platypus, on 14 August 2012 - 03:21 PM, said:
My problem with the Bible is that the plan laid out in it for humanity is worse than what a certain nazi-dictator had planned for jews. Jesus is portrayed as a "nice hippie guy", which is not reconciliable with his wish to have billions of people tortured forever. Go figure
My problem with the bible is that it treated as something more than the interesting, but very unpleasant, historical document it is. If you know how the present version of it has been arrived at, and what it actually says,it is very difficult to understand how anyone could regard it as a serious guide to the good life. It might be possible to extract all the good bits and make a new, massively shorter, version, but it would have to be called something else. You would have to take out all the nasty bits about where to source your slaves and how to treat them, or bits about stoning people for victimless "crimes", or giving your daughter to a sex crazed mob to save a strange man.....etc.
Edited by johnross47, 14 August 2012 - 10:57 PM.