mouth throughout the centuries and millennia. I agree with you that, under most circumstances, word of mouth is prone to innacuracies. However, there are reasons that the Bible is still as accurate as it was originally.

Firstly, word of mouth is prone only to minor changes. While you may not remember word for word what the story says, you are likely to keep the details the same. Minor details may change, but people can remember most of what they were told.

Secondly, this is not any campfire story. According to the storytellers, this is the word of God, and the basis of a whole religion. This is not something that people embellish, and change details of to make more exciting. People are likely to remember a lot more of something that important. That means the gist and stories of the bible were passed on through the generations very accurately, because you would hardly make up the words and story of God.
Debate Round No. 1
TheJC_debater

Con

Thank you for accepting this challenge, Sandra888.

Now, I don't really have a counter argument for that, and it looks like you nulled my arguments. I can't think of anything else so I'm backing down here. In other words, you win. If there's anyone reading this that has something to add, perhaps something I missed, then feel free to say so in the comments. Otherwise, this debate is concluded.

Also, this is out of topic but somewhat related but, may I ask a new question? (since I don't want to start a new debate just for this when I can just add it here) Ok, so here's my question. It is now concluded(?) that the contents of the Bible are as accurate as they were originally, but how do we know that it's contents are real and not made up?

Cheers!

Sandra888

Pro

Thank you for your concession.

I myself take no opinion on the authenticity of the bible. I am agnostic. I also take no opinion on atheism, Islam, or any other thing.
Debate Round No. 2
TheJC_debater

Con

TheJC_debater forfeited this round.
Sandra888

Pro

Pro has conceded this debate, therefore I should win. Vote pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Esiar 2 years ago
Esiar
All the errors could be fixed.
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Con for graceful concession.
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession