Can you give me any examples of something the Bible says that isn't contradicted at some other point in the Bible?
Do I go with the "Fire and Brimstone" god from the old testament, or the forgiving God of the new testament...?
What if I eat food that is 'unclean' will I burn forever?
If you want be to believe that some Humans were able to capture the essence of "God" by writing some words in a book, you're out of luck...
The Human mind CANNOT fathom Infinity. Thus, we are unable to understand "god" Humans are not infinite, and god is.
Tell me, Don, Do you understand the "infinite"? Words in a book cannot come close to "god".
A final question..... What makes the "Bible" more or less legitimate than a Sumerian, Babylonian or Egyptian Mythos? If, from inside the box of religion, you can say that other religions are "pagan" or "invalid" that essentially invalidates your own religion. Is the Bible better than older religions, because it is more recent?
Why do many of the Bible stories reflect the Babylonian myths? Hmmmmm.
Don--Could you explain why you do or don't follow the instructions laid out in the book of levitivcus? If you DO follow these instructions, you're okay and will be 'clean' when the time comes. But if you're ignoring certain chapters of the bible you're essentially ignoring the word of god.
"Well, God...I kind of like the 10 commandments, but that Leviticus stuff--I'm going to look the other way....."
Do you think "god" is pleased that so many people ignore his instructions? I'm not grasping at straws here. The book of Leviticus is VERY specific about what you need to do. Is your "Faith" so strong that you can "pick and Choose" the parts of the Bible you want to obey?
Looking forward to your response!