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Offline Dnarmist

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Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters
Bart D. Ehrman
Posted: March 25, 2011 08:38 PM

Apart from the most rabid fundamentalists among us, nearly everyone admits that the Bible might contain errors -- a faulty creation story here, a historical mistake there, a contradiction or two in some other place. But is it possible that the problem is worse than that -- that the Bible actually contains lies?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bart-d-ehrman/the-bible-telling-lies-to_b_840301.html

I've had a friend comment and say "I think the books of the Bible were written entirely by people expressing their own limited human values and perspectives on life. Nothing more. "


Edited for the news posting policy - Michał Kalina.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2011, 02:39:56 AM by Michał Kalina »

Offline sainthieu

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Re: An interesting article: Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 01:33:45 AM »
The atheist media is awash in attempts to delegitimize and de-popularize Christianity right now. They're trying to re-write the narrative, and they appear to be succeeding. Why dignify them? Do you really expect intellectual honesty from a secularist rag like HuffPo?

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Re: An interesting article: Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 02:06:11 AM »
I've heard some of the things Bart Ehrman has had to say, and he's nothing but an ex-Protestant who is disgrunted and ****** off that his precious (and heterodox) beliefs turned out to be wrong. Unfortunately those heterodox beliefs, and discovering them to be wrong, led him to a militant atheism where he actively tries to fight Christianity and it's legitimacy.
This guy has no bearing on the Orthodox Church and nothing he can do can even shake our foundations. He's an atheist and while it's shocking to us to see him slander the scriptures, the Saints and Christians, he's just a pebble being blown up against an impenetrable wall.

On a side, the very simple fact he's trying to apply modern scholarship/historical standards to ancient ones shows how immature his own scholarship is. Even the best scholars don't try to apply modern morals or standards to older periods. You just cannot do that.