By Jason Long
The Bible isn't the observe of God. Biblical Nonsense is a wide examine the large challenge of associating divinity with the world’s hottest ebook. This part-philosophical, part-scientific assessment explores the Bible’s divine treachery, clinical errors, old error, fake prophecies, and comical absurdities. Biblical Nonsense additionally expands past those normal purposes for skepticism via tackling the explanation at the back of the emergence and perpetuation of Christianity, mental and sociocultural purposes that force Christians to dangle to their ideals, and illogical tools of argumentation invoked within the security of the Bible. writer Dr. Jason lengthy is a former Christian who condenses the main major biblical difficulties into this unmarried quantity. in contrast to different books within the box that delve into just one subject, this manuscript, understandable even to people who have by no means opened a Bible, is a full-fledged try to display that God’s intended be aware is a manufactured from human minds, no longer divine thought. Dr. Long’s clean studies within the church and complicated degrees of academic enlightenment make him definitely the right person to give this vehemently unpopular, but undeniably attractive subject.
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The violent downpour would have destroyed certain foods and shelter required by these animals. Finally, we have no evidence that all the animals originated from the resting point of the ark near Turkey, yet a reasonable deduction leads us to believe that the animals found their way back to their original locations. However, their assumed success in beating such overwhelming odds raises the question of why they would want to return to their original habitats. It seems that if all these species were able to survive in such radical conditions, they would be equipped to thrive anywhere they desired.
Of course, such advanced understanding was way beyond the scope of the ancient Hebrew. Divine inspiration obviously doesn’t resonate from this passage either. The story of Moses relaying God’s commands to the people also drops the ball when you consider which animals the almighty deemed unclean. He says hares are not clean enough to eat because they chew their cud (Leviticus 11:6 and Deuteronomy 14:7). I’m not sure where he gets this impression because it’s the exact opposite of reality. The obvious solution to this problem is that no all-knowing deity told Moses anything of the sort.
Otherwise, how could his monstrous goat stamp upon them? More importantly, how could someone divinely inspired write something so blatantly preposterous? In the New Testament, Matthew and Mark both record Jesus foretelling of an era when the stars shall “fall from heaven” (24:29 and 13:25, respectively). Jesus, a supposedly perfect human being who was supposedly the only son of a supposedly perfect god, wasn’t immune to scientific ignorance either. Revelation was the grandiose vision of John, yet another man who God allegedly inspired, but John also thought that stars were bright objects of insignificant size directly above the earth.
Biblical Nonsense: A Review of the Bible for Doubting Christians by Jason Long