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Why is the Bible such a powerful Book ?

interrogator
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3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?
gavin.ogden
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3/11/2011 12:08:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?

You're an idiot.
Meatros
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3/11/2011 12:13:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?

It's not so. Obviously Muslims don't hold this to be true Neither do Hindus.
askbob
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3/11/2011 12:17:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Because it works out on a daily basis
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3/11/2011 12:29:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?

Ok, which Bible are you talking about?

There are dozens of different versions, many of which, depending upon whom you ask, are invalid or heretical.

So, are you referring to a specific Bible (and, if so, can you provide documentation that that specific version is more popular and influential than any of the others) or are you lumping all of the different kinds of Bibles together (Catholic Bibles, Mormon Bibles, New World Bibles, New Age Bibles, Satanic Bibles, Tijuana Bibles, etc. etc.)?
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3/11/2011 2:04:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 12:18:58 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 3/11/2011 12:17:18 PM, askbob wrote:
Because it works out on a daily basis



I got hard
Me -Phil left the site in my charge. I have a recorded phone conversation to prove it.
kohai -If you're the owner, then do something useful like ip block him and get us away from juggle and on a dofferent host!
Me -haha you apparently don't know my history
Kohai - Maybe not, but that doesn't matter! You shoukd still listen to your community and quit being a tyrrant!
Me - i was being completely sarcastic
Kohai - then u misrepresented yourself by impersonating the owner—a violation of the tos
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3/11/2011 2:06:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?:

Because of the power of suggestion.
"Have you ever considered suicide? If not, please do." -- Mouthwash (to Inferno)
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3/11/2011 2:16:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God.

Yes, actually there is. Here's the official list: http://en.wikipedia.org...

1. I Ching
2. Torah (Jewish scripture)
3. Iliad and Odyssey
4. Upanishads (Hindu scripture)
5. Tao Te Ching (Taoist scripture)
6. Avesta (Zoroastrian scripture)
7. Analects (Confucius)
8. History of the Peloponnesian War
9. Works of Hippcrates
10. Works of Aristotle
11. Histories
12. The Republic (Plato)
13. Elements
14. Dhammapada (Buddhist scripture)
15. Aeneid
16. De Rerum Natura
17. Allegorical Expositions of the Holy Laws
18. New Testament (Christian Bible)
19. Parallel Lives
20. Annals, From the Death of the Divine Augustus
21. Gospel of Truth (Gnostic text)
22. Meditations
23. Outlines of Pyrrhonism
24. Enneads
25. Confessions

It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom.

And it's also filled with mostly bullsh!t.

Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.

Most sacred? Hell to the no.

"for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up."
(Hosea 13:16)

Why is this so ?

People are gullible.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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3/11/2011 2:36:07 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 2:29:24 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
That's in chronological order Geo?

That's in order of most influential.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM
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At 3/11/2011 2:36:07 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:29:24 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
That's in chronological order Geo?

That's in order of most influential.

Double check that sir ;)
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3/11/2011 2:40:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:36:07 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:29:24 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
That's in chronological order Geo?

That's in order of most influential.

Double check that sir ;)

Ahh! That's surprising. How the eff is the Torah older than the Upanishads and Dhammapada??? That definitely threw me off and led me to believe it wasn't chronological.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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3/11/2011 2:42:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 2:40:37 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:36:07 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:29:24 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
That's in chronological order Geo?

That's in order of most influential.

Double check that sir ;)

Ahh! That's surprising. How the eff is the Torah older than the Upanishads and Dhammapada??? That definitely threw me off and led me to believe it wasn't chronological.

The absence of the Koran did nothing?
You will say that I don't really know you
And it will be true.
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3/11/2011 2:44:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 2:42:24 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:40:37 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Double check that sir ;)

Ahh! That's surprising. How the eff is the Torah older than the Upanishads and Dhammapada??? That definitely threw me off and led me to believe it wasn't chronological.

The absence of the Koran did nothing?

Quran is actually number 26. I just got tired of writing after 25, lol.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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3/11/2011 3:10:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 2:44:47 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:42:24 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:40:37 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Double check that sir ;)

Ahh! That's surprising. How the eff is the Torah older than the Upanishads and Dhammapada??? That definitely threw me off and led me to believe it wasn't chronological.

