Originally Posted by RooRshack
When are atheists going to stop taking into account the things that religious text (the direct word of god, in this case) actually SAY?
It would be so much easier if nobody knew what the bible said...... as it is, atheists do have a much better idea than most christians.
When are atheists going to stop thinking that most Christians in the world regard the Bible as the "direct word of god". The Bible is a collection of writings by a wide variety of humans over thousands of years, and is riddled with contradictions too numerous to list. Some of them are quite inspiring and perhaps inspired, and some are products of circumstances no longer pertinent. They were translated from a language not our own by humans.
I'm in four different Christian bible study groups, and within each, not to mention among them, there's lots of lively difference about what the text means. Vive la difference