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#23 - mrvindix (08/17/2013) [-]
What if I told you that most of these passages aren't to be taken literally?
User avatar #30 to #23 - threadz (08/17/2013) [-]
Even so, why are they still in there?
User avatar #29 to #23 - LaBarata (08/17/2013) [-]
Uh... Looking at a lot of these, they seem pretty ******* literal, dude. Like, the deutoronomy one. It straight up says 'Kill both of these ************* . Kill this one because of this, kill that one because of that'. There's not exactly a lot of room for interpretation there...
User avatar #27 to #23 - revanmal (08/17/2013) [-]
I would say, why do you take some passages literally and not others? What conditions must be met for you to decide a verse is worth following?
#71 to #27 - thecommittee (08/17/2013) [-]
I would tell you that ones faith is there own.
User avatar #82 to #71 - revanmal (08/17/2013) [-]
Then I would posit that one's morality is a self-determined thing, no matter what a book might tell you to believe. Ever since Christianity (and in fact, probably all religions) became a widespread phenomenon, people have been ignoring or reinterpreting the teachings of their forebears to fit what THEY thought was proper. Interracial marriage, tattoos, modern grooming, -wearing clothes of two different materials-, all eventually became widely accepted in spite of the Bible, not because of its teachings.

We humans determine what is right and wrong through consensus and compromise, not an old book.
#84 to #82 - thecommittee (08/17/2013) [-]
I cant tell if that was agreeing with me or not. because I am saying that people will chose to interpret the bible on an individual basis. We humans determine things not only by ourselves but based off of external stimuli and ideas.
#65 to #27 - bobbysilk (08/17/2013) [-]
What if I told you that the only laws that directly apply to us now are the ones that apply to both Jews and Gentiles, not just Jews (hence why some rules aren't followed and some are). And even then, following the laws or not doesn't determine whether or not someone gets to heaven or finds favor with God or whatever.

not trying to start a ********* but there are reasons
#61 to #27 - mrvindix (08/17/2013) [-]
Honestly I am not one to say. I'm not going to pretend I know the truth about something like this despite me being Catholic I have not read the entire Bible thoroughly or pretend to know something that you don't so I'm not going to pull things out of my ass. I just mean to say is in what I have read it often uses harsh wording to get a point across and if it tells you something that seems out of the whole peace and love idea there is more to it. Anyway you ask a good question but I can't pretend to know the answers. I'm only human
User avatar #37 to #27 - kalima (08/17/2013) [-]
Best response ever.
User avatar #24 to #23 - kalima (08/17/2013) [-]
I would agree. Fits in along with Ezekial 23 19-20, can't take the bible too seriously.
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