Holy Books

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Holy Books

Why go through the trouble of thousands of years to make a holy book?

If you're God, why not

1. Write the holy book yourself.
2. Fully formed.
3. In all languages that will ever exist.
4. In the simplest form possible.
5. In the shortest length possible.
6. Emblazoned in perfect multiple copies everywhere, like the Gideon Bibles.

Why
1. Have hundreds of numbskulls write your book.
2. In fragments throughout thousands of years.
3. In ancient languages that are susceptible to translation errors.
4. That is difficult to understand and interpret.
5. That is impossibly longer than necessary.
6. In only a few original copies that are bound to destruction or mistranslation.

Either God is not-all powerful, doesn't exist, or is really silly.

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Think about noah's ark.

Think about noah's ark. Think about how god could have gotten up and told the evil people to stop being evil, then think about how he just made a quick and easy flood.

 

 

God is lazy. Too lazy. 

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That would be fine.

That would be fine, angel.

 And one other thing.

 

If God knows what is going to happen over the entire course of human history, wouldn't he know what to write in a book in ONE sitting to get us to do what he wants?

Couldn't he say, "Look, kids, I know you're going to want to do X, Y, and Z.  I've seen the future, and I know that this is going to cause me to get angry and smite you.  Don't do it."

There is no need for an omniscient and omnipotent God to slowly plod along -with- human history, writing the Bible in fragments.

He has foreknowledge of what we will do wrong.

Are we to believe that the "Great Flood" was an inevitable event?

Why didn't God beam down to Earth in multiple places at once -- one incarnation for each person on earth -- bitchslap everyone, and tell humans to shape up?

And why the flood?  Why not smite everyone and cause them to spontaneously die with no destruction to anything else; least of all innocent animals.  One minute a sinner is living, then he collapses to the ground dead.  To prevent the stench, their bodies evaporate and their souls go to hell.

But I digress.

 Claiming that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and can see the future eliminates any logical context for the format of the Bible.  To think God would need to hold our hands throughout human history when he knows what is going to happen is irrational.


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doctoro wrote: Why go

doctoro wrote:
Why go through the trouble of thousands of years to make a holy book? If you're God, why not 1. Write the holy book yourself. 2. Fully formed. 3. In all languages that will ever exist. 4. In the simplest form possible. 5. In the shortest length possible. 6. Emblazoned in perfect multiple copies everywhere, like the Gideon Bibles. Why 1. Have hundreds of numbskulls write your book. 2. In fragments throughout thousands of years. 3. In ancient languages that are susceptible to translation errors. 4. That is difficult to understand and interpret. 5. That is impossibly longer than necessary. 6. In only a few original copies that are bound to destruction or mistranslation. Either God is not-all powerful, doesn't exist, or is really silly. --DoctorO

Another example of the rediculousness of the xtian god.

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