Biblical Alterations Over Time - not so much the word of god after all. Email (from Advocatus Atheist) “Although our New Testament gospels contain historical material, the theological editing is a factor that the discerning reader must constantly keep in mind.”
–James D. Tabor (Biblical Historian) “…nearly 230 million Americans believe that a book showing neither unity of style nor internal consistency was authored by an omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent deity. It has been my experience that atheists and independent freethinkers walk the road less traveled by because they seek out pearls of truth and wisdom—whereas believers are contented with the assumption that they contain the only truth they will ever need—their faith.
But as far as I can tell, there was never really a revealed word of God, aka Bible, to being with! The Septuagint The Septuagint, denoted by the symbol LXX, is the Christian Bible (OT) translated from the Hebrew into the Greek. (See: The American Religion and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine by Harold Bloom.) The Canon Finalized. Greta Christina's Blog: Atheists and Anger. I want to talk about atheists and anger.
This has been a hard piece to write, and it may be a hard one to read. I'm not going to be as polite and good-tempered as I usually am in this blog; this piece is about anger, and for once I'm going to fucking well let myself be angry. But I think it's important. One of the most common criticisms lobbed at the newly-vocal atheist community is, "Why do you have to be so angry? " So I want to talk about: 1. 2. And 3. So let's start with why we're angry. I'm angry that according to a recent Gallup poll, only 45 percent of Americans would vote for an atheist for President. I'm angry that atheist conventions have to have extra security, including hand-held metal detectors and bag searches, because of fatwas and death threats. I'm angry that atheist soldiers -- in the U.S. armed forces -- have had prayer ceremonies pressured on them and atheist meetings broken up by Christian superior officers, in direct violation of the First Amendment.
The Forged Origins of The New Testament. From Nexus Magazine What the Church doesn't want you to know It has often been emphasised that Christianity is unlike any other religion, for it stands or falls by certain events which are alleged to have occurred during a short period of time some 20 centuries ago.
Those stories are presented in the New Testament, and as new evidence is revealed it will become clear that they do not represent historical realities. The Church agrees, saying: "Our documentary sources of knowledge about the origins of Christianity and its earliest development are chiefly the New Testament Scriptures, the authenticity of which we must, to a great extent, take for granted. " (Catholic Encyclopedia, Farley ed., vol. iii, p. 712.)
Foto: Alexander Schick © Bibelausstellung mit freundlicher Genehmigung von St. The Church makes extraordinary admissions about its New Testament. The First Council of Nicaea and the "missing records" How the Gospels were created The shock discovery of an ancient Bible. Skeptic's Annotated Bible. Bible Inconsistencies: Bible Contradictions? Pharyngula.