Hello everyone. I’m an atheist interested in counter-apologetics. Are there any Jews or Christians (or ex-Jews or ex-Christians) visiting here who have come across any Biblical contradictions or inconsistencies for which you have not found a satisfying answer to? If so, could you please post them here for discussion?

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I was never a Christian (I was a Wiccan first).

In regard to one of the basic complaints of a believer (something cannot come from nothing), the scientific answer is "no one is claiming that." When pressed, "I don't know" is an acceptable answer to someone who is still open to evidence.

In regards to the bogeyman of religion, evolution by natural selection, despite being buttressed by multiple scientific disciplines, observations, tests, and experiments, all repeatable, the theory is still subject to both revision and even debunking by science should evidence become available that cannot be accommodated by the theory. Though evolution is possibly the best-buttressed theory ever in the scientific community, it is still falsifiable. Major theories have been overthrown before on new evidence, and thus the religious do not hold scientific theory to be valid. Their religion is not falsifiable, the very antithesis of science, and the very reason they believe it.

On the other hand Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, &c already know and so are not impressed with "I don't know" - for them it proves their premise "God dunnit."

 

As to the matter of contradictions in the Bible, there are so many the question is actually irrelevant to the believer. From the two different accounts of the creation of the world in Genesis 1 & 2 to the improbable history unsupported by facts of the birth of Jesus, it makes no difference.

Even the most obvious contradiction in the Bible, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and God's punishment for eating from it will not convince them. (The contradiction is that God created Adam and Eve with no knowledge of good and evil, thus eating from the tree against God's wishes could not have been known by them to be an evil act, nor disobeying God's direct command. Thus Adam and Eve were punished for something they did not know was wrong. All humanity is stained by that original sin which imposes punishment on all for the actions of two, who did not know what they were doing is wrong. That ain't no way to run a justice system.)

 

Believers believe because they accept a premise as true without evidence.

 

To actually make a dent in a believer's faith, one has to derail that faith. Since the faith is based in something not demonstrably true, no amount of demonstrating it is untrue will help.

 

A different approach might be the one taken by Why does God Hate Amputees?

Or taking an approach of "How does one determine that the Bible is a good moral code to live by?" (We know it's not.) One must have some sort of moral compass to make a determination that the Bible has a moral compass to begin with. Thus morality is not based on the Bible.

Most religious will fall into the Texas Sharpshooter fallacy (cherry-picking) to point out the "good parts" of the Bible and entirely ignore the bad ones (slavery, genocide, &c.)

If you are an atheist and also a moral person, even then that mightn't be enough, as the religious will claim that everyone is God-breathed and thus has their moral code imprinted by God in the first place.

Rather than pointing out fallacies of the Bible (which can be explained away in a myriad of ways from poor translations to "they're not really fallacies" to "God's ways are inscrutable"), it might be better to point out the problematic issues of belief without proof.

One of the certainties in debating biblical inerrantists is that no matter how lucid a biblical text may be, if the plain reading of the text results in a discrepancy, inerrantists will stretch imagination beyond reasonable limits to try to make it not mean what it clearly says. The how-it-could-have-been scenario is by far the most popular method of "explaining" discrepancies, but the figurative/symbolic/metaphorical route runs a close second. When the plain language of a biblical text results in a discrepancy, the biblicist can simply say, "Well, this wasn't intended to be understood literally; it is all figurative [symbolic/metaphorical]." - Farrell Till

