bbyrd009 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:58 am
Gnostic Bishop wrote: ↑Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:32 am
bbyrd009 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:05 am
Wuzzup GB, your head finally explode or what, on that other thread? I can't imagine you ever leaving anyone the last word or anything lol. Hope you're ok bro, hny
My head is still intact, thanks, ands I do let others have the last word when it makes sense. I also ignore gratuitous insults.
I don't know what you meant on the other thread. I am too gregarious to recall and have a memory like an absent minded professor. That is why I rely so heavily on logic and reason.
ah, the Greek way it is then. But I suggest that reading the Bible as if It were written that way won't work, fwiw. Not that you're very stuck on th Bible or anything anyway I guess. And in English at least I sure don't blame you
I agree with your view of the bible.
I keep a bible in the house even though I think this quote quite correct.
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
Then again, I am a Gnostic Christian and know how to read the filth in it.
Said of Gnostic Christian versus Christian bible reading practices.
“Both read the Bible day and night; but you read black where I read white.”
I would take this further and advise you to read any scriptures from as many POV as is within you. Question everything including yourself.
The bible, if read as a book of wisdom, does have much wisdom though.
You just have to read it the way Gnostics do and revers a lot of the Christian morals.
Christians call evil good while Gnostic Christians call evil, evil.
I E. Gnostic Christians think that bible God, the demiurge to us, is quite immoral for thinking that torturing King David's baby for 6 days before finally killing it is good justice. Gnostic Christians think that evil while Christians think that a good form of justice.
Which group do you think is right?