Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Holy Bible ain't Wholly Reliable

Failed Prophecy:

Ezekiel 30:12 and Zechariah 10:11 The Nile shall dry up. This has never happened.

Isaiah 13:17-19 Says that the Medes would conquer Babylon and it would never again be inhabited. Of course this is false, because they did not destroy it. In fact, Alexander the Great conquered it in 331 B.C. Babylon was alive and well long after the Persian empire was destroyed.

The Bible says the Earth is flat
Read Isaiah 40:22 It says, "the circle of the earth". As we all know, the Earth is a sphere, not a circle. The dedicated Christian will say, "They did not have a word for sphere!" Well, what about Isaiah 22:18 (Same book!) which uses the Hebrew word for sphere (translated: "ball"). And on top of that, the metaphor in Isaiah 40:22 confirms the idea of a flat earth. Picture yourself looking at the flat earth from the side. Now picture a curtain being pulled from one end of the earth to the opposite end of the earth to form the shape of a "tent". Can you reconcile this metaphor with a round model of the earth and infinite space("heaven")?

In the bible, God commands the Israelites to kill every Midianite except the virgin girls.Numbers 31:17-18"Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."

Scribes copied books of the Bible over and over again for hundreds of years. Some of them decided to alter texts as they were copying. We don't have any of the earliest copies, thus we cannot possibly know what they said, much less what the originals said.Sources: "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart Ehrman

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