  • Two blind men besought Jesus (Matt 20:29,30); Only one blind man besought Him (Luke 18:35,38; Mark 10:46-47).
  • 1SA 16:18-23 Saul knew David well before the latter's encounter with Goliath. 1SA 17:55-58 Saul did not know David at the time of his encounter with Goliath and had to ask about David's identity.
  • 1SA 31:4-6 Saul killed himself by falling on his sword. 2SA 1:2-10) Saul, at his own request, was slain by an Amalekite. 2SA 21:12 Saul was killed by the Philistines on Gilboa.
  • 2SA 24:24 David paid 50 shekels of silver for the purchase of a property. 1CH 21:22-25 He paid 600 shekels of gold.
  • 2KI 9:27 Jehu shot Ahaziah near Ibleam. Ahaziah fled to Meggido and died there. 2CH 22:9 Ahaziah was found hiding in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and put to death.
  • MT 2:13-16 Following the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary flee to Egypt, (where they stay until after Herod's death) in order to avoid the murder of their firstborn by Herod. Herod slaughters all male infants two years old and under. (Note: John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin, though under two is somehow spared without fleeing to Egypt.) LK 2:22-40 Following the birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary remain in the area of Jerusalem for the Presentation (about forty days) and then return to Nazareth without ever going to Egypt. There is no slaughter of the infants. (see also -  http://errancy.org/nativity.html
  • According to Matthew 26:15, the chief priests "weighed out thirty pieces of silver" to give to Judas. There are two things wrong with this: There were no "pieces of silver" used as currency in Jesus' time - they had gone out of circulation about 300 years before. In Jesus' time, minted coins were used - currency was not "weighed out." By using phrases that made sense in Zechariah's time but not in Jesus' time Matthew gives away the fact that he creates events in his gospel to match "prophecies" he finds in the Old Testament.
  • The Biblical account of Pilate's offer to release Jesus but the Jews demanding the release of Barabbas is pure fiction, containing both contradictions and historical inaccuracies. Pilate's "custom" of releasing a prisoner at Passover is pure invention - the only authority given by Rome to a Roman governor in situations like this was postponement of execution until after the religious festival. Release was out of the question. It is included in the gospels for the sole purpose of further removing blame for Jesus' death from Pilate and placing it on the Jews.
  • The gospels have Pilate giving in to an unruly mob. This is ridiculous in light of Pilate's previous and subsequent history. Josephus tells us that Pilate's method of crowd control was to send his soldiers into the mob and beat them (often killing them) into submission. Pilate was eventually recalled to Rome because of his brutality.
  • When the gospel writers mention Jesus talking to his mother and to John from the cross, they run afoul of another historical fact - the Roman soldiers closely guarded the places of execution, and nobody was allowed near (least of all friends and family who might attempt to help the condemned person).
  • Was she dead or just dying?  (Matthew 9:18)  He asked for help, saying his daughter was already dead.  (Luke 8:41-42)  Jairus approached Jesus for help, because his daughter was dying.
  • Who made the request?  (Matthew 20:20-21)  Their mother requested that James and John, Zebedee’s children, should sit beside Jesus in his Kingdom.  (Mark 10:35-37) James and John, Zebedee’s children, requested that they should sit beside Jesus in his Kingdom. - http://errancy.org/sit.html
  • John is said to have been born in Bethsaida. Yet the author of John says in 12:21 that Phillip is from Bethsaida in Galilee. Bethsaida is not in the province of Galilee. If this was written by someone from Bethsaida they would have known that Bethsaida was not in this province. So who wrote it? Bethsaida was in the province of Gaulontinis, not the province of Galilee.
  • The two thieves reviled Christ (Matthew 27:44 & Mark 15:32). Only one thief mocks Christ the other one comes to his defense  (Luke 23:39-40).
  • Who bought the Sepulcher?  Jacob, Josh 24:32. Abraham, Acts 7:16
  • Problem: Accounts of Mary Magdalene at the tomb conflict and cannot be harmonized (Matthew 28:1-9, John 20:1-2). - http://errancy.org/tomb.html - If John said that Mary Magdalene went to the tomb, found the stone rolled away, and went to Peter and the other disciple and told them that the body had been stolen, Turkel [(J.P. Holding)] must show us that this depiction of her is consistent with Matthew's claim that she had had encounters at the tomb with an angel and Jesus himself that would have informed her that Jesus had been resurrected. He has not done that yet. All he has done is tap-dance around the problem by purposely evading all of my textual analyses that require readers to understand that Matthew claimed that Mary M had had experiences at the tomb that are inconsistent with John's claim that she thought the body had been stolen [...] The issue is whether Matthew's depiction of Mary Magdalene was consistent with John's. If it wasn't, then the Bible is not inerrant, because there is at least one incompatible inconsistency in it. - Farrell Till
  • There is no historical record of Ceasar Agustus taxing the Jewish people or making them travel to be taxed: "No such decree of Augustus is known to secular history; the provinces were taxed locally and at such different times as the local authorities decreed. If Jesus was born, as Matthew says, "in the days of Herod," Joseph, whether a resident of Galilee or of Judea, could not have been subject to such a Roman tax, for neither of these Jewish districts, belonging to Herod's kingdom was then a part of the Roman empire or of its province of Syria, being added thereto only in 7 AD. Nor would residents of Galilee have gone to Judea to be taxed, either when both districts were separate governments, or after both were parts of Syria; citizens are taxed in the places of their actual residence, not in the town, in a different government, where they chanced to have been born. In all respects, "the account of Luke rests, therefore, on a series of mistakes" (Encyc. Bib., Vol. 1: col. 808 )." - Joseph Wheless  - Roman censuses cared nothing for remote genealogies [...] they were based on ownership of property of the living, not the dead. [...] A Roman census would not have taken Joseph to Bethlehem where he and Mary owned nothing and were therefore assumed to have needed to lodge as visitors at an inn. - Robert Lane - http://errancy.org/census.html
