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.


> 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

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