Agree or Disagree: The Bible reads more like a man made up story than actual events that took place?
Such as god creating the world in 6 days then resting on the 7th sounds something humans would say for a story. A true all powerful god would create the universe in an instant. You just can tell man created the stories in the Bible if you really look at it.
- 8 months agoFavorite Answer
Because it IS made up stories - made up, or plagiarized from older myths or myth cycles. Fables, myths, legends, and amalgamations of other myths.
Nearly everything in it has been conclusively debunked by actual History, Geology, Genetics, Zoology, Physics, etc.
Myth: Adam and Eve. Truth: we are genetically descended from a hominid primate series of ancestors, not a single couple.
Myth: Noah's Ark. Truth: the planet has never been flooded thousands and thousands of feet deep, nor is there a cultural terminus line. No wooden vessel could hold that many animals, whether you use "kind" or "species".
Myth: Tower of Babel. Truth: Languages developed over time, from region to region. They did not spontaneously appear.
Myth: the Exodus. Truth: there was no Hebrew Prince of Egypt. The Egyptians never had Hebrew slaves. The Red Sea is thousands of feet deep with chasms and crevices.
Myth: 40 years of wandering. Truth: no evidence exists to remotely suggest a nation of millions wandered around the same part of a desert for 40 years - no artifacts, no latrines, no waste pits, no graves, no huge springs, nothing.
Myth: Samson. Truth: this is a fable borrowed from Herakles.
Myth: the Sun standing still over Hebron. Truth: the Earth rotates around the Sun, not the other way around. For the Sun to "stop" means the planet would have stopped its revolution, at better than 1000 mph. All life would have died.
Myth: Jesus. Truth: the figure of Jesus, probably a real itinerant street preacher, was conflated after his death with older myths, legends, and ancient Messianic prophecy.
Myth: Revelations. Truth: probably ghost-written by someone claiming to be John, the whole narrative is propaganda against the Roman Empire.
- PubliusLv 78 months ago
Disagree entirely, pard.
Those "days" of creation would have been better translated as indefinite "times." The Earth is demonstrably ancient, and those fossil creatures lived.
God is not all-powerful the way philosophers define it. He works according to natural and eternal principles. The universe is over 13 billion years old. Earth is over 4 billion years old.
Um, no, you can't, Einstein.
- PaulLv 78 months ago
You will have such problems as long as you read every verse of the Bible as literal truth. Obviously there are many verses in the Bible that reveal truths in other ways than by literal description.
- 8 months ago
God's timetable is 1000 years of man's time is only one day for God.
The King James version of the Hebrew Bible is called The Old Testament. It is a corrupt version and difficult to read an comprehend.
The Hebrew Bible is available today in a Hebrew-English version. Easy to read an understand.
Modern man should recognize God's use of advanced technology used in the Hebrew Bible's documentation.
The New Testament (a Koien Greek text) was written thousands of years after The Hebrew Bible. It was the Roman Catholic King James who edited an revised the Hebrew Bible renaming it The Old Testament. King James added his New Testament to his Old Testament calling it the Holy Bible.
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- SamwiseLv 78 months ago
If that's all the farther you've read, then you've no idea how wide a range of story types is included. Some are, as you've pointed out, myths. Some are more along the lines of ancestry legends. And that's just in Genesis, which is a collection, from multiple sources, of just those sorts of stories.
Other parts of the Bible do appear to be attempts at historical accounts, though like any other historians, the writers interpret events through their own points of view. (If you imagine any historians have ever written without imposing their points of view, you don't understand what they're doing.)
Quite a bit of the Bible is other material entirely: a collection of song lyrics, philosophy, a bit of erotic poetry--might as well mention that one up front--and a whole lot of biography (same issues as with history) and political or moral op-ed writing. And some correspondence.
Personally, I think it more productive to try to figure out what the writers intended to convey rather than worshiping the thing as some sort of magic or divine manifesto.
- MalcolmLv 78 months ago
Ultimately, it is about how one views 2 Tim. 3:16 and 2 Pet. 1:20-21 in light of Rom. 10:17, Heb. 11:1, 6, and notwithstanding how it "sounds" to any individual. It has always been this way.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Agree with passionate intensity that surprises me.
- Anonymous8 months ago
Whatever makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside is okay with me.
- 8 months ago
I doesn't read like a news report, it doesn't read like a fairy tale, it only reads like one thing, the bible. But now we know you haven't read it
- OntolLv 68 months ago
Sure God is probably entirely made up. If He did exist He obviously permanently retired after *creating the heavens and earth*.