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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:32

Just to point this out, I'm an atheist and can't see any good on it. How can Christian and Jesus followers use the bible for moral guidance? If one looks at the bible for morality then one is for slavery, sexes, flat earth, killing babies and not eating shellfish.




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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:38

Huh? :huh:

Make a booboo whilst replyng to someone maybe?

Anyway, we have a thread for this sort of thing; http://www.neowin.ne...ion-thread-iii/

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:40

Just to point this out, I'm an atheist and can't see any good on it. How can Christian and Jesus followers use the bible for moral guidance? If one looks at the bible for morality then one is for slavery, sexes, flat earth, killing babies and not eating shellfish.

If you take the good parts from it, it's as useful a moral guide as any.

There's a lot of moralistic parts to the bible (just as there's a ton that isn't). Reading the source material might help you on this one >.>

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:01

If you take the good parts from it, it's as useful a moral guide as any.

There's a lot of moralistic parts to the bible (just as there's a ton that isn't). Reading the source material might help you on this one >.>


You can't just pick what you want out of the bible. What's the point of it if you don't follow it to a T.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:12

There isn't a single document on this planet you can follow to a T when it comes to Morality..

More to the point, refusing to consider the origin and creation of the document is plain stupid.

There are references to Pi being 3, Whales being fish etc. Things change as our understanding of the universe and things around us change.

The book is the word of God (according to Christians) expressed through the people of the time. The people failed O.o

A lot of people try and follow the teachings of the bible and discard the bigotry and ignorance around it.

To put it in a far simpler way: The Bible is a guide, not a set of rules. How you interpret the guide is your call.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:22

Much shorter version of *insert any holy document*: don't be a d*ck. How about that?

Except it's fun (and rewarding) at times to be a d*ck :huh:


Ah, yes, we already have a thread for all this.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:57

If you take the good parts from it, it's as useful a moral guide as any.

There's a lot of moralistic parts to the bible (just as there's a ton that isn't). Reading the source material might help you on this one >.>



Considering there are far more comprehensive and modern discussions/guides/ideas about ethics and morality, I cannot see the point looking to the Bible specifically for moral guidance.