  • Nazareth did not Exist in Jesus' time: "The town of Nazareth did not exist during the alleged life of Jesus. There is no mention of it in any records or on any maps, even though detailed Roman records were kept at that time. It was founded after the Gospel stories were circulating." - David Icke
  • No secular historians from Jesus' supposed lifetime mention Jesus or any of his many wonderful words and works. History is completely silent concerning him. Amazingly, we have not one Jewish, Greek, or Roman writer, even those who lived in the Middle East, much less anywhere else on the earth, who ever mention him during his supposed life time. This appears quite extraordinary, and you will find few Christian apologists who dare mention this embarrassing fact. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=rsaRQDxmLqY&feature=en...
  • All 4 gospels are completely and entirely anonymous as to who wrote them (the claim that John is the disciple whom Jesus loved was not in the earliest copies of the gospel of John), and the dates they were written are not cited by the gospels themselves. The gospels also are not contemporary to the time Jesus lived and died. And even to this day the supposed dates of when they were written are still questionable and a matter of debate. Therefore they are unqualified as historical documents or eyewitness accounts.
  • Herod did not commit infanticide as the bible records. No historical records bear witness to it. Among the authors who do not mention the slaughter of the innocents is Josephus, the Jewish historian who despised Herod, and listed his crimes and atrocities in revolting detail. If he knew of the incident, he would certainly have mentioned it, and he had every facility for knowing about it: "That a Roman king, under the great Roman peace of the golden age of Augustus, could execute such a wholesale massacre of the subjects of the empire proves itself impossible. No human history records such a massacre in Judea; not even Josephus, who relates in forty chapters of his Antiquities of the Jews the most trifling details of the life and reign of Herod and dilate upon his many crimes, has a word of this tremendous murderous event." - Joseph Wheless
  • The Bible contradicts itself as to when Jesus was born: "Matthew, one of the Evangelists, suggests that Jesus was born in King Herod’s time, for it was this king who, hearing from the Magi that a King of the Jews was born, decided to destroy him; but Luke, another Evangelist, intimates that Jesus was born when Quirinus was ruler of Judea, which makes the date of Jesus’ birth about fourteen years later than the date given by Matthew. Why this discrepancy in a historical document, to say nothing about inspiration?" - Mangasar Magurditch Mangasarian
  • Matthew 2:23 refers to a prophecy about Jesus that doesn't exist in the Old Testament.  - "It says of Jesus, "And he came and dwelt in the city called Nazareth , that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, 'He shall be called a Nazarene.’” I'm sad to say that in my 20 years as a Christian, I never realized that Matthew makes reference to a prophecy that doesn’t even exist! Try as you may, you will nowhere find a place in the Old Testament where it unambiguously declares the Messiah would be a Nazarene." - http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2007/09/100-challenge.html
  • In Ezekiel 29:8-12, and 30:10-11 the prophet says that  that Nebuchadnezzar would destroy Egypt and leave it utterly desolate for a period of 40 years, during which no foot of man or beast would pass through it, but history recorded no such desolation of Egypt during or after the reign of Nebuchadnezzar. This bible passage is one of the most erroneous in the entire Bible. Egypt has never been a desolate waste, there has never been a time when people have not walked through it, there has never been a period of forty years when Egypt was uninhabited, and it has never been surrounded by other desolate countries. Also Nebuchadnezzar was defeated in his only attempt to invade Egypt. In 568 BCE Nebuchadrezzar tried to conquer Egypt and Egypt survived with no apparent damage. Aahmes ruled for another generation over a prosperous Egypt and lived to see Nebuchadrezzar die. No Egyptians were scattered or dispersed. - http://www.goatstar.org/failed-prophecies/
  • Ezekiel 30:12 and Isaiah 19:1-8 tells us the Nile will dry up, and that the sea drains in the time of pagan Egypt. There is no evidence that this has happened in recorded history.
  • In Isaiah 19:18 Isaiah says Egyptians will learn the tongue of Canaanites. Not only has the Canaanite language never been spoken by Egyptians, but it is now an extinct language. There is the very unlikely possibility Isaiah was referring to Hebrew, which is technically a Canaanite language. However, Hebrew was also never adopted by the Egyptians. And according to the context of this passage, Isaiah is specifically referring to Pagan Egypt, which ceased to exist in the 4th century. So even if Egyptians started speaking Hebrew at this very moment, it would still be an inaccurate prediction. Also, it's worth noting that Isaiah believes the Egyptians will convert to Mosaic Judaism (a dead religion) and start offering sacrifices to the LORD shortly after this incident, (Isaiah 19:21) a practice no longer done by Jews since the Temple was destroyed and priesthood lost.
  • In Jeremiah Chapter 50 God prophesies that Babylon will never again be inhabited. But it has been inhabited constantly since the prophecy was supposedly made, and is inhabited still today.
  • Isaiah erroneously predicted the complete and utter destruction of Damascus. Isaiah 17:1-2: "An oracle concerning Damascus. See, Damascus will cease to be a city, and will become a heap of ruins. Her towns will be deserted forever..." It is now almost three millennia since that prophecy and Damascus remains a vibrant city to this day. While Damascus had been overran many times in its past, it is still around. Thus the prophecy that says Damascus will cease to be a city forever is obviously false.
  • The first 5 books of the Bible (AKA the Torah) are entirely anonymous writings. No one knows who wrote them. It has been proven that Moses was not the author. Also the books Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles etc. have been proven to be unknown as to who wrote them, and to have been written much later than their supposed times and authors.
