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The B-I-B-L-E, that's the word for me...
mmmm... random bible verses. Yummy.

A question though,
Why believe in the Bible? After all, didn't humans write the bible? And if humans are imperfect, then therefore, shouldn't the bible be imperfect as well? Also, the bible is called the word of God. How can it be the word of God if God himself did not write it? Is he or she bored enough to reach down into the pens of these mortal lives to write down stories and sayings?

Certainly, I believe there is a God, but I don't think I can call myself a Christian. Or maybe I can, but just in the very loose sense, if that is possible.
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mindscan From: mindscan Date: August 27th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC) (Link)
There's a wide range of beliefs concerning the Bible. Some people take it literally word for word -- for example, they would say the world was actually formed in seven days. But I think what many other people believe (myself included) is that the Bible is the inspired word of God. It's written by humans, so it isn't perfect (and there are also errors in translation), but overall it is God's word. How can you know this? It's pretty much faith...

As for why God chose to use mortal hands to write his word, we simply don't know. Part of Christianity (and quantum physics) is accepting that you don't and can't know everything. The mystery is part of the beauty of God.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: August 30th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
::nods:: I really wish there was something besides faith though, although... I dunno. Yeah, my desire to ramble on about religion has passed again. ::shrugs::
yifinity From: yifinity Date: August 27th, 2003 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why Christianity?  There are many religions and some of the others probably believe in a deity similar to the one you believe.
ibneko From: ibneko Date: August 30th, 2003 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
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