Why does the Bible make more sense...?
when viewed through the eyes of an ancient peoples that didn't really know anything and just viewed it as all the other peoples did, trying to explain things they either didn't know or were scared of?
BTW, I don't TU or TD anybody answering my questions nor do I block anyone...
@ Gina: I doubt seriously that people 2,000 years from now will consider that anyone from this period di know everything. I certainly do not claim so. I also doubt that Christianity as you know it will exist either.. as even it has changed between the 'dark ages' and now... Did you know how many books Christianity destroyed and real knowledge it held back ? From your claim, I doubt it...
@ Joel: If it makes so much sense today, why are there so many, even those claiming Christianity is true, can't agree on just what it says or means?
@ Joel: It follows a 'solid narrative' because the books in it were chosen to do so. And even then, the narrative is still not agreed upon by the followers...
@ Jim: My response is the same as I gave to Joel. Do you think that you and he agree on everything?
@ Gina: So why do so few of those claiming Holy Spirit discernment, don't agree. Doesn't it give everyone the same story?
@ Gina: If the Bible isn't about making sense, then how do you know that the scripture you quoted makes any sense?
- Jim VLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
>when viewed through the eyes of an ancient peoples that didn't really know anything ...<
Doesn't that assume that it does not make sense to people now?
I find the Bible makes a great deal of sense.
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Jim: My response is the same as I gave to Joel. Do you think that you and he agree on everything?<
No, we probably do not understand every aspect in the same way (and since some of my views are admittedly "non-traditional" in today's view I can almost assure it). But from what little that I can gather from Joel's response, it would seem that we do agree on the majors and thus have the same general world-view.
Bottom line is this, the Bible defines a world-view that explains our origin, meaning, morality, destiny and our world/universe in general in a coherent and grounded manner; something that materialism cannot do just in principle.
- ginaLv 57 years ago
Which is what people 2000 years from today will be asking about you...do you honestly believe you're a part of a modern group of people that DO know every thing?! (good luck with that!)
In fact, the Bible isn't about "making sense"...it's understood properly when the Holy Spirit is your teacher and guide, otherwise "the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him and Spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:13-14)
- Joel VLv 77 years ago
It makes plenty of sense right now, thank you very much. For a book written by dozens of authors over a period of 2500 years, it actually follows a solid narrative and them quite smoothly. It makes more sense than a lot of the dribble that goes through the presses these days.
- DanielLv 77 years ago
I think the ancient people may have known a lot more than we give them credit for. The Dark Ages are when humanity lost everything it created, interestingly the church was the only thing that kept knowledge and literacy somewhat alive.
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- YodaLv 67 years ago
Maybe you should read some of the other books from the antiquity: there are plenty of other philosophical treaties which don't rely upon superstition that were written pre Jesus...
Some of them were very clever indeed, such as books telling the story of Socrates.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Because what they knew about the physical world back then was minuscule to what we know now. And what we know now basically debunks the rubbish written in the bible
- TammyLv 77 years ago
Yes, sure it does. Same as any other mythology. You have to have a little empathy and imagination,though. That seems to be a challenge for some.
- IshtarLv 77 years ago
Because that's exactly what it was. A collection of myth and legend.
- JoeLv 47 years ago
Thank you for using your brain.