Ebini Writes to BE
I'm Rook Hawkins. I'm a friend of Dennis and sometimes he gets overcome with e-mails so I help out answering them for him from time to time. He will probably reply if he hasn't done so already.
You stated, as if you had some authority, "the word of God that never contradicts" The problem here is that you're lying. You may not even realize it's a lie, because you've been falsely lead to believe that the Bible is inerrant (per 2 Timothy 3:16, etc...) but the sad truth is that your Bible is stacked so full of contradictions, errors and fallacies that Apologists aren't even defending them all. Here's a good example:
Here are some MAJOR problems with Galatians and Acts:
- Galatians states that Paul didn't talk to anybody about his conversion for THREE YEARS during his time in Damascus and outlining regions. (Galatians 1:17) Yet in Acts, Ananias and the other disciples of Jesus were AT Damascus, healed Paul's sight, and baptized him. A few days later, he was PREACHING about the Lord. (Acts 9:17-20)
- In Galatians Paul didn't SEE a Disciple/Apostle for THREE YEARS – until he saw Peter and James (That's the ONLY TWO) in Jerusalem after those three years. (Gal. 1:18-19) In Acts, however, Paul spent a few days with many disciples in Jerusalem and Damascus (The Bible states "ALL the Apostles" – Acts 9:19)
- Paul fled at once (RSV) to Arabia and THEN to Damascus in Galatians (Gal. 1:17), where in Acts, Paul had been on his way TO Damascus (Acts 9:3) then started to preach there at long accord (Acts 9:19-26) until the Jews there threatened to kill him and then he fled to Jerusalem after many days (Acts 9:25-26).
- In Paul's out words, none but Peter who stayed with him, and James were in Jerusalem. Yet in Acts, ALL the Apostles were there – and were not just there but were afraid of him. This was not the case in Galatians.
- Paul says after 15 days he left for the regions of Syria and Cilicia (Gal. 1:21) where in Acts, by somebody else's accord, upon the attempts to kill him by the Greeks, Paul was smuggled out to Caesarea – and from there Tarsus.
- After 14 YEARS in the regions of Syria and Cilicia, Paul returned to Jerusalem with Barnabas and Titus. (Gal. 2:1) but in Acts, Barnabas leaves from Antioch to Tarsus to find Paul, brought him back to Antioch for a whole YEAR. (Acts 11:25-16)
- In Galatians, Paul took TITUS to Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1), where in Acts, Paul took Mark, whose surname was John. (Acts 12:25)
And shall I remind you of the fact that Acts has Jesus being hung, not crucified? They are not the same thing. I can go into this at length if you really want to debate me on this subject. I doubt you do.
You state further, "read the Bible again". Perhaps you should at least read it once so you better have a leg to stand on? I can read the Bible in Greek. Can you? I have the Nestle-Aland 27th Addition. Do you? I doubt it. So until you can do all the things that I can do, and have read all the books that I have, please don't pressume to know as much or more then I do. You have no authority here.
You make an additional assumption when you state, "Please give your heart for the creator of you". First and foremost, you assume that Dennis, nor I were ever Christian. I can't speak for Dennis, but I was studying to becvome a priest. As for most of the people who are atheists that I have ever met, have usually started out as strong-minded Christians. It's after studying and reading your Bible that people leave the faith behind, and see it for what it truely is: Bollucks.
And for your signature, if such a verse could be worse, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: Prov. 1:7 " If fearing something brings you wisdom, then should I fear an attack from little green men from Mars to gain perspective on little Green men from Mars? Such is your logic. That one should pressume that a God exists and fear it before you have evidence to prove it. So, in that case, you should also fear Unicorns, Satyrs and Dragons for they are also mentioned in your Bible. You should fear them to gain wisdom.
Perhaps, the Bible would have some more respectable qualities to it, had the verse actually said, "Studying and Learning is the beginning of Wisdom." Unfortunately, it uses fear as a catalyst to coax you into belief. Shame on your book of lies.
Have a nice day,