  • The Gospels do not record exactly when Jesus was supposedly born or when he died. They even contradict on the estimated age of Jesus: "Biographers of celebrated men are careful to state with exactness, or to approximate, the dates of the birth and death and of the principal events of the lives, of their subjects. The inspired biographers of the Son of God, for Christians the most momentous figure of history, ignore such dates or muddle them beyond even approximate probability... The age of Jesus at the beginning of his ministry is left in like uncertainty. Luke says: "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar. ... Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age" (Luke 3: 1, 23 ). The reign of Tiberius began in 14 AD; the fifteenth year of his reign would be 29 AD If Jesus was born, as Matthew says, "in the days of Herod the king" (Matt. 2: 1 ), and was thus born in or before 6 BC, as Matthew's account works out, Jesus would be thirty-five years of age in AD 29 and not "about thirty." But if Jesus was born, as Luke says, "when Cyrenius was governor of Syria" (Luke 2: 2 ), which was in AD 7, Jesus would be but twenty-one or twenty-two years of age in the fifteenth year of Tiberius, 29 AD, when his ministry began." - Joseph Wheless 
  • "All the events said to have been witnessed by John alone are omitted by John alone. This fact seems fatal either to the reality of the events in question or to the genuineness of the fourth gospel." [W.R. Greg, Creed of Christendom.]
  • One of the most obvious contradictions found in the Bible has to do with when the women prepared spices to anoint the dead body of Christ. Mark has them preparing the spices after the sabbath is over. Whereas Luke has them preparing the spices BEFORE the Sabbath and then resting on the Sabbath day: Mark: "When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb." Luke: "It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come… from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared." (Mark 16, Luke 23, and 24)
  • This legion of devils was cast out of one man (Mark 5:1-2; Luke 8:26-27); but it was two men possessed with devils out of whom the legion was cast (Matt. 8:28 ) - http://errancy.org/demons.html
  • Ezekiel predicts the inevitable destruction of Tyre and its suburbs by Nebuchadnezzar. He also clearly declares that upon this destruction Tyre will never again be rebuilt. Despite Ezekiel saying it would never be rebuilt, Tyre exists to this day (the island and mainland having been connected now), and its inhabitants are even mentioned, in the present tense, several times in the New Testament (e.g. at Acts 12:20). This is not just a vague prophecy of Tyre's destruction some time in the future. It tells us precisely who will be responsible: Nebuchadnezzar. However, his seige ended in 573 BC with a negotiated settlement. He never did destroy the city, and so Ezekiel's prophecy did not occur. - http://errancy.org/tyre.html 
  • Matthew (27:9) wrongly attributes a prophecy to Jeremiah which was in fact made by Zechariah. And even in Zechariah (11:12-14), according to the context, this is in fact not a prophecy but a reference to something that happened to Zechariah Himself. - http://errancy.org/matthew-jeremiah.html
  • Solomon’s Sacrifice: 2 Chronicles 7:5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats. So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God. - 2 Chronicles 7:8-9 So Solomon observed the festival at that time for seven days, and all Israel with him—a vast assembly, people from Lebo [a] Hamath to the Wadi of Egypt. On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more. - That’s 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep in a single week. That’s about 850 animals an hour, 14 every minute.
  • The 3 synoptic gospels present the triumphal entry as preceding the cleansing of the temple. And both events happen very close to each other. However the gospel of John has the cleansing of the temple happen at the beginning of Christ's ministry and the has the triumphal entry taking place towards the ends of Christ's ministry, and John makes no mention of another cleansing event: MT 21:1-17; MK 11:1-19; LK 19:28-48; JN 2:13-17, 12:1-18
  • JN 7:38 Jesus quotes a statement that he says appears in scripture (i.e., the OT). (No such statement is found in the OT.)
  • RO 10:11 (An alleged OT quote; no such statement in the OT.)
  • JA 4:5 (Quotes an alleged OT scripture verse not found in the OT.)
  • Many biblical authors are unknown. When an author has been named that name has sometimes been selected by pious believers rather than given by the author himself. The four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, are examples of books which did not carry the names of their actual authors; the present names were assigned long after these four books were written. And in spite of what the Gospel authors say—biblical scholars are now almost unanimously agreed that none of the Gospel authors was either an actual disciple of Jesus or even an eyewitness to his ministry.
  • Matthew 15:1 (KJV) “Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.”  - The author of Matthew is giving away the date of composition here (after 70 CE). According to Rabbinic literature, prior to the destruction of the Temple only Priests were required to wash before they ate. After the destruction it became Rabbinic Law for all Jews to wash their hands before meals. (the author of Mark also makes this same error) 
  • Matthew 21:12 (KJV)“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,”  - “Of God” is not in the earliest manuscripts but is included in about half of modern English translations. The Greek word that “Matthew” uses indicates that the entire temple is being described, not just a section, and Matthew’s Greek states that ALL of the moneychangers were cast out (overthrew). Based on descriptions of the temple operations this would have been virtually impossible for one man to accomplish which was conceded by several early Church Fathers such as Origen. Josephus records many disturbances in the Temple but never mentions this one.
