^I totally agree with this!!^I don’t read the bible. I read a little book called Life. It’s a pretty great read, if you ask me! ^_^
A graphical representation of the contradictions in the bible. Each red line links 2 contradicting statements.
WILL ALWAYS REBLOG.
Is that big red mess at the far right Revelations being all LOL I DO WHAT I WANT or is that just me ???
Holy contradictions, Batman, the Bible has worse continuity than Glee.
But seriously, sometimes it’s refreshing to remember that the Bible was not actually written by a higher power, but by human beings. It’s just a book. I believe in God, and I would like to think that he sent his only son to save humanity. However, I am not going to take everything I read in the Bible as the gospel truth (pun very much intended).
I don’t know if God had a hand in the Bible’s creation, but I have a sneaking suspicion that a large chunk of those red lines up there is human error on either a writer’s part or a translation mishap. You have to remember, this is kind of a conglomeration of a bunch or religious writings (in a myriad of languages) that all pleased some Christian enough that they compiled them together. There are 66 books in the Protestant Bible, and I don’t even know how many are in the Catholic Bible canon. Some of the contributors to the writings wrote multiple books, like Aaron, the brother of Moses, or the Apostle Paul, who wrote over half of the New Testament. Some writers only produced one book.
But the major thing to remember is this; they were all human. As such, I feel it a fallacy to take the Bible as the Word of God. The Bible may contain the message of God, but it was written and edited by humans.
And this has been Aerin Rants About Religious Texts.
and all of that is my views on the bible
If you take the Bible seriously, you are silly.
When I get home I’m going to reblog some videos about the historical origins of God and the Bible.