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3,227 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by WisenHiemer

If the Bible is full of contradictions, do you have a theory why they didn`t edit them out when they were changing it?
This of course is assuming it has contradictions and has been changed over time.


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18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 1:56:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it did change and it was full of contradictions, then yes I'm sure somebody would've caught it and changed it.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 1:57:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd say that it's for tradition's sake.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 2:42:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Its written by different people. With different view points and different interpretations of what God is telling them. Why *would* they edit that?

18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:11:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think anyone cared that much until recently. They had a 'believe this, or else' thing going on.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:14:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think its naive to believe that no one cared enough to question the Bible before.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:15:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
Which part of the Bible? The NT or the OT? The NT I believe was written at the same time by different people, so it never was edited. The OT was written over many periods of time, but by people of vastly different religious and political background, so if they took something out they ricked offending half the country (of Israel).
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:24:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Back then they were to corrupt to care. They were probably trying to edit the things that would make them look bad and ended up putting in the ones that condridicted the other ones. By the time they relized this everyone knew the bible and they couldn't confess that they had changed it to suit their needs and ended up just going with it.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:38:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
So, I guess all you have to do to put an obviously biased question on here is to put a disclaimer at the bottom?
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:57:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't get how they were corrupt. They were writing down the myths that had been passed through the generations, and some were slightly out of sinc with others.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 3:58:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's a condition, don. You can answer the question and still consider the antecedant to be false.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:01:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
What contradictions?
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:46:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
The catholic priest back then were corrupt in more ways than one and way worse than today.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:48:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
well, they edited out all the love, thats for sure...
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:49:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
People must have questioned it, but they couldn't do anything about it or they would have been killed.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:51:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Exactly... plus nowadays since it's been so long no one knows what the originals were.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:52:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
They were drunk
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 4:55:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
People just accept the belief that there are contradictions in the Bible without looking into it. Every so called contradiction can be explained, because there are none! If there were, the Bible would have been written off as nothing more than a good book a long time ago.
As it stands, there are thousands of Bible colleges, millions of churches, and billions of believers in what the Bible has to say... So, what contradictions?
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 5:32:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with guardcore, though I recognize that I have difficulty reconciling certain things within the Bible. Any so-called contradictions that have stumped me have been about very minor things.
18 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 9/12/03 - 5:46:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ugh....
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 9:00:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are a lot of what seem to be contradictions for which I'm yet to hear any kind of explanation... I'm fascinated by the whole business though, so I'd love to hear from anybody with theories about, say, Ephesians 2:8,9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith . . . not of works." and James 2:24 "Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only."

I admit it's perfectly possible I'm misquoting or not fully understanding something here, but does that not seem like inconsistency to you, at least at first glance?

18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 9:03:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Who do they mean by 'they'?
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Sunday 10/26/03 - 9:07:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's a good one, Nozzer42. Not even all Christians agree on that one. If you look at the extended context of each quote, Ephesians 2, and James 2, *my* understanding of it is that true faith comes first, which in turn produces good deeds as a manifestation of that true faith (not deeds or faith *alone*), and because we can't do so perfectly, God's grace is the ultimate determinant.
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 10/27/03 - 2:16:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
there are no contraditcions
18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/03 - 4:31:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Valgal, just restating an opinion doesn't actually constitute an argument. If you can justify your position in some way, then it might actually help the discussion along.

UncleLaughie, I admit I didn't really read the context when I mentioned those passages; I'm still not entirely sure how well it fits, but they're open to interesting interpretation.

18 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 10/28/03 - 4:35:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
the bible is full of contradictions between the books of it, and the different versions
UncleLaughie, contradicitons, even about minor things, that are present in a book many bel;eive to be divinely inspired or revealled, seem to be a problem, if its got the little things mixed up, how can we beleive it for the big things? or does God not beleive in attention to detail?

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