Exodus 34:1 - Now the LORD said to Moses, "Cut out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered.
If you actually sit down and write out the commandments in Exodus 20 and Exodus 34 (the first and second sets), the first couple commandments match, but then are no longer congruent. In essense, God said the words would be the same, and they are not. I ask why this is.
What I have found on CARM is this:
1. At least one prominent poster has ceased posting entirely about three weeks ago after trying to compare the two in an attempt to explain it away. This poster has had thousands of posts, and the very last one was his/her attempt to reconcile the two sets in accordance with Exodus 34:1.
2. Multiple fundamentalists have admitted in both responding post and in private message that it has really made them re-examine their faith.
I think it is particularily effective because it is an attack on a pillar of christian Faith itself, and not just the outskirts of faith, like pointing out a contradiction of genealogies that don't match, which is not.
In this, it seems to have kick-started autonomous thinking within at least a few christians on the site.
Of course, all of this may mean nothing as well and that I am just one evil motherfucker.
Edited by Poonis, 15 March 2007 - 11:01 AM.