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Part in the Bible
« on: July 05, 2011, 08:57:36 AM »
Bible consists of teachings and good messages of God. It also has stories and lives of different important people in the history of mankind. It shares to us how it was in the beginning up to the revelation.

What part or story in the Bible that you can not forget and has the most importance to you?


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Re: Part in the Bible
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 09:20:36 PM »
I have always like the story of Ester.  It shows that you should alway be true to your faith and beliefs.  There is a movie made about it called One Night with the King.  It is a very moving story about love and faith.   I have several others but I don't think there is enough room here to go into all of them. 


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Re: Part in the Bible
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 07:50:31 PM »
I wrote an article entitled "The Top Five Bible Verses That Depict God As Evil." The 5 scriptures are (and there are plenty more):
  • Genesis 22:9-10
  • Exodus 12:29-30
  • Numbers 31:14-18
  • Deuteronomy 22:22-29
  • Judges 1:8; 17, 18:27-28
People often comment on their favorite Bible verses, and those scriptures that make them feel good, and those that speak about "God's love," etc. I'm curious to know what anyone thinks of all the verses in the Bible that have the evil overtones. Many of these scriptures that depict God as evil (not saying God is evil, but the God that we have created in the image of man is pretty bad), there's no way to try to explain or justify what the author is saying so people tend to simply ignore them.

The entire story of Passover is quite bizarre and murderous as well. Millions celebrate to commemorate the carnage. I don't personally believe it ever happened but the majority of Christians believe it did. God inflicted ten plagues on the Egyptians because Pharaoh would not release the Israelite slaves; the tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born, which also included the first-born of livestock as well.

Would you want God to kill your first-born child because of what some ruler would or would not do? Today that would be like God punishing us because he's upset with Obama.

So someone, anyone, please tell me how you can support the good that's in the Bible while totally ignoring all the macabre that is rampant throughout the "Holy Book?" And if the Bible is a Holy Book that we're supposed to live our lives by, I'd hate to see an un-holy book.
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Re: Part in the Bible
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 04:05:57 PM »
My favourite extract from the bible is Psalm 23 - 'The lord is my shepherd.' The words are beautiful, and the sentiments offer comfort to the recently bereaved, or those who are enduring troubled times. I want this at my funeral, because it has always meant a great deal to me.


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Re: Part in the Bible
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 08:00:55 AM »
About Passover (my response to Reply #2 above)

It is a bizarre story. Just as bizarre as the story where God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son and then stops him just before he murders him.
How can one make sense of such stories? First of all, one cannot judge the stories by the standards of today’s modern societies.
A lot of the explanation has to do with a worldview that is dominated by male influences. It’s a patriarchical worldview that says men know best. (There was a movie in the 40’s or so with the title “Father knows best”). That is the worldview these people espouse. It is clearly shown by their description of God. It is a He-God.
Why does God have to be a He? Why can’t God be a She? Would a She-God desire to have one of her female followers stoned because someone raped her and she did not cry out loud enough in the city?
A powerful God in the days, months, and years that the Bible writes about had to impress the people of that time with his commandments. Death sentences are the most powerful statements one can make. They scare people the most. But then, the same God also had to be overwhelmingly benign, generous, and supportive when things went the right way.
An all-powerful God has to operate on both fronts. On the front of death and destruction, and on the front of live and forgiveness. If God only operated on one of these fronts, he/she/it would not be perceived as all-powerful by his/her/its followers and would become irrelevant in their eyes.
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