Started by Baruch, October 05, 2020, 05:42:36 PM
Quote from: Cassia on October 05, 2020, 06:37:42 PMCuneiform wedges are beautiful.The Bible suffers from Hitchen's Razor: What can be asserted without evidence, can also be dismissed without evidence. The Bible is incredibly unsupported considering the extremely improbable claims of astronomical and solar anomalies, reanimations of multiple dead, accounts of mass exodus, and an obvious misunderstanding of disease causations...just to name a few.To me it is only interesting as a window into the psychology of (1) ancient Jewish tribes and (b) a tiny sect of the Roman Empire. That millions of (non Jewish, LOL) people today take it as a history book just tells us about the power of cultural indoctrination. The fact that Mormons actually exist is almost beyond belief, but L Ron Hubbard was paying attention. It doesn't even have to be an old pile of shit.
Quote from: Cassia on October 05, 2020, 10:37:26 PMYeah, ditch it.. if it's in the Bible...a contrived attempt to insert itself as a legitimate source of history, tradition and morality. Miracles as evidence, heaven as the carrot and hell as the stick. Hey, the gods give leverage and import to the otherwise average knuckleheads and there were plenty of competing bullshit stories.
Quote from: Baruch on October 05, 2020, 10:49:25 PM Not that there is anything wrong with having the personality of an accountant ... but you will never be popular at cocktail parties.