Is the Bible 100% truth?

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Spirituality in the Arts' started by shesulsa, May 23, 2006.

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Is the Bible True and Correct in your opinion?

  1. Yes, I believe all of the Bible is true and correct, even in symbolism

  2. No, the Bible contains skewed opinions and is filled with fabrications

  3. Not sure

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  1. shesulsa

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    We've all heard that saying ... "Either it all applies or none of it applies."

    What say you?
     
  2. Jonathan Randall

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    I think your poll needs a third option instead of just an either/or. In other words, it asks you to choose between either true, even in its symbolism, or "fabrication". For me it is neither - rather it is between those two extremes. Truth, with some symbolism to be taken figuratively, not literally, yet not a fabrication or total distortion. Good question you pose - just needs one more option. Not sure doesn't work for me because I AM sure - of myposition. :)
     
  3. lenatoi

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    I DO beleive it 100%. It sounds to me like you are about to get a few people a bit stirred up. Which of the answers do you choose?
     
  4. shesulsa

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    Option 3 is "Not Sure" - you could pick that.
     
  5. Jonathan Randall

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    But I AM sure...
     
  6. Jenna

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    Please forgive me if I am reading it all wrong but that sounds quite a loaded question and though I currently claim no particular religious affiliations I really would hope and yeah, trust! the intention of this poll was honest rather than to be a platform to encourage further polarisation between those who are in the Christian faith and those who are not.

    We are ALL searching for the SAME THING on this small world with WAY too many divisions already :) :)

    Yr most obdt hmble srvt,
    Jenna
     
  7. Gemini

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    If I remember correctly, The Bible is made up of 66 separate books, each written from a personal pov. Therefore, because we all see things from our own angle, it cannot be 100% accurate. I mean, I'm sure it's a 100% accurate to each individual that contributed, but sometimes what we see, hear or believe isn't true anywhere but in our own mind. It was no different back then. Yet, though it's full of personal observations, metaphores and parables, I still believe that its intent is 100% accurate, if for no other reason than I choose to.
     
  8. Kreth

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    Also keep in mind that many books were dropped from the Bible. Why, because of contradictory accounts? The fact that early translations of the Bible were done by the ruling class doesn't vouch well for its accuracy either.
     
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    Well that's a bit simplistic don't you think?
    I think you may have mis-framed your question here. Would it have been more accurate to say 'do you believe the Bible is the infallible word of God?' because as Gemini said, you can't really apply the term 'truth' to a collection of historical writings in this way.

    For me, the Bible is divinely inspired, a collection of writings, by men. But what is important is the story and the message. Remember Bible means library- it is a collection of books and cannot be taken at face value. You need a key to unlock it's secrets.
     
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    wo 50 50 so far i voted 100% true but i was born and raised that way
     
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    I'm not so suprised at those results, just at the 0% unsure. that is a bit suprising.... at least so far its 0% :)
     
  12. Makalakumu

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    I do not believe in the ultimate veracity of the Bible. It is a work of humans who have given subjective interpretations of things that may or may not have occured. And then, one must deal with the fact that there are literally hundreds (I've held 17 different ones myself) of different versions of the Bible. And they all say different things to one varying degree or another. So which one of those are true? They all can't be true or the word "truth" would lose any meaning at all. So, in a nutshell, this is why I do not think the Bible is true in any sense of the word. Does this mean that it is useless? Of course not. Meaningless? Of course not.
     
  13. fightingfat

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    Translations- there are different scholarly interpretations of what was intended in the original text (Hebrew or Greek). These aren't different versions. Also, this is part of the fun of the Bible, understanding what is said in it's original language and how it can be translated in a historical and political context. There's only one different 'version' that I'm aware of and that's the Jehovah's Witnesses 'New World translation'.

    The Catholic Bible contains more books than the Protestant one too.
     
  14. terryl965

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    Can I ask a question? why is the poll only for the Bible what about the Book Of God and are you talking new or old version?

    Sorry now on to the question No I do not believe the Bible is 100% actualic, people wrote and other interpeted what they believed it to be. But the Book of God is for me and my beliefs. As for my wife the new testiment is right for her and that is fine by me. For my mother it is the old testiment and that is great for her. I believe everybody beliefs 100% of which version they use so can it 100% accuate by the statement above that would means no!
    Terry
     
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    Isn't 'The Book of God' simply the Bible written as a novel by Walter Wangerin Jr?

     
  16. shesulsa

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    In reply to some questions:
    Of course it was honest. I do not wish to increase the gap between faiths, though I do feel that some people who call themselves 'Christians' might need to examine some things more closely.
    Thank you, Captain Future Conversation. :boing1:
    No, I didnt' misframe my question, I asked it in the format it was for a reason. This question is later in a series of polls I will post. Thanks.
    Because right now this is what I wanted to post the poll on and I did word it according to how I want people to answer the question.
    I choose no.
     
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    Because right now this is what I wanted to post the poll on and I did word it according to how I want people to answer the question.

    Thanks for the response I hope I did not offend your post Shesulsa, I have always respected you and your threads. I will had off until you get around to the other polls you mention. Good luck with this one.
    Terry
     
  18. Makalakumu

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    These are more then just translations. They are diffferent versions. Some have completely different books.
     
  19. shesulsa

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    That's interesting - I've never seen a Bible with different books included as the officially published Old or New Testament.

    The versions I've spent time perusing are the King James Version, American Standard Version, New World Version, and the New International Version. Then also there was a publication in the 70's called 'The Good News' which was a current-day language version of The New Testament. All these versions had the same books.

    Which published version has other books?

    Not at all, Terry.
     
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    There aren't. There is a Canon of approved books, an old and a New Testament. The Catholic Bible includes a number of OT books not included in the Protestant version, these are called 'The Deuterocanonicals', other than that the contents do not vary.
     

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