Posted by secular solo man on May 20, 1999 at 00:41:16:
In Reply to: Re: The Truth posted by Simple Wiseman on May 18, 1999 at 16:23:58:
The acconts of prophocies and revelations in the bible are clearly uncorroborated. In the old testament, divine commandments often appear in the form of dreams. These are alledgedly conveyed to the prophets by god. In the case of moses, the voice from jehovah, the burning bush, and the ten commandments were delivered to him alone on mount sinai. No one was able tocheck the authenticity of the revelations. New testament revelations are likewise questionable , forthey were transcibed 30 to 75 years after the death of jesus, and according to biblical scholars , none of the gospels were written by disciples who new jesus directly. Based on an oral tradition , the so called testimomials are often contradictory , especially the accounts of jesus` ministry, his birth , and his resurrection. These so called sacred books more likely are fictionalised stories penned by propogandistsfor a faith, rather than objective historical documents. Therefore it hardly can be referred to as the truth.Furthermore, just because a book is a best seller does not automatically qualify it as the truth, but it does say something about human gullibilty. Simple wiseman (definitely an oxymoron), you should be told that beleifs that are untested, ideas that have not been evaluated, are unreliable. It is you that needs eto be enlightened.
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