  • Matthew 26:17 (KJV) "Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?” - According to the Tanakh the eating of the Passover came before the Feast Of Unleavened Bread. Leviticus 23:5(JPS) “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at dusk, is HaShem'S passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto HaShem”  - So the proper response from Jesus should have been “yesterday”.
  • Matthew 26:23 (KJV) “And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.” According to the Mishnah, M. Pes. 10.3, there was no custom of a common dish for dipping before 70 CE. Ooops.
  • Matthew 26:64 (KJV) “Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.” - The entire “trial” scene is bizarre. According to the Talmud the Sanhedrin was prohibited from convening at night or on the eve of holidays. The “conspirators” initially plan on avoiding dealing with Jesus on Passover and end up dealing with Jesus on Passover. “Matthew” can’t think of any reason why Judas would betray Jesus. In a time of severely limited means of communication and transportation the entire Sanhedrin assembles in a few hours except for the Pharisees, who are suddenly no where to be found, even though they were the primary enemies of Jesus before the “trial”. The Priests, who will have their busiest time of the year during Passover, make the trial no problem. So “the Jews” whose biggest crime according to the Christian Bible is that they are legalistic don’t do anything legalistic during the most important legalistic event of the Christian Bible. The perfectly legitimate charge against Jesus that he created a disturbance in the Temple is never made while a charge of blasphemy against God is made even though Jesus never used the word “God”. 
  • Matthew 27:9 (KJV)“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.” - No such direct quote from Jeremiah and you couldn’t even piece the above together by sifting through all of Jeremiah. (Jeremiah 19:1-13 and Jeremiah 32:6-9) - http://www.errancy.org/matthew-jeremiah.html
  • Matthew 27:37 (KJV) “And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” - There is no evidence whatsoever outside of the Christian Bible that the charge against the crucified person was placed on the stake above them.
  • Matthew 27:45 (KJV)“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.”  - We have records from astronomers of the first century and none of them report any three hour period of darkness in Israel or the entire world. The boy prophet Bruce Springsteen did report a darkness on the edge of town but that was two thousand years later. It was a common literary technique of the time for biographers to report such a supernatural darkness at the demise of people they considered great.
  • Matthew 27:52 (KJV)“And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”  - No non-Christian writer of the first century reports this. A related question is what happened to these saints?
  • Mark 8:4 (KJV) “And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?”  “From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread”? How about Mark 6:41 (KJV)?“And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. 42 And they did all eat, and were filled.” - That the disciples would have forgotten the previous feeding miracle reported by the same author is not believable. A few desperate apologists claim that “Mark” was illustrating the general lack of belief and faith on the part of the disciples but “Mark’s” narrative here demonstrates a lack of knowledge (regarding the previous feeding miracle) on the part of the disciples and not a lack of faith. 
  • Mark 10:12 (KJV)“And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.” - According to the Tanakh and Jewish law of Jesus’ time a woman had no right to divorce her husband. The author of Mark is giving away that he was not very familiar with the laws of Israel in Jesus’ time.
  • Mark 15:16 (KJV) “And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.” - Everyone agrees that the official residence of Pilate was in Caesarea and no known author outside of the Christian Bible, such as Josephus or Philo, ever refers to a praetorium in Jerusalem for this time period. - http://1001errors.com/files/Err252-258.html
  • Problem: A man's ear is cut off before or after Jesus is seized. Verses: Mark 14:45-47, Luke 22:47-54, others;Status: Serious - http://www.errancy.org/ear.html
  • Mark 16 Verses 9-20 are not in the earliest extant manuscripts, are not referred to by the earliest Church Fathers and Eusebius. Victor and Jerome wrote that they were not in the earliest and most reliable manuscripts. Most modern Christian translations include 9-20 without any indication that they were not original. A common Christian apology is that despite differences in the details of the Gospels there is no disputed verse which significantly changes the basic story. Verses 9-20 would beg to differ as without them there is no direct evidence of a resurrected Jesus, just an empty tomb (keep in mind that the claim that the tomb was guarded was Matthew’s and not Mark’s). The differences between the resurrected sightings of Matthew and Luke are exponentially different than the differences in the body of their stories because they didn’t have a resurrection sighting story from Mark to follow. This problem also accounts for why the nativity stories of Matthew and Luke are so different.
  • The authors of Ezra 2:3 and Neh. 7:8 enumerate the tribes that came back from captivity in Babylon. They disagree as to the numbers involved in some clans and tribes: Ezra: Arah: 775 - Pahath Moab: 2812 - Zattu: 945 - Bebai: 623 - Azgad: 1222 - Adonikam: 666 - Bigvai: 2056 - Adin: 454 etc., etc. Nehamiah: Arah: 652 - Pahath Moab: 2818 - Zattu: 845 - Bebai: 628 - Azgad: 2322 - Adonikam: 667 - Bigvai: 2067 - Adin: 655 etc., etc. Of course, I could go on, but you get the point. The accounts differ, often by thousands, even orders of magnitude.The accounts clearly differ in significant details, and by significant amounts. They obviously can't both be right. If this is God's word, He apparently can't get the story straight when telling it twice.
  • What tribe was Aijalon from? Joshua 21:23-24 And out of the tribe of Dan ... Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs. 1 Chronicles 6:66, 69 The tribe of Ephraim ... Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gathrimmon with her suburbs.
  • The two callings of Andrew and Simon are inconsistent with each other. Verses: John 1:35-41, Mark 1:14-18. - http://www.errancy.org/andrew-and-simon.html - Also John’s Jesus’ first two disciples were hanging out with John the Baptist while Mark’s Jesus’ first two disciples were gone fishing.

