21st August 2011

“The Bible belongs to all of us, even non-believers. We should all be free to interpret it as we choose.”

Joan McAlpine

27 Responses to “21st August 2011”

  1. R J Says:

    or Not.

  2. Dan Says:

    Joan is right, we should be free to interpret it as we choose. Or, rather, we should be able to read it for the BS that it is.

  3. reetBob Says:

    Should we really be free to arrive at an insulting conclusion about someone’s sacred beliefs?

  4. archaeopteryx Says:

    Agreed: as long as our interpretations do not affect the lives and wellbeing of others.

  5. solomon Says:

    If there is too many versions of interpretations refering to one’s choice, there will be chaos.

  6. RJ Says:

    gibberish alert

    activate gibberish shields

  7. archaeopteryx Says:

    It’s already happened, solomon. If there were an almighty god, you’d think it would have spoken more clearly, I think.

  8. RJ Says:

    but really, is’nt this all just academic…..

    if the bible is not the “one true book ? “

  9. solomon Says:

    archaeopteryx,

    What do you expect? God to spoon feed you. God is not your slave.

  10. Dan Says:

    No, Sol, we’d expect this god of yours to be evident. Not spoon feeding, just one convincing shred of evidence.

  11. archaeopteryx Says:

    solomon, according to some religions there is infinite punishment for finite crimes. I want better evidence before I will accept such beliefs. We get it in civilised human courts.

    To return to the quotation: I don’t want my share of the bible, so it’s available for anyone who does.

  12. solomon Says:

    Dan,

    Just look at the tiny ant. What sort of creature could have design its tiny limbs and make it walk with ease? Think. That is just one tiny evidence.

  13. atheist MC Says:

    Oh the irony!solly telling us to think. (ants can walk ergo god) sheeesh!!!

  14. Atheist MC Says:

    Oh the irony!Solly telling us to think. Ants can walk ergo god.Sheeesh!,

  15. Atheist MC Says:

    Actually I do value the bible as literature and in historical context. You can mine it for bon mots and wisdom and quotes like any other book.

  16. solomon Says:

    archaeopteryx,

    For a finite crime or sins of being infidel, the infinite punishment will be the eternal termed in !!HELLl!!. You can get the evidence in the true ‘book’.

  17. John Says:

    There they go… when the convinced loose the argument of reason they always condemn you to hell. I got’s me-self a big bag of marshmallows stashed just waiting…

  18. solomon Says:

    John,
    At that time, no amount of marshmalluws will do you no good.

  19. R J Says:

    oh such nonsense !!!!

    marshmallows liven up ANY gathering !!!!

    why, ghost stories around the campfire wouldnt be

    the same at all without marshmallows !!

    and, speaking of ghost stories (and other fairy tales )

    well, the bible’s FULL of them. great reading for

    spooky nights.

    note to Atheist MC…..you’d better be careful tossing around

    a word like ” ergo “………..SOME people might just NOT

    understand it !!!!

  20. Dan Says:

    Just look at the tiny ant. What sort of creature could have design its tiny limbs and make it walk with ease? Think. That is just one tiny evidence.
    Bzzzttt. Wrong.

    And heck, you’ve even admitted yourself in past comment threads that this is at best a metaphor — there’s no assembly plant for ants now, is there? No, that’s just silly. And besides, we can look inside an ants’ colony and see where the ants come from.

  21. Dan Says:

    For a finite crime or sins of being infidel, the infinite punishment will be the eternal termed in !!HELLl!!. You can get the evidence in the true ‘book’.

    Anyone who believes that gobblydgook is gullible. iiGULLIBLE!! I tell you!

    haha

  22. solomon Says:

    The Atheists, defeated in several occasions arrogantly refuse to admit defeat & weaknesses. Dare to label their winning opponents with such silly words like gobblydgook or gullible. Shame on them.

  23. Dan Says:

    iiGULLIBLE!! I tell you!

    🙂

  24. rj Says:

    post at 7:44

    what are you whining about ????????

    nearly every time you post it amounts to gobbledygook.

  25. rj Says:

    post at 7:44

    atheists DEFEATED ?????? by YOU ?????

    HARDLY !!!!!

  26. solomon Says:

    Its a fact, they’re defeated.
    On several occassions.

  27. Dan Says:

    Can you name one Solomon?