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Christians Hardly Read The Bible Them Selves. Why Do They Try So Hard To Force It On Others?


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Because they "have faith" that what they haven't read:

 

1) makes sense

2) is true

3) is realistic

4) is the be-all-and-end-all of everything

5) etc.

 

"Having faith in 'god'" is like a fail-safe mechanism or a crutch that they ignore when they doubt - "It's OK! 'god' is still amazing and will fix everything and keep everything good and well!"

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This is one thing I do have to commend the "Church of Christ" where I once attended -- biblical knowledge was emphasized. I knew a lot of folks that knew the scriptures very well.. They may have been trapped in a fundamentalist interpretation, but I gotta hand it to them for at least regularly reading the damn thing. yellow.gif

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Good read. I don't know which came first; the person being an arrogant, narcissistic, bigot or the religious community making one so. Imo, I suspect the individual person was already an arrogant, narcissistic, bigot and they just found an environment that welcomes the same and allows those things to grow and flourish.

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A lot of christian folks believe only their pastor can interpret the bible correctly so they don't bother reading it at all until sunday rolls around for their bible study. But yeah, as usual, when dealing with christians, hypocrisy seems to be the norm. 

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This is one thing I do have to commend the "Church of Christ" where I once attended -- biblical knowledge was emphasized. I knew a lot of folks that knew the scriptures very well.. They may have been trapped in a fundamentalist interpretation, but I gotta hand it to them for at least regularly reading the damn thing. yellow.gif

 

I wasn't part of the Church of Christ, but I was raised in small conservative churches that also emphasized Bible study, and a lot of the people were fairly knowledgeable of the Bible (through brainwashed lenses, of course).

 

From the article:

 

In my own case, I read the Bible plenty for years. For about a couple years or so I took it in with me to work every day and read it often during my lunchbreaks. I memorized hundreds of verses – because I thought it was the Word of God and I wanted to know what it said. I spent hours reading over it, poring over it. And this went back to high school — it’s why I won seven and got second place once out of the ten Bible Bowls I attended. Fast forward to my deconversion — towards the end of my being a Christian, my Bible reading and praying was at an all-time high. No, this is not an anomaly, or I’d be more hesitant to share it — I’ve heard similar stories from several ex-Christians I kn0w.

 

Pretty much the same with me. I never participated in "Bible Bowls," but I was one who read and studied the Bible daily, even at school, and memorized hundreds of verses. Yet, even as seriously as I took it and as much as I studied the Bible, it still took me quite a number of years to finally start questioning. It's mind-boggling how incredibly deep a thorough indoctrination can run. I truly am baffled at how I could've failed to see through it for so long, but such is the nature of intense brainwashing.

 

Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

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Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

 

 

I would say most christians are cherry picking the Bible and this is how they come into conclusions that the Bible is a love letter from God. A few months ago I had a discussion with a christian friend about this "God always loves us his children" thing and I brought up the atrocities in the Bible and all the nonsense rules (cannot eat shellfish, don't mix different threads in a clothing article, etc). She told me I only thought like that because I took the Bible out of context. Apparently I would find out the Bible is God's love letter only if I read it within the context... and in order to be able to do that I have to read it with God's grace aka I have to have the holy spirit dwell in me.

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Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

 

 

I would say most christians are cherry picking the Bible and this is how they come into conclusions that the Bible is a love letter from God. A few months ago I had a discussion with a christian friend about this "God always loves us his children" thing and I brought up the atrocities in the Bible and all the nonsense rules (cannot eat shellfish, don't mix different threads in a clothing article, etc). She told me I only thought like that because I took the Bible out of context. Apparently I would find out the Bible is God's love letter only if I read it within the context... and in order to be able to do that I have to read it with God's grace aka I have to have the holy spirit dwell in me.

 

Interesting, though, that so many people have trouble with such passages even while they still have the holy spirit dwelling in them.  Most ex-christians started out as christians, after all.

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Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

 

 

I would say most christians are cherry picking the Bible and this is how they come into conclusions that the Bible is a love letter from God. A few months ago I had a discussion with a christian friend about this "God always loves us his children" thing and I brought up the atrocities in the Bible and all the nonsense rules (cannot eat shellfish, don't mix different threads in a clothing article, etc). She told me I only thought like that because I took the Bible out of context. Apparently I would find out the Bible is God's love letter only if I read it within the context... and in order to be able to do that I have to read it with God's grace aka I have to have the holy spirit dwell in me.

 

Interesting, though, that so many people have trouble with such passages even while they still have the holy spirit dwelling in them.  Most ex-christians started out as christians, after all.

 

According to her I didn't have the real holy spirit in me because I will not stray from the faith if I have the real holy spirit. I dared ask her what she thought had inspired me to conclude Bible is not words of God and she said I probably was tempted. She changed the subject when I asked further "tempted by who".

I bet she thinks the same way about all of ex-christians.

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Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

 

 

I would say most christians are cherry picking the Bible and this is how they come into conclusions that the Bible is a love letter from God. A few months ago I had a discussion with a christian friend about this "God always loves us his children" thing and I brought up the atrocities in the Bible and all the nonsense rules (cannot eat shellfish, don't mix different threads in a clothing article, etc). She told me I only thought like that because I took the Bible out of context. Apparently I would find out the Bible is God's love letter only if I read it within the context... and in order to be able to do that I have to read it with God's grace aka I have to have the holy spirit dwell in me.

 

Interesting, though, that so many people have trouble with such passages even while they still have the holy spirit dwelling in them.  Most ex-christians started out as christians, after all.

 

According to her I didn't have the real holy spirit in me because I will not stray from the faith if I have the real holy spirit. I dared ask her what she thought had inspired me to conclude Bible is not words of God and she said I probably was tempted. She changed the subject when I asked further "tempted by who".

I bet she thinks the same way about all of ex-christians.

 

No True Scotsman...

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Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

 

I would say most christians are cherry picking the Bible and this is how they come into conclusions that the Bible is a love letter from God.

 

Well, yeah, but once they arrive at that conclusion, why would they then ignore the so-called "love letter from God"? I mean, if they truly think that's what it is, then one would expect them to be lapping it all up. I sure did (and look where it got me, haha).

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Regarding the original point of the article, though, I do recognize that most Christians in the general public seem rather ignorant of a lot of what is in the Bible. It truly baffles me how people who refer to the Bible as a "love letter from God" could so easily ignore it.

I would say most christians are cherry picking the Bible and this is how they come into conclusions that the Bible is a love letter from God.

Well, yeah, but once they arrive at that conclusion, why would they then ignore the so-called "love letter from God"? I mean, if they truly think that's what it is, then one would expect them to be lapping it all up. I sure did (and look where it got me, haha).

No no no. You need holy spirit when you lap up the Bible so that you don't go astray. The holy spirit will guide you to what God thinks are important. When you truly have the holy spirit within you you will understand God's words. You cannot read the Bible just with your eyes but you also have to read it with your heart and your heart needs to be filled with the holy spirit in order for you to be able to understand God's words.

 

How's that?

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