Why do you feel the Bible is true of false?

Posted by: Pro-lifeConservative

This is just a poll I am posting to gather data about why people believe the Bible is true or false. Please add more answers if you need to!

40 Total Votes

Because it is God's word

15 votes

Logic with scientific evidence both cause me to not put my faith in it

11 votes

Because science proves it wrong

5 votes

Because it is simply mythology

4 votes

Because it's God's Word and even science proves it

2 votes

The Bible is not a book of science the scientific method had not been written then.

2 votes

Because science supports it

1 vote

Because it contradicts itself

0 votes

It is one of many holy books. There is nothing special about it.

0 votes

There is little logic behind it's morals

0 votes
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TBR says2015-04-29T16:14:13.8498605-05:00
What makes you think it is the word of God?
geauxpelicans5 says2015-04-29T16:18:44.5125649-05:00
The option "because science supports what it says" should be there.
debate_power says2015-04-29T16:29:31.1798838-05:00
Well, you can now add the option, but I personally feel that neither known scientific evidence nor the scientific method itself give any credence to the Bible. The Bible suggests sacrificing birds as a way of making yourself feel better, besides.
geauxpelicans5 says2015-04-29T16:31:12.6637258-05:00
While what you're saying may be true in some regards, faith is required for anything that tries to explain the origins of the universe, not just Christianity. The Big Bang Theory suggests that everything we see today came from a ball of fire.
TBR says2015-04-29T16:36:48.8248838-05:00
Geauxpelicans5 - 1) There is no ball of fire in the BBT 2) There is no "faith" in any of it. It simply is the best theory we have at the moment. Religion wants to work in "truth". Science has no translation for the way you think of truth.
debate_power says2015-04-29T16:50:00.6950838-05:00
Well... That which is considered scientific fact is deduced, constantly revised, and always supported by known evidence and never contradicted by it, so long as it remains fact... It's all based on observation of the natural and physical world, rather than a self-confirming doctrine that is not evidenced by observation, experimentation, etc... And both science and religion are used to explain the natural and physical world... So why don't you trust the one that is based on observation and forget about the other, to put it bluntly?
debate_power says2015-04-29T16:50:47.9047928-05:00
And what of the birds, beg your pardon?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-29T17:15:52.8614655-05:00
TBR, I do know you have faith in something, let me mention multiple universes?
Stalin_Mario says2015-04-29T17:19:11.3952838-05:00
^ How is that reverent to the big bang theory or anything he has said?
debate_power says2015-04-29T17:41:31.9362838-05:00
Because supposedly science supports what's in the Bible according to him, but there's no evidence that burning birds actually helps.
debate_power says2015-04-29T17:42:21.2528838-05:00
And I don't mean Joe, I mean geauxpelican5.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-29T17:45:19.1430838-05:00
"Because supposedly science supports what's in the Bible according to him, but there's no evidence that burning birds actually helps." How do you know it wasn't a parable?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-29T17:45:53.9808838-05:00
" How is that reverent to the big bang theory or anything he has said?" I am merely saying that TBR has something called faith.
Stalin_Mario says2015-04-29T17:47:34.3095875-05:00
Who decides what is a parable and what is to be taken literally in the Bible then?
Stalin_Mario says2015-04-29T17:49:06.3860838-05:00
He has "faith" of it being possible. But I can guarantee you if you ask him whether he believes it to be true 100%, then he would say no, and tell you that there is a chance of it not being true.
debate_power says2015-04-29T17:49:15.8562838-05:00
Burning birds was an activity practiced by Christians in the hopes of curing diseases. Leviticus describes the steps needed to perform a proper burnt offering, and I see nothing that suggests a parable or metaphor.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-29T17:51:58.5145747-05:00
"Burning birds was an activity practiced by Christians in the hopes of curing diseases." Christians have misunderstood parables before. "Leviticus describes the steps needed to perform a proper burnt offering, and I see nothing that suggests a parable or metaphor." Give the verse.
debate_power says2015-04-29T17:59:33.1980039-05:00
Leviticus 1:13-15 13'The entrails, however, and the legs he shall wash with water. And the priest shall offer all of it, and offer it up in smoke on the altar; it is a burnt offering, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD. 14'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons. 15'The priest shall bring it to the altar, and wring off its head and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out on the side of the altar.… Luke 2:24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of doves or two young pigeons." Genesis 15:9 So the LORD said to him, "Bring me a heifer, a goat and a ram, each three years old, along with a dove and a young pigeon." Leviticus 5:7 "'Anyone who cannot afford a lamb is to bring two doves or two young pigeons to the LORD as a penalty for their sin--one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. Leviticus 5:10 The priest shall then offer the other as a burnt offering in the prescribed way and make atonement for them for the sin they have committed, and they will be forgiven. Leviticus 12:8 But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.'" Interpret that as you wish...
TBR says2015-04-29T18:17:28.8390838-05:00
I will dovetail my first post with Mathgeekjoe's statement and answer Stalin_Mario all IN ONE!!! In a thread I said multiverse is as close to "faith" as I could get - or something to that effect. Here is the difference. As I said in the first post, religion wants a "truth" that science never things of. It just collects data, and further supports existing theory, or doesn't. Multiverse theory has very little to back it right now. It may or may not gain more data. No-matter, it will never be a "truth" the way the religious want to think about that word. The BBT will never be "FACT" for science or religion, but the difference in understanding what that means is always lost between the two. I don't need or care that the BBT or multiverses will be what you expect "truth" to mean, it just will never fit. AND, please!! PLEASE!!! Stop talking about the BBT as an "explosion" "fire" or any of the other silly explanations you have run across. Look it up. It will take you ~5min to get the basics, and see why you look silly talking about "explosion".
TBR says2015-04-29T18:31:07.3906838-05:00
Geauxpelicans5 - It occur to me to ask, do you think the sun is on fire?
Firenze says2015-05-01T08:23:38.3117307-05:00
It's just a book... Written by humans
lolawesome65 says2015-05-02T17:28:37.4193308-05:00
It contradicts itself numerous times. For example, it says thou shall not kill but in certain situations, it says that people should be killed like when you wear mixed cloths. Also, its very outdated. There are plenty of things i don't agree with in it such as gays, transsexuals, cross-dressers, not eating particular foods, not wearing certain clothes, abortion, and it's views on women. Then, after all that, it says that "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." Not only that, but it is one of many holy books. What makes the Bible so special?

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