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Old 05-16-2001, 03:44 PM   #1
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Post Biblical contradictions and discrepancies?

What is the best website (or other resource) for a comprehensive list of supposed Biblical contradictions, esp. of the four gospels?
 
Old 05-16-2001, 04:21 PM   #2
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One source is the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.
 
Old 05-16-2001, 04:47 PM   #3
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SAB throws a lot of material on the wall. Some of it sticks. Some of it, they stretch further than it goes.

There's also this site called "Internet Infidels" which has a library full of links to various lists of Biblical oopsies. You might check that one out first.

If you want something meatier, I suggest the archive of the now-defunct newsletter Biblical Errancy. It contains exhaustive (and I do mean exhaustive) articles not only on contradictions, but other Biblical minutiae unworthy of being called the "Word of God."

Happy reading!
 
Old 05-16-2001, 05:07 PM   #4
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Impressive! Some really stupid stuff on that site, and some "contradictions" between versed that and totally taken out of context, which betray the intentions of the sites authors. But 300 "contradictions" is an impressively large number. Not to say that I've made up my mind on the issue, but for the other side of the story, "Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties" by Gleason Archer is amazing. Also, "When Critics Ask" by Geisler and Howe is excellent, but second to Archer's work. There are many, many, many good websites as well.
 
Old 05-17-2001, 04:49 AM   #5
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by matt:
Impressive! Some really stupid stuff on that site, and some "contradictions" between versed that and totally taken out of context, which betray the intentions of the sites authors. But 300 "contradictions" is an impressively large number. Not to say that I've made up my mind on the issue, but for the other side of the story, "Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties" by Gleason Archer is amazing. Also, "When Critics Ask" by Geisler and Howe is excellent, but second to Archer's work. There are many, many, many good websites as well.</font>
Which ones would take to be out of context or stupid?

Michael
 
Old 05-17-2001, 05:28 AM   #6
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Not to say that I've made up my mind on the issue, but for the other side of the story, "Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties" by Gleason Archer is amazing. Also, "When Critics Ask" by Geisler and Howe is excellent, but second to Archer's work. There are many, many, many good websites as well.</font>
I would recommend the books you mention above to biblical inerrantists as well. Why? Because they clearly demonstrate the lengths that inerrantists will go in order to "resolve biblical difficulties". The latter book played a key role in my deconversion.

 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BannedFromCARM:
I would recommend the books you mention above to biblical inerrantists as well. Why? Because they clearly demonstrate the lengths that inerrantists will go in order to "resolve biblical difficulties". The latter book played a key role in my deconversion.</font>
Do you mean deconversion from fundamentalism or deconversion from Christianity. Strangely most fundamentals upon realising the the Bible isn't inerrant seem to drop Christianity entirely instead of just dropping the inerrancy doctrine. Personally I find this wierd...
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tercel:
Do you mean deconversion from fundamentalism or deconversion from Christianity. Strangely most fundamentals upon realising the the Bible isn't inerrant seem to drop Christianity entirely instead of just dropping the inerrancy doctrine. Personally I find this wierd...[/B]</font>
I wouldn't say that my realization that the bible was errant resulted in my immediate dismissal of the rest of the christian faith, but it was a huge step in that direction. The thing is, my approach changed when I realized that I just couldn't take the bible's word for it. And without being able to take everything it said on "faith", I really didn't have any other reasons to believe. All of the other tenets of the christian faith didn't really have any more support for them than the doctrine of inerrancy.
 
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&lt;&lt;&lt;Strangely most fundamentals upon realising the the Bible isn't inerrant seem to drop Christianity entirely instead of just dropping the inerrancy doctrine. Personally I find this wierd...&gt;&gt;&gt;

IS inerrant! Not isn't!

The fellows in the white robes claim it's the flawless word of god.

Someone realizes it's full of errancy and contridiction.

Usually causes them to actually examine their religion, other religions, etc.

If the doctrine is errant, it is no more valid than the other 100 or so religious texts of other religions.

If you drop the flawed text what do you base your belief on? Is your faith any less valid than the 10,000 other religions?

After I really examined Christianity I felt it does more harm than good.

Makes sense to me.



-T

[This message has been edited by Thomas (edited May 18, 2001).]
 
Old 05-18-2001, 06:51 AM   #10
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by matt:
Impressive! Some really stupid stuff on that site, and some "contradictions" between versed that and totally taken out of context, which betray the intentions of the sites authors. But 300 "contradictions" is an impressively large number. Not to say that I've made up my mind on the issue, but for the other side of the story, "Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties" by Gleason Archer is amazing. Also, "When Critics Ask" by Geisler and Howe is excellent, but second to Archer's work. There are many, many, many good websites as well.</font>
I have boths books in my library. Needless to say, I don't find either one very impressive, so the description of "excellent" isn't the term I would use to qualify them.

 
 

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