On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:20:00 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: > > On 9/19/2012 2:11 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > > > On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 5:27:13 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote: >> >> Hi Richard Ruquist >> >> Obeying the commandments will not get you into heaven, >> only believing in Christ's sacrifice for us will do that. >> <http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en> >> > > What kind of a sacrifice is that? "I'm going to do you the biggest favor > you can imagine, but if you don't believe in it, then my favor is worthless > and makes anything good that you have ever done in your life a complete > waste of time". > > If I were Satan, I would write the Bible exactly as it is, full of > horrific promises and threats that can be interpreted in many ways. It's > pretty much like dropping candy colored hand grenades onto a school > playground. The grenades would say "if anyone tries to take this away from > you, then they deserve whatever happens to them". > > > But I'm curious; as a member of the EVERYTHING-list, don't you believe > that there's a world where the Bible is essentially accurate (modulo direct > contradictions)? >
I don't know about accurate, but there are certainly phenomenological states where the Bible can seem powerfully important, i.e. super-significant - for good or evil. Craig > Brent > "Our Bible reveals to us the character of our god with minute and > remorseless exactness... It is perhaps the most damnatory biography that > exists in print anywhere. It makes Nero an angel of light and leading by > contrast" > --- Mark Twain > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/everything-list/-/RmkTEwks_7oJ. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.