 

 

Here's a biggie.

The bible many times affirms that God is both omnipotent and omniscient. But this is a logical contradiction, because if God is omniscient then he infallibly knows eternally what he will do in the future. But this contradicts both God's omnipotence and his freedom, for he doesn't have the omnipotence to change his future mind, and so lacks the freedom to do so also. If he does possess the omnipotence to change his future mind then he cannot truly be said to be omniscient. So, the whole God concept is illogical and absurd.

oh wow - tha is a very good observation Anthony. I agree.

My problem with religion is with pastors and preachers telling me some vague thing and never touching on the issue. For instance in all 6 years of attending what I can now call a cult, one set of questions have received NO answers at all. Why do we need Jesus to save us from God's wrath? And this relates to the trinity question...If Jesus and God and the Holy Spirit are one why does Jesus have tosave us from himself? I can understand Jesus but God really needs to spend some serious time on the psychologists couch. God is the one that is going to cast us into the fire for all eternity, Satan does not do this act, God does! This is very disturbing, but the truth always exposes itself when you do some digging.  Why are Christians opposing Obama? After all, Romans chapter 13 states that Obama and all other authority figures come from the will of God. God appointed Obama for such a time as this. To oppose Obama is to oppose one whom God has placed in that position. Christians should be known as law abiding citizens of whatever country they reside in and obey the rules set forth in each of those countries. We should be known as respectful people because we always show respect for those we live next to. A good neighbor is what we should be known for. Good neighbors do not seek to remove the rights of their neighbors, they respect the rights of others. If we want people to show Christians respect than Jesus taught us how to treat THEM with respect. In this light, I can no longer recognize the Christianity of this country as that which belongs to Christ.

Jesus was not a paragon of virtue, even with respect to how to treat others.  If he was, then why did he call the Samaritan woman a dog, which was - and remains - a huge insult in the Middle East?  Why did he overturn the moneychangers tables when all they were doing was providing a service needed to offer the animal sacrifices that the Jewish deity commanded?

No, if someone WANTS to believe then unanswered and impossible questions can be ignored.  'Cause it's a mystery!  But if someone treats the power of belief as an extraordinary and important ability that should never be abused or used irresponsibly, then one will easily see all the ridiculousness of the Bible and supernatural religions for what it is.

Theological doctrines:

     1. God is satisfied with his works
         Gen 1:31
        God is dissatisfied with his works.  
         Gen 6:6
     2. God dwells in chosen temples
         2 Chron 7:12,16
        God dwells not in temples
         Acts 7:48
     3. God dwells in light
         Tim 6:16
        God dwells in darkness
         1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2
     4. God is seen and heard
         Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/
          Ex 24:9-11
        God is invisible and cannot be heard
         John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16
     5. God is tired and rests
         Ex 31:17
        God is never tired and never rests
         Is 40:28
     6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things
         Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
        God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all      
        things
         Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8
     7. God knows the hearts of men
         Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
        God tries men to find out what is in their heart
         Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12
     8. God is all powerful
         Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26
       God is not all powerful
         Judg 1:19
     9. God is unchangeable
         James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19
        God is changeable
         Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/ 
          Ex 33:1,3,17,14
     10. God is just and impartial
          Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25
         God is unjust and partial
          Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12
     11. God is the author of evil
          Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25
         God is not the author of evil
          1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13
     12. God gives freely to those who ask
          James 1:5/ Luke 11:10
         God withholds his blessings and prevents men from receiving    
         them
          John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17
     13. God is to be found by those who seek him
          Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17
         God is not to be found by those who seek him
          Prov 1:28
     14. God is warlike
          Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15
         God is peaceful
          Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33
     15. God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious
          Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19
         God is kind, merciful, and good
          James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/  
           1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8
     16. God's anger is fierce and endures long
          Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4
         God's anger is slow and endures but for a minute
          Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5
     17. God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings,   
         sacrifices ,and holy days
          Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9
         God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings,    
         sacrifices, and holy days.
          Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12
     18. God accepts human sacrifices
          2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39
         God forbids human sacrifice
          Deut 12:30,31
     19. God tempts men
          Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13
         God tempts no man
          James 1:13
     20. God cannot lie
          Heb 6:18
         God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive
          2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9
     21. Because of man's wickedness God destroys him
          Gen 6:5,7
         Because of man's wickedness God will not destroy him
          Gen 8:21
     22. God's attributes are revealed in his works.
          Rom 1:20
         God's attributes cannot be discovered
          Job 11:7/ Is 40:28
     23. There is but one God
          Deut 6:4
         There is a plurality of gods
          Gen 1:26/ Gen 3:22/ Gen 18:1-3/ 1 John 5:7
 