The absence of the Koran did nothing?

Quran is actually number 26. I just got tired of writing after 25, lol.

Yeah, but it wouldn't be at that number in a list of influential books. Hence my post.
You will say that I don't really know you
And it will be true.
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3/11/2011 4:18:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
To answer the original post.

Dictionary, motherf*cker.

Influences every single person who speaks any language.
What fresh dickery is the internet up to today?
gavin.ogden
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3/11/2011 4:31:29 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 4:18:56 PM, Veridas wrote:
To answer the original post.

Dictionary, motherf*cker.

Influences every single person who speaks any language.

Oh, snap!!!
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3/11/2011 9:01:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God.

That's odd... Because there have been several studies where children can more readily identify figures like Ronald McDonald than Jesus Christ. Oh, and the Bible encourages polygamy, slavery, and homophobia, all of which seem to have gone by the wayside... influential, eh?

It is filled with knowledge

This is just plain false...

and words

YES! It has words!

of wisdom.

Oh... words of wisdom. Well I give you a 0 for this one, because while it does have many good words of wisdom, it also has many heinous words of intolerance.

Yes there are others out here for all to see.

Amazing! Bibles are on shelves in bookstores for all to see!!!

But the Bible still remains as the most sacred

Mmm... Since Christianity is not a majority of world religions, or even a plurality, you fail on this one.

, most respected,

Definitely not...

and revered Book of all time.

Fail, for same reason as 2 above...

Why is this so ?

Um... TL;DR - it's not.
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3/12/2011 4:39:10 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 12:08:39 PM, gavin.ogden wrote:
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?

You're an idiot.

Ok, that's it, I've had enough of you. You can't act with reason, you act mainly with childish emotion. I know I shouldn't really say this, but you are the idiot here, no one else.
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3/12/2011 4:51:29 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 9:01:24 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God.

That's odd... Because there have been several studies where children can more readily identify figures like Ronald McDonald than Jesus Christ. Oh, and the Bible encourages polygamy, slavery, and homophobia, all of which seem to have gone by the wayside... influential, eh?

Fool, children only do because ummm, lets guess, they like McDonalds. Dummy.

It is filled with knowledge

This is just plain false...

Obviously that is a false statement, the Bible is filled with knowledge, in the book of Jonah for example, it speaks of mountains under the sea, and guess what, thousands of years later, explorers discovered mountains under the sea. In Job it talks of the earth hanging upon nothing. And guess what, thousands of years later, science seems to agree. Gravity is not a thing, in which you can sense, in that you cannot hear, or see it. Therefore going by empiricism, gravity could be considered as nothing yet you experience the things that gravity controls. You do not experience gravity directly.

and words


YES! It has words!

Picky and unnecessary.

of wisdom.

Oh... words of wisdom. Well I give you a 0 for this one, because while it does have many good words of wisdom, it also has many heinous words of intolerance.

Can you justify any by your secular would view?

Yes there are others out here for all to see.

Amazing! Bibles are on shelves in bookstores for all to see!!!

But the Bible still remains as the most sacred

Mmm... Since Christianity is not a majority of world religions, or even a plurality, you fail on this one.

Christianity is believed to be the largest of all world religions actually.

, most respected,

Definitely not...

The Bible has been through hundreds of years of prosecution, yet never has it fallen short of it's assigned goal, thank you very much.

and revered Book of all time.

Fail, for same reason as 2 above...

The Bible remains to be the most popular book ever written. You fail SIR!

Why is this so ?

Um... TL;DR - it's not.
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3/12/2011 10:14:32 AM
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http://www.squidoo.com... - Uhh uhh what have we here, I think sir, that you will find that the Holy Bible being the world's most read book ever. With 3.9 billion copies world wide, it by far exceeds any other book in sales. In fact if you were to combined all the other best sellers in the world together, they would still fall short of copies insight of the amount of copies there are of the Bible.
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3/14/2011 5:41:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 3/11/2011 11:58:11 AM, interrogator wrote:
There is no other Book out here in the world that is more influential or
prominent, than the Word Of God. It is filled with knowledge and words
of wisdom. Yes there are others out here for all to see.
But the Bible still remains as the most sacred, most respected, and revered Book of all time.
Why is this so ?

