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Self-Contradictions of the Bible
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Let try another. Should we rejoice when our enemies suffer? Pr.24:17 says no Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth.EContrast with a resounding yes; Ps.58:10 The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wickedE I think I have made my point. For more insight into the many oddities of the bible one should pick up Dan Barker's Losing Faith In Faith: From Preacher To Atheist. As Mr. Burr clearly shows the holy book of multiple choice is truly a curious thing.
Though there are some imagined contradictions, most of the ones listed are very real, most notably the historic contradictions, such as one gospel saying Jesus met his disciples in Jerusalem (Luke 24) and in another gospel met in Galilee (Matt 28) the evening of the resurrection (not a day trip), or whether the Holy Spirit was bestowed at Pentecost (Acts 1-2) or before Pentecost (John 20.22). I noted also an error in the quotation of Hebrews 6.4, making IMpossible become possible, which removed the contradiction, but anyone that knows their bible will note the mistake and realize the true contradiction.
Though there are mistakes in this little 96 page book, one is certain to find more mistakes in 96 pages of the bible than in this book by Burr, and he never claimed his book was revelation.
The review below by Sargus Lockhart is the perfect example. Lockhart clearly has not read the Bible's genealogies; both are explicitly Joseph's family tree. (See, e.g., Luke 3:23 ff.: "Jesus . . . the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli," etc.) It is also laughable to suggest that any organization as sexist as a religion would bother to include a maternal genealogy. Of course, using Joseph's genealogy is another logic buster, since the authors of the gospels purport to believe that Jesus' true father was Yahweh.
It just shows that the Bible was written by people..and not by the "hand of God". The old testament was written by Jewish clans. And the God that they served was sometimes full of anger as in Numbers 24:5 and He was not always loving. The written word shows a much different understanding of the concept of God than what most Christians claim these days.
The emplications go on and on.
The contradictions are also listed for the new Testament, including that Jesus says he is not equal with the Father, John 14:28. and that he was not all powerful Mark 6:5.
The emplications go on and on, from the text itself.
This is an excellent resource book!
It will make you think.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bible lovers will hate it. Shows the contradictions and insanity of that old bookPublished 2 months ago by Strathbogie
Short and to the point, but covered a broad spectrum of ideas. I thought one or two verses may not have been given full context. I will recommend to family and friends.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thought this was going to be interesting but most of these are so self-explanatory. The Bible is so easy to understand that it baffles me that so many people cannot understand... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nadia Mikhael
I can't believe someone took the time to write this pathetic excuse for a book. I can only pray that people have enough brain power to see the folly of the author's reasoning.Published 22 months ago by Jesse Lee Stamper