Saturday, December 27, 2008

What about the "good things" in the bible?

I would be among the first to admit that there is some wisdom in the bible (and while I don't know it for a fact, suspect there is in virtually any holy text). So shouldn't these parts of the bible be followed? Absolutely not. Not because it is in a text. Only if it can be shown through the use reason that the wisdom is on target.

8 comments:

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

The bible is the ancient equivalent of a Tabloid magazine, Murder, sex horoscopes an the odd tidbit of useful infomation.

John Evo said...

Sean, let's not forget the odd space alien story that tabloids inevitably report.

The Exterminator said...

The bible is the ancient equivalent of a Tabloid magazine ...

But there's no Sudoku.

John Evo said...

Ex, have you never read the Emperor Hirohito Version of the New Testament?

Sarge said...

Have you noticed how many times one of the twice born is giving you a barracking and claiming authority due to their bible what they do when you show that the part they're talking about is contradicted by another?

Have you noticed their reaction to being shown their own behavior and views are at observable odds with the very words of their "savior", the ostensible "good" parts?

I usually see one of three reactions: incoherant rage, the words, "Yes, but...", or the one that's usually given with the condescending, arrogant, raised chin expression: "I'm not perfect, I'm just saved..."

the chaplain said...

The odd space alien story - the Holy Spirit impregnating Mary may fit into that category.

Sarge said...

A lot of church doors and panels I've seen in Europe showed the "immaculate conception" being accomplished through Mary's ear.

I was told that this was to exemplify "the word" being made flesh, and Mary's virginity was maintained intact.

Crazy or what?

yunshui said...

He fucked her in the ear? Man, that's twisted. So YHWH's a pervert and ear-fetishist as well as a genocidal narcissist?

(by the by, interesting pedantic note for non-Catholics - the Immaculate Conception actually refers to Mary's birth, not Jesus'. She was the only human to be born without Original Sin, thus making her the appropriate vessel for, er, a serious bout of holy ear-penetration...)