1. Donationbuckky
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    28 Feb '10 15:04
    Why are we suppose to believe that this book is something more than another religious book ? What about it is different from the pack of other Holy Books ? I don't get it. Why has this book been labeled the Word of God ?
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    28 Feb '10 15:57
    Originally posted by buckky
    Why are we suppose to believe that this book is something more than another religious book ? What about it is different from the pack of other Holy Books ? I don't get it. Why has this book been labeled the Word of God ?
    Western religon? Its a big bad old world out there and its safer to travel in packs. Even if you are peddling a bunch of half-truths.
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    28 Feb '10 16:30
    Originally posted by buckky
    Why are we suppose to believe that this book is something more than another religious book ? What about it is different from the pack of other Holy Books ? I don't get it. Why has this book been labeled the Word of God ?
    Aren't any of the other Holy Books also called the "Word of God"? Surely that is one of the reasons for calling them "Holy Books" - though not the only possible reason. I am fairly sure the Quran has also been labeled the "Word of God".
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    28 Feb '10 18:09
    Originally posted by buckky
    Why are we suppose to believe that this book is something more than another religious book ? What about it is different from the pack of other Holy Books ? I don't get it. Why has this book been labeled the Word of God ?
    Unlike any of the other so-called holy books, this one collection has withstood the barrages of criticism, the assaults of the ages... without falter, without fail.
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    28 Feb '10 18:40
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Unlike any of the other so-called holy books, this one collection has withstood the barrages of criticism, the assaults of the ages... without falter, without fail.
    I really doubt that.
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    28 Feb '10 19:58
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Unlike any of the other so-called holy books, this one collection has withstood the barrages of criticism, the assaults of the ages... without falter, without fail.
    Your biblical tunnelvision is laughable.
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    01 Mar '10 08:13
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Unlike any of the other so-called holy books, this one collection has withstood the barrages of criticism, the assaults of the ages... without falter, without fail.
    you are still to justify the genocides in the bible.

    me particularly, i prefer the genocides of the bible to mohammed taking a 12 year old girl as wife. and the bible gets much better from the point of jesus entering the plot.
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    01 Mar '10 19:21
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Your biblical tunnelvision is laughable.
    Your ignorance of history is deplorable. I'd say "I guess we're even," but your inability to see beyond your preconceived ideas about the Bible don't just simply make you an idiot, they keep you from seeing truth and therefore, salvation.

    My idiocy does not preclude me from the gift of salvation. Which would you rather be afflicted with?
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    02 Mar '10 05:20
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    me particularly, i prefer the genocides of the bible to mohammed taking a 12 year old girl as wife. and the bible gets much better from the point of jesus entering the plot.
    Taking 12 year old girls as wives was quite normal in those days. I am sure that many Biblical figures did something similar even if it is not mentioned in the Bible.
    Is the age of Mohammed's wife mentioned in the Quran?
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    02 Mar '10 05:23
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Unlike any of the other so-called holy books, this one collection has withstood the barrages of criticism, the assaults of the ages... without falter, without fail.
    In what way has it 'withstood th barrages of criticism'? Do you mean it didn't dissolve into dust? If so then the Quran is its equal. Do you mean that its followers were not convinced by the criticism nor discouraged in their faith? If so then the Quran is its equal.
    Do you mean that you personally feel that the criticism is unwarranted? If so, then why bother commenting as we all know you are a Christian and that for you what makes the Bible unique is that its your Holy Book not somebody elses.
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    02 Mar '10 05:24
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    My idiocy does not preclude me from the gift of salvation.
    Thats the catch 22. How would you know?
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    02 Mar '10 08:12
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Taking 12 year old girls as wives was quite normal in those days. I am sure that many Biblical figures did something similar even if it is not mentioned in the Bible.
    Is the age of Mohammed's wife mentioned in the Quran?
    it is just a manner of how much you can justify the behaviour of savages. from my point of view, the bible gets better in the last chapter.

    they both revolve on a central "prophet figure" but jesus is much more likeable.
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    02 Mar '10 08:30
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    it is just a manner of how much you can justify the behaviour of savages. from my point of view, the bible gets better in the last chapter.

    they both revolve on a central "prophet figure" but jesus is much more likeable.
    Not all spiritual figure are likeable. Jesus and the Dalai Lhama seem very likeable. However a lot of those Zen masters seem like complete pains in the a$$. After all, if transcending our ego is the goal of your spirituality, then our guides are hardly going to seem likeable.
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    02 Mar '10 08:48
    Originally posted by Zahlanzi
    it is just a manner of how much you can justify the behaviour of savages. from my point of view, the bible gets better in the last chapter.
    Have you read the last Chapter? It reads to me like the writer was high on something that today would be illegal.

    they both revolve on a central "prophet figure" but jesus is much more likeable.
    Have you read the Quran, or are you basing your judgement on what you have heard about Mohamed from Christians?
    Surely "The Lord of the Rings" beats both books hands down when it comes to likeable central characters?
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    02 Mar '10 08:50
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Have you read the last Chapter? It reads to me like the writer was high on something that today would be illegal.

    [b]they both revolve on a central "prophet figure" but jesus is much more likeable.

    Have you read the Quran, or are you basing your judgement on what you have heard about Mohamed from Christians?
    Surely "The Lord of the Rings" beats both books hands down when it comes to likeable central characters?[/b]
    just from what i heard.

    i haven't read the bible either but still i believe jesus is more likeable than mohammed.


    i did read lord of the rings and i enjoyed it. what characters from it do you find more interesting or likeable than jesus?
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