Because it IS the Inerrant, Infallibe, Living Word of the Living God!
The Cross.. the Cross.
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3/14/2011 6:35:24 AM
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Obviously that is a false statement, the Bible is filled with knowledge, in the book of Jonah for example, it speaks of mountains under the sea, and guess what, thousands of years later, explorers discovered mountains under the sea. In Job it talks of the earth hanging upon nothing. And guess what, thousands of years later, science seems to agree.

Are you realy claiming that the book whose central plot device is a guy living in the stomach of a fish for 3 days is filled with knowledge? I would hope there were better examples in the Bible.

I don't think the idea that the oceans covered topography similar to that of dry land was foreign to ancient people. And the Bible also repeatedly says that the Earth sits on pillars, so it seems you have a bit of internal contradiction there...

Gravity is not a thing, in which you can sense, in that you cannot hear, or see it. Therefore going by empiricism, gravity could be considered as nothing yet you experience the things that gravity controls. You do not experience gravity directly.

Sure you can sense it. Try to jump up and touch the ceiling. What was it that pulled you back to the floor? I don't think you really comprehend empiricism or how we can extend our senses to learn more about the world. You experience gravity directly 24 hours a day.
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3/14/2011 2:57:06 PM
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I would challenge any Atheist to take serious issue with the fundamental things that Jesus said on the Serman on the Mount (Matthew 5-7); I would infact recommend that anyone who hasn't read it read it now.

I personally think that if these two chapters, forming the fundamental message Jesus was trying to convey, actually formed the founding principals of Christianity as it appears on the internet, most Atheists would have far less of a problem with Religion.
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3/14/2011 3:08:12 PM
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At 3/14/2011 2:57:06 PM, Ramshutu wrote:
I would challenge any Atheist to take serious issue with the fundamental things that Jesus said on the Serman on the Mount (Matthew 5-7); I would infact recommend that anyone who hasn't read it read it now.

I personally think that if these two chapters, forming the fundamental message Jesus was trying to convey, actually formed the founding principals of Christianity as it appears on the internet, most Atheists would have far less of a problem with Religion.
Take on GeoLaureate.
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3/14/2011 3:34:08 PM
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At 3/11/2011 2:44:47 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:42:24 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:40:37 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Double check that sir ;)

Ahh! That's surprising. How the eff is the Torah older than the Upanishads and Dhammapada??? That definitely threw me off and led me to believe it wasn't chronological.

The absence of the Koran did nothing?

Quran is actually number 26. I just got tired of writing after 25, lol.

That actually surprises me that the Qur'an would be ranked so low, wow.
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3/14/2011 3:35:14 PM
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At 3/14/2011 3:08:12 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
At 3/14/2011 2:57:06 PM, Ramshutu wrote:
I would challenge any Atheist to take serious issue with the fundamental things that Jesus said on the Serman on the Mount (Matthew 5-7); I would infact recommend that anyone who hasn't read it read it now.

I personally think that if these two chapters, forming the fundamental message Jesus was trying to convey, actually formed the founding principals of Christianity as it appears on the internet, most Atheists would have far less of a problem with Religion.
Take on GeoLaureate.

Haha, why's that?
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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3/14/2011 3:49:43 PM
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At 3/14/2011 3:34:08 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:44:47 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:42:24 PM, Indophile wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:40:37 PM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 3/11/2011 2:37:06 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
Double check that sir ;)

Ahh! That's surprising. How the eff is the Torah older than the Upanishads and Dhammapada??? That definitely threw me off and led me to believe it wasn't chronological.

The absence of the Koran did nothing?

Quran is actually number 26. I just got tired of writing after 25, lol.

That actually surprises me that the Qur'an would be ranked so low, wow.

It's chronological order. Many great texts of influence came before it. However, if it were ranked by influence, it would have to be top 5 .
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat