“has the bible ever been proven wrong?”
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Per your request David here’s my last ask in a re-bloggable format. I’m still going with troll on this one. I shall laugh about this for days. I’ve actually had this argument before with someone over the same passage. I guess it does sound like something that would come from the Bible, but you would think they would verify the chapter and verse before spewing it. LOL ~ Kim
Oh. My. Gods. xD I can’t fucking believe…LOL
Um, the Bible does actually make a point to TEACH that even demons/Satan can quote Scripture. It’s from the temptation of Christ, when he was in the desert. So, yes, the literal phrase “The devil can quote Scripture” is from Shakespeare, but the teaching is in the Bible.
Matthew 4:5-6 — Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ “
Thus I have no choice but to laugh at the ironic arrogance in this post.
The Bible also talks about this in Matthew 7:15, however neither that verse, or the verse you mentioned were used by the Anon asking the question. Had they used an ACTUAL biblical reference, the answer would have been much different. Using the bible as a tool, and a weapon is something I’m very skilled at. Fortunately, I’m also very well read. ~ Kim
I asked this question way back when I had about 20 followers. Now that I have a bit more, I’d love to know the answer. This picture was originally posted by A is for Atheist here, so I want to give them credit. Either tumblr won’t allow me to ask a question in a re-blog, or I just have no clue how. ~ Kim
How are you good without God?
I hear or see this every day. It’s probably one of, if not the most common statement on atheist blogs, websites, forums, and wherever we atheists express ourselves. This statement is on billboards, and the sides of buses, causing theist to lose their minds and take offense. So I’ve been wondering what it means to you?
When you apply that statement to yourself, are you using adjective good, as in “Would you like another drink?” “No I’m good”? This works for me. I spent years immersed in religious literature and theological bullshit, that if I never see or hear again, I’ll be more that good. Using the bible to support the bible, or twisting academic findings to fit into a God shaped world infuriates me. So no thank you, I’m really good without god!
However, you could also be using noun good, as in “I’m a good person, and God has nothing to do with it.” If I made a list of who I was before and after Christianity, the only things missing from the after lists are belief in God, prayer, church attendance, useless tithing, proselytizing and guilt. Dropping those things did not change who I am. I didn’t walk away from the church and stop volunteering, maybe it’s because I never did volunteer work that required fellowship and preaching. I’ve always gravitated to opportunities to serve and avoided those that made me have to share my faith. In hindsight, it can be said that I was never a good Christian, but I’ve always considered myself to be a good person.
So I’m a good person with no God in my life, and it would be really good if I never heard about him again.
This question is for all non-theists, not just atheist. How does being good without God work for you?