Moral Precepts

     24. Robbery commanded
          Ex 3:21,22/ Ex 12:35,36
         Robbery forbidden
          Lev 19:13/ Ex 20:15
     25. Lying approved and sanctioned
          Josh 2:4-6/ James 2:25/ Ex 1:18-20/ 1 Kings 22:21,22
         Lying forbidden
          Ex 20:16/ Prov 12:22/ Rev 21:8
     26. Hatred to the Edomite sanctioned
          2 Kings 14:7,3
         Hatred to the Edomite forbidden
          Deut 23:7
     27. Killing commanded
          Ex 32:27
         Killing forbidden
          Ex 20:13
     28. The blood-shedder must die
          Gen 9:5,6
         The blood-shedder must not die
          Gen 4:15
     29. The making of images forbidden
           Ex 20:4
         The making of images commanded
          Ex 25:18,20
     30. Slavery and oppression ordained
          Gen 9:25/ Lev 25:45,46/ Joel 3:8
         Slavery and oppression forbidden
          Is 58:6/ Ex 22:21/ Ex 21:16/ Matt 23:10
     31. Improvidence enjoyed
          Matt 6:28,31,34/ Luke 6:30,35/ Luke 12:3
         Improvidence condemned
          1 Tim 5:8/ Prov 13:22
     32. Anger approved
          Eph 4:26
         Anger disapproved
          Eccl 7:9/ Prov 22:24/ James 1:20
     33. Good works to be seen of men
          Matt 5:16
         Good works not to be seen of men
          Matt 6:1
     34. Judging of others forbidden
          Matt 7:1,2
         Judging of others approved
          1 Cor 6:2-4/ 1 Cor 5:12
      35. Christ taught non-resistance
          Matt 5:39/ Matt 26:52
         Christ taught and practiced physical resistance
          Luke 22:36/ John 2:15
     36. Christ warned his followers not to fear being killed
          Luke 12:4
         Christ himself avoided the Jews for fear of being killed
          John 7:1
     37. Public prayer sanctioned
          1 Kings 8:22,54, 9:3 
         Public prayer disapproved
          Matt 6:5,6
     38. Importunity in prayer commended
          Luke 18:5,7
         Importunity in prayer condemned
          Matt 6:7,8
     39. The wearing of long hair by men sanctioned
          Judg 13:5/ Num 6:5
         The wearing of long hair by men condemned
          1 Cor 11:14
     40. Circumcision instituted
          Gen 17:10
         Circumcision condemned
          Gal 5:2
     41. The Sabbath instituted
          Ex 20:8
         The Sabbath repudiated
          Is 1:13/ Rom 14:5/ Col 2:16
     42. The Sabbath instituted because God rested on the seventh day
          Ex 20:11
         The Sabbath instituted because God brought the Israelites     
         out of Egypt
          Deut 5:15
     43. No work to be done on the Sabbath under penalty of death
          Ex 31:15/ Num 15:32,36
         Jesus Christ broke the Sabbath and justified his disciples in  
         the same
          John 5:16/ Matt 12:1-3,5
     44. Baptism commanded
          Matt 28:19
         Baptism not commanded
          1 Cor 1:17,14
     45. Every kind of animal allowed for food.
          Gen 9:3/ 1 Cor 10:25/ Rom 14:14
         Certain kinds of animals prohibited for food.
          Deut 14:7,8
      46. Taking of oaths sanctioned
          Num 30:2/ Gen 21:23-24,31/ Gen 31:53/ Heb 6:13
         Taking of oaths forbidden
          Matt 5:34
     47. Marriage approved
          Gen 2:18/ Gen 1:28/ Matt 19:5/ Heb 13:4
         Marriage disapproved
          1 Cor 7:1/ 1 Cor 7:7,8
     48. Freedom of divorce permitted
          Deut 24:1/ Deut 21:10,11,14
         Divorce restricted
          Matt 5:32
     49. Adultery forbidden
          Ex 20:14/ Heb 13:4
         Adultery allowed
          Num 31:18/ Hos 1:2; 2:1-3
     50. Marriage or cohabitation with a sister denounced
          Deut 27:22/ Lev 20:17
         Abraham married his sister and God blessed the union
          Gen 20:11,12/ Gen 17:16
     51. A man may marry his brother's widow
          Deut 25:5
         A man may not marry his brother's widow
          Lev 20:21
     52. Hatred to kindred enjoined
          Luke 14:26
         Hatred to kindred condemned
          Eph 6:2/ Eph 5:25,29
     53. Intoxicating beverages recommended
          Prov 31:6,7/ 1 Tim 5:23/ Ps 104:15
         Intoxicating beverages discountenanced
          Prov 20:1/ Prov 23:31,32
     54. It is our duty to obey our rulers, who are God's ministers    
         and punish evil doers only
          Rom 13:1-3,6
         It is not our duty to obey rulers, who sometimes punish the   
         good and receive unto themselves damnation therefor
          Ex 1:17,20/ Dan 3:16,18/ Dan 6:9,7,10/ Acts 4:26,27/ 
           Mark 12:38,39,40/ Luke 23:11,24,33,35
     55. Women's rights denied
          Gen 3:16/ 1 Tim 2:12/ 1 Cor 14:34/ 1 Pet 3:6
         Women's rights affirmed
          Judg 4:4,14,15/ Judg 5:7/ Acts 2:18/ Acts 21:9
     56. Obedience to masters enjoined
          Col 3:22,23/ 1 Pet 2:18
         Obedience due to God only
          Matt 4:10/ 1 Cor 7:23/ Matt 23:10
     57. There is an unpardonable sin
          Mark 3:29
         There is not unpardonable sin
          Acts 13:39
 

Historical Facts

     58. Man was created after the other animals
          Gen 1:25,26,27
         Man was created before the other animals
          Gen 2:18,19
     59. Seed time and harvest were never to cease
          Gen 8:22
         Seed time and harvest did cease for seven years
          Gen 41:54,56/ Gen 45:6
     60. God hardened Pharaoh's heart
          Ex 4:21/ Ed 9:12
         Pharaoh hardened his own heart
          Ex 8:15
     61. All the cattle and horses in Egypt died
          Ex 9:3,6/ 14:9
       All the horses of Egypt did not die
          Ex 14:9
     62. Moses feared Pharaoh
          Ex 2:14,15,23; 4:19
         Moses did not fear Pharaoh
          Heb 11:27
     63. There died of the plague twenty-four thousand
          Num 25:9
         There died of the plague but twenty-three thousand
          1 Cor 10:8
     64. John the Baptist was Elias
          Matt 11:14
         John the Baptist was not Elias
          John 1:21
     65. The father of Joseph, Mary's husband was Jacob
          Matt 1:16
         The father of Mary's husband was Heli
          Luke 3:23
     66. The father of Salah was Arphaxad
          Gen 11:12
         The father of Salah was Cainan
          Luke 3:35,36
     67. There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David
          Matt 1:17
         There were but thirteen generations from Abraham to David
          Matt 1:2-6
     68. There were fourteen generations from the Babylonian captivity 
         to Christ.
          Matt 1:17
         There were but thirteen generations from the Babylonian       
         captivity to Christ
          Matt 1:12-16
     69. The infant Christ was taken into Egypt
          Matt 2:14,15,19,21,23
         The infant Christ was not taken into Egypt
          Luke 2:22, 39
     70. Christ was tempted in the wilderness
          Mark 1:12,13
         Christ was not tempted in the wilderness
          John 2:1,2
     71. Christ preached his first sermon on the mount
          Matt 5:1,2
         Christ preached his first sermon on the plain
          Luke 6:17,20
     72. John was in prison when Jesus went into Galilee
          Mark 1:14
         John was not in prison when Jesus went into Galilee
          John 1:43/ John 3:22-24
     73. Christ's disciples were commanded to go forth with a staff    
         and sandals
          Mark 6:8,9
         Christ's disciples were commanded to go forth with neither
         staffs nor sandals.
          Matt 10:9,10
     74. A woman of Canaan besought Jesus
          Matt 15:22
         It was a Greek woman who besought Him
          Mark 7:26
     75. Two blind men besought Jesus
          Matt 20:30
         Only one blind man besought Him
          Luke 18:35,38
     76. Christ was crucified at the third hour
          Mark 15:25
         Christ was not crucified until the sixth hour
          John 19:14,15
     77. The two thieves reviled Christ.
          Matt 27:44/ Mark 15:32
         Only one of the thieves reviled Christ
          Luke 23:39,40
     78. Satan entered into Judas while at supper
          John 13:27
         Satan entered into him before the supper
          Luke 22:3,4,7
     79. Judas committed suicide by hanging
          Matt 27:5
         Judas did not hang himself, but died another way
          Acts 1:18
     80. The potter's field was purchased by Judas
          Acts 1:18
         The potter's field was purchased by the Chief Priests
          Matt 27:6,7
     81. There was but one woman who came to the sepulchre
          John 20:1
         There were two women who came to the sepulchre
          Matt 28:1
     82. There were three women who came to the sepulchre
          Mark 16:1
         There were more than three women who came to the sepulchre
          Luke 24:10
     83. It was at sunrise when they came to the sepulchre
          Mark 16:2
        It was some time before sunrise when they came.
          John 20:1
     84. There were two angels seen by the women at the sepulchre, and 
         they were standing up.
          Luke 24:4
         There was but one angel seen, and he was sitting down.
          Matt 28:2,5
     85. There were two angels seen within the sepulchre.
          John 20:11,12
         There was but one angel seen within the sepulchre
          Mark 16:5
     86. Christ was to be three days and three nights in the grave
          Matt 12:40
         Christ was but two days and two nights in the grave
          Mark 15:25,42,44,45,46; 16:9>
     87. Holy ghost bestowed at pentecost
          Acts 1:8,5
         Holy ghost bestowed before pentecost
          John 20:22
     88. The disciples were commanded immediately after the            
         resurrection to go into Galilee
          Matt 28:10
         The disciples were commanded immediately after the            
         resurrection to go tarry at Jerusalem
          Luke 24:49
     89. Jesus first appeared to the eleven disciples in a room at     
         Jerusalem
          Luke 24:33,36,37/ John 20:19
         Jesus first appeared to the eleven on a mountain in Galilee
          Matt 28:16,17
     90. Christ ascended from Mount Olivet
          Acts 1:9,12
         Christ ascended from Bethany
          Luke 24:50,51
     91. Paul's attendants heard the miraculous voice, and stood       
         speechless
          Acts 9:7
         Paul's attendants heard not the voice and were prostrate
          Acts 26:14
     92. Abraham departed to go into Canaan
          Gen 12:5
         Abraham went not knowing where
          Heb 11:8
     93. Abraham had two sons
          Gal 4:22
         Abraham had but one son
          Heb 11:17
     94. Keturