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Re: REALLY OT: News Flash

Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

> When the Bible says something, I believe it.

Isn't that a bit silly? After all, the Bible is a collection of stories,
told and retold by people, written and rewritten by people, edited and
re-edited by people over centuries. Translations abound, first-,
second-, and third-generation. It wasn't faxed from Heaven as I've heard
somewhere. There is no such thing as "The" Bible, and therefore it isn't
advisable to take anything from it at face value and just believe it,
like with any other book. After all, the Bible is an nothing but a book.
Written by people of faith (and of many varying flavours of faith), but
just a book nonetheless.

Personally I'm an atheist, but I was raised by a Christian theologist
(who'd actually prefer me to be a Christian, but for that she's
encouraged me too much to use my brain), and what I've written would
pretty much reflect her view, too.


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