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5/29/2016 3:44:26 PM
Posted: 6 months ago
Over a period of approximately 1000 years, Christian leaders did everything they could to discourage if not downright prohibit the laity from reading the Bible. This also included injuctions against translating the Bible into native languages, thereby making it inaccessible to wide swaths of society. The reasons for this are numerous, but the main reason was that the clergy wanted to control their parishioners with a finely tuned message that would not stand up well to anyone who had read and analyzed what the Bible says. Perhaps the biggest concern was that the Bible presented Jesus and his immediate followers as practicing Jews who had no intention to create a new religion.

The following citations were listed at this website:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

Decree of the Council of Toulouse (1229 C.E.): "We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament; but we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books."

Ruling of the Council of Tarragona of 1234 C.E.: "No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language, and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after promulgation of this decree, so that they may be burned""

Proclamations at the Ecumenical Council of Constance in 1415 C.E.: Oxford professor, and theologian John Wycliffe, was the first (1380 C.E.) to translate the New Testament into English to ""helpeth Christian men to study the Gospel in that tongue in which they know best Christ"s sentence." For this "heresy" Wycliffe was posthumously condemned by Arundel, the archbishop of Canterbury. By the Council"s decree "Wycliffe"s bones were exhumed and publicly burned and the ashes were thrown into the Swift River."

Fate of William Tyndale in 1536 C.E.: William Tyndale was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English. According to Tyndale, the Church forbid owning or reading the Bible to control and restrict the teachings and to enhance their own power and importance.

The secrecy surrounding this development period of the Christian faith suggests the church had fraudulent intentions to deceive potential converts into accepting strategic distortions of the truth. It can be certain that a true religion supported by an actual god would not have required this measure of subterfuge. Christianity is clearly false. If it was the truth the church would have been showing everyone who could read a version of the bible and the obvious truth a true religion would display in its holy book influenced by a god, not kept the allegedly divinely influenced book a secret for 1, 000 years.
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5/30/2016 12:40:22 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/29/2016 3:44:26 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
Over a period of approximately 1000 years, Christian leaders did everything they could to discourage if not downright prohibit the laity from reading the Bible. This also included injuctions against translating the Bible into native languages, thereby making it inaccessible to wide swaths of society. The reasons for this are numerous, but the main reason was that the clergy wanted to control their parishioners with a finely tuned message that would not stand up well to anyone who had read and analyzed what the Bible says. Perhaps the biggest concern was that the Bible presented Jesus and his immediate followers as practicing Jews who had no intention to create a new religion.

The following citations were listed at this website:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

Decree of the Council of Toulouse (1229 C.E.): "We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament; but we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books."

Ruling of the Council of Tarragona of 1234 C.E.: "No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language, and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after promulgation of this decree, so that they may be burned""

Proclamations at the Ecumenical Council of Constance in 1415 C.E.: Oxford professor, and theologian John Wycliffe, was the first (1380 C.E.) to translate the New Testament into English to ""helpeth Christian men to study the Gospel in that tongue in which they know best Christ"s sentence." For this "heresy" Wycliffe was posthumously condemned by Arundel, the archbishop of Canterbury. By the Council"s decree "Wycliffe"s bones were exhumed and publicly burned and the ashes were thrown into the Swift River."

Fate of William Tyndale in 1536 C.E.: William Tyndale was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English. According to Tyndale, the Church forbid owning or reading the Bible to control and restrict the teachings and to enhance their own power and importance.

The secrecy surrounding this development period of the Christian faith suggests the church had fraudulent intentions to deceive potential converts into accepting strategic distortions of the truth. It can be certain that a true religion supported by an actual god would not have required this measure of subterfuge. Christianity is clearly false. If it was the truth the church would have been showing everyone who could read a version of the bible and the obvious truth a true religion would display in its holy book influenced by a god, not kept the allegedly divinely influenced book a secret for 1, 000 years.

Someone is working hard to convince herself. She's not fully convinced yet, but working oh so hard to justify her beliefs...I mean lack of beliefs...
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5/30/2016 12:41:33 AM
Posted: 6 months ago
At 5/29/2016 3:44:26 PM, Chloe8 wrote:
Over a period of approximately 1000 years, Christian leaders did everything they could to discourage if not downright prohibit the laity from reading the Bible. This also included injuctions against translating the Bible into native languages, thereby making it inaccessible to wide swaths of society. The reasons for this are numerous, but the main reason was that the clergy wanted to control their parishioners with a finely tuned message that would not stand up well to anyone who had read and analyzed what the Bible says. Perhaps the biggest concern was that the Bible presented Jesus and his immediate followers as practicing Jews who had no intention to create a new religion.

The following citations were listed at this website:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

Decree of the Council of Toulouse (1229 C.E.): "We prohibit also that the laity should be permitted to have the books of the Old or New Testament; but we most strictly forbid their having any translation of these books."

Ruling of the Council of Tarragona of 1234 C.E.: "No one may possess the books of the Old and New Testaments in the Romance language, and if anyone possesses them he must turn them over to the local bishop within eight days after promulgation of this decree, so that they may be burned""

Proclamations at the Ecumenical Council of Constance in 1415 C.E.: Oxford professor, and theologian John Wycliffe, was the first (1380 C.E.) to translate the New Testament into English to ""helpeth Christian men to study the Gospel in that tongue in which they know best Christ"s sentence." For this "heresy" Wycliffe was posthumously condemned by Arundel, the archbishop of Canterbury. By the Council"s decree "Wycliffe"s bones were exhumed and publicly burned and the ashes were thrown into the Swift River."

Fate of William Tyndale in 1536 C.E.: William Tyndale was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English. According to Tyndale, the Church forbid owning or reading the Bible to control and restrict the teachings and to enhance their own power and importance.

The secrecy surrounding this development period of the Christian faith suggests the church had fraudulent intentions to deceive potential converts into accepting strategic distortions of the truth. It can be certain that a true religion supported by an actual god would not have required this measure of subterfuge. Christianity is clearly false. If it was the truth the church would have been showing everyone who could read a version of the bible and the obvious truth a true religion would display in its holy book influenced by a god, not kept the allegedly divinely influenced book a secret for 1, 000 years.

And the council obviously oversaw the entire planet...

Cricket.

Cricket.
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