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Old 05-14-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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I have stated several times
I do believe in the concept of the Biible I believe the stories are true
but I don't think I can accept it word for word because of mistranslation and omitions
How can you be sure that the bible stories are true if they contain mis-translations and omissions? If there are mis-translations and omissions in your bible....how do you decide what is true and what isn't? How do you decide what is translated correctly and what isn't? How can you be sure that what was omitted shouldn't have been included? Mis-translation and omission can dramatically alter the 'truth' of a story.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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How can you be sure that the bible stories are true if they contain mis-translations and omissions? If there are mis-translations and omissions in your bible....how do you decide what is true and what isn't? How do you decide what is translated correctly and what isn't? How can you be sure that what was omitted shouldn't have been included? Mis-translation and omission can dramatically alter the 'truth' of a story.
and there dncngrl, is why you should carefully consider what you are saying and who is reading it. The Bible is either trustworthy or it isn't.

Pladecalvo
is correct......this time.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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How can you be sure that the bible stories are true if they contain mis-translations and omissions? If there are mis-translations and omissions in your bible....how do you decide what is true and what isn't? How do you decide what is translated correctly and what isn't? How can you be sure that what was omitted shouldn't have been included? Mis-translation and omission can dramatically alter the 'truth' of a story.
Yes Alpha maybe he is correct this time and I hope Pla that you are proud of yourself

BUT I would rather die with my eggs in the basket knowing I did the best possible thing I could for my salvation
Then not do it and not know the Lords love on Judgement day
Besides
didn't you say once you die that's it????

So me believeing now and it not being so as you suggest harms me in no way
I just turn to worm poo Right????

BUT me NOT believing now and it is so as I suggest will harm my salvation and I may never know the Lord's undiying love for me

I think in certain circles they call that FAITH
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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Yes Alpha maybe he is correct this time and I hope Pla that you are proud of yourself
Nothing to be proud of dncngrl. It's not very difficult to prove someone wrong when the only evidence they have to support their argument is 'faith'.

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BUT I would rather die with my eggs in the basket knowing I did the best possible thing I could for my salvation
Then not do it and not know the Lords love on Judgement day
Besides
didn't you say once you die that's it????

So me believeing now and it not being so as you suggest harms me in no way
I just turn to worm poo Right????

BUT me NOT believing now and it is so as I suggest will harm my salvation and I may never know the Lord's undiying love for me

I think in certain circles they call that FAITH
I prefer the "Atheist's Wager" rather than "Pascal's Wager".
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:17 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Nothing to be proud of dncngrl. It's not very difficult to prove someone wrong when the only evidence they have to support their argument is 'faith'.

I prefer the "Atheist's Wager" rather than "Pascal's Wager".
Let me know how that works out for you
I have never told you you were wrong for not believing what I do
so please refrain from telling me I am wrong because I don't believe in what you don't

ya know morals aren't a Christian thing and neither is good will to your fellow man
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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Ummm! Don't quite know what's happened here but I didn't start this thread???????????
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:00 PM
 
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No. I think God is smart enough to make sure we get all the information we need.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Yes Alpha maybe he is correct this time and I hope Pla that you are proud of yourself

BUT I would rather die with my eggs in the basket knowing I did the best possible thing I could for my salvation
Then not do it and not know the Lords love on Judgement day
Besides
didn't you say once you die that's it????

So me believeing now and it not being so as you suggest harms me in no way
I just turn to worm poo Right????

BUT me NOT believing now and it is so as I suggest will harm my salvation and I may never know the Lord's undiying love for me

I think in certain circles they call that FAITH


Hey the Aztecs sacrificed thousands of virgins to benefit their salvation so don't feel bad. I'm sure they are doing just fine in heaven as well. I mean, they didn't know any better so it's all good, right?
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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If you search carefully, you will find the most of the errors are numerical and related to a persons name. The scriptures have stood the test of time and recent archeological discoveries have only backed up their validity. So in case anyone thinks they can negate the Bible's validity historically are out of luck. Like others here though, it relies a lot on ones' faith too. Gotta have faith.....
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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If you search carefully, you will find the most of the errors are numerical and related to a persons name. The scriptures have stood the test of time and recent archeological discoveries have only backed up their validity. So in case anyone thinks they can negate the Bible's validity historically are out of luck. Like others here though, it relies a lot on ones' faith too. Gotta have faith.....
strange.. the bible states that "pie" is 3.14, although the Egyptians calculated "pie" to 5 decimal places over a 1000 years before the gospels.

weird that God created a group of people who were more mathematically astute than himself??
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