Posted: Jan 07, 2012 12:56 pm
by Doubtdispelled
GakuseiDon wrote:
Doubtdispelled wrote:
nunnington wrote:
But by using the term 'babble', I assume you are saying that you cannot take these issues seriously, nor do you expect to be taken seriously? I suppose it's a fair exchange.

I used the term 'babble' not only because it's a common term here for the book which, according to most theists, is supposed to contain the 'truth' about god and Jesus, plus all the guidance we will ever need in order to be accepted into 'heaven', but also because it does appear to be nothing but babble. Written by people who, according to GakuseiDon, feel free to put words into the mouths of the characters they are writing about.

You're not interested in looking at the Bible even from a secular perspective, which is what we are doing on this thread? What do you think of those non-theists who are interested in the Bible in that way -- are they wasting their time, do you think?

I'm not interested personally, I don't have enough time to get involved in in-depth discussions. As for whether others are wasting their time, no, I don't think they are if that's what they really want to do.

But why has this turned into a discussion about me and what I think?

Let me see. Could it be to divert attention away from the fact that we have just been informed that the scribes of the bible probably made things up?