Is the Bible the sole rule of faith for Christian people?
yes, why? or No? why???
I'm an athiest.IMO,the book was written by people couple thousands of years back.To me it's filled with absolute nonsense and garbage.
Interesting Mr. Nobody. Eventhough you are atheist, I am sure you believe in some supreme being. You are absolutely right that the bible is written by people thousand years back. God did sit on a chair next to a table and write the bible as some people might think like that. God inspired these writers with his Holy spirit and they wrote the bible.
You said the bible is filled with nonsense and garbage, why??? Show me where are the nonsense? Where are the garbage in the bible?
A208 I will not defend the words of mrnobody, but why are you sure that everyone believes in a supreme being?
can you speak your mind? Be frank and tell us what you really mean?
/Atheism isn't a belief system.We are people who simply deny the existence of any gods and are opposing towards all sorts of religion.We seek truth in science logic and reason.Many of us came from faith.There are atheists out there who are tolerant they wouldn't mind being around religious folks nor endure practices of religion around them.For folks like me aka "Militant atheist" we have absolute hatred for it.
The Bible is one of many reason why I became an atheist.You want to know why and where? We can start with sexism towards women.Out of over two hundred verses here are a few.
Ex:Genesis 2:22 Woman created from Adam's rib
3:16 Woman cursed: maternity a sin, marriage a bondage
19:1–8 Rape virgins instead of male angels
Exodus 20:17 Insulting Tenth Commandment
21:7–11 Unfair rules for female servants, may be sex slaves
22:18 "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live"
38:8 Women may not enter tabernacle they must support
Leviticus 12:1–14 Women who have sons are unclean 7 days
12:4–7 Women who have daughters are unclean 14 days
15:19–23 Menstrual periods are unclean
19:20–22 If master has sex with engaged woman, she shall be scourged
Numbers 1:2 Poll of people only includes men
5:13–31 Barbaric adulteress test
31:16–35 "Virgins" listed as war booty
Deuteronomy 21:11–14 Rape manual
22:5 Abomination for women to wear men's garments, vice-versa
22:13–21 Barbaric virgin test
22:23–24 Woman raped in city, she & her rapist both stoned to death
22:28–29 Woman must marry her rapist
24:1 Men can divorce woman for "uncleanness," not vice-versa
25:11–12 If woman touches foe's penis, her hand shall be cut off
Judges 11:30-40 Jephthah's nameless daughter sacrificed
19:22–29 Concubine sacrificed to rapist crowd to save man
I Kings 11:1–4 King Solomon had 700 wives & 300 concubines
Job 14:1–4 "Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one . . ."
Proverbs 7:9–27 Evil women seduce men, send them to hell
11:22 One of numerous Proverbial putdowns
Isaiah 3:16–17 God scourges, rapes haughty women
Ezekiel 16:45 One of numerous obscene denunciations
Matthew 24:19 "[woe] to them that are with child"
Luke 2:22 Mary unclean after birth of Jesus
I Corinthians 11:3–15 Man is head of woman; only man in God's image
14:34–35 Women keep in silence, learn only from husbands
Ephesians 5:22–33 "Wives, submit . . ."
Colossians 3:18 More "wives submit"
I Timothy 2:9 Women adorn selves in shamefacedness
2:11–14 Women learn in silence in all subjection; Eve was sinful, Adam blameless
There you go, TruthisThat.
Since you take every word of the Bible literally and without historical context, what do you say to MrNobody905?
You are mistaken. But I do believe the Bible is the final authority on what God is like and what God wants for humanity and the world.
And MrNobody905 is mistaken. There will come a day when he wi!I join the rest of humanity in declaring that God is just. It does not matter how vehemently he denies the existence of God, or that he will never now down to God. It is a fact. Every knee will now before God.
Now, another thing to remember. Do not place any man or woman so high that you begin to think of them as gods.