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Post by MissLT » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:26 pm

Admiral wrote:Brian is not the real idiot here.
If you have nothing to talk about the Bible, I suggest you to go elsewhere or PM Danyet for your personal vendetta. I don't have much time to go further on with this nonsense attack. You've having this little message as a warning.

Do not ruin the thread and make it locked with your selfish little thought, okay. Thank you so much.

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Post by Danyet » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:22 am

The thing that makes the Bible so unique is its historical value. So far the Bible has given many details of ancient life and customs.
Even things written about in the Bible that seemed to be improbable to modern science and historians has eventually been proven to be correct.

One example is the Biblical story of a particular battle between Israelites and Assyrians. The Assyrians had amassed a great army that vastly outnumbered the Israelites. The Israelites feared for their own destruction. However, the Bible states that "the angel of Yahwey went out and in one night slew 85,000 Assyrian soldiers" thereby saving Israel. (I am not sure of the exact number but it was unbelievably large.)

Modern day historians did not believe this story until recently when archeologists found a stone tablet with the legal and royal writings from the king of Assyria on it.
This stone tablet told the same story that the Bible told, except that it was from the Assyrians point of view. It stated that the Assyrian king had the Israelites out numbered but decided to withdraw from the battle with the Israelite because 85,000 of his soldiers died from a plauge in one night.

There are many such stories as this in the Bible. Little slices of ancient life. And predictions that have apparently come true. I find them quite fascinating.

There! Are you happy Lennye? The thread is back on track now.

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Post by MissLT » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:25 am

Muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Of course, I am! :wink:

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Post by jeffcox » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:37 am

danyet, your last post shows how normal, scientific events were explained and understood as mystical and miraculous workings of God.

It may also explain how Jesus was seen as some gift from God, but may simply have been a Mother Teresa, a person who dedicated his life to helping others.

If we consider that many stories in the bible are considered parables, and many are later explained as natural occurance instead of a miracle or mystical event, then what exactly is left to believe in?

How much of what is left proves that Jesus, or God, is anything more than superstition and over-imagination?

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Post by Danyet » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:17 am

jeffcox wrote:danyet, your last post shows how normal, scientific events were explained and understood as mystical and miraculous workings of God.
My post explained nothing of the sort. I did not attempt to explain how 85,000 men died of a mysterious disease that killed them all in one night. I seriously doubt that science has a proper explanation either!

You can all draw your own conclusions how to explain these occurrences.

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Post by Shazzam » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:21 am

danyet wrote:
jeffcox wrote:danyet, your last post shows how normal, scientific events were explained and understood as mystical and miraculous workings of God.
My post explained nothing of the sort. I did not attempt to explain how 85,000 men died of a mysterious disease that killed them all in one night. I seriously doubt that science has a proper explanation either!

You can all draw your own conclusions how to explain these occurrences.
Applause! 8) :D

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Post by jeffcox » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:42 pm

You could question the idea of 'in one night'.

Many languages have an expression such as in Engish 'overnight' which is often used for something that happens suddenly or very quickly. It doesn't really have to be taken literally to mean during one night only.

And your text does indicate that many events could have a logical explanation.

Again, it's a question of faith. And, I repeat that it is highly improbable, if not impossible, that you could change someone's religious faith through logical argument.

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Post by Danyet » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:44 pm

It matters not whether there are logical scientific reasons or not. That was not the point i was making!!
The point is --- that at one time Biblical stories were simply dismissed as fables by science --- but modern archeology has proven the stories to be accurate in every detail time and time again.

The book covers thousands of years of history and is probably the most important document available to us. For generations it was painstakingly recited and remembered and then painstakingly copied. The Dead Sea Scrolls proved how accurate it has been copied.

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Post by jeffcox » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:07 pm

Of this, I agree with you. It's an invaluable historical document.

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Post by MissLT » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:40 pm

But I don't see it as a big deal, though, big D. The Bible was written by men. Therefore, it's not a big surprise that it has historical facts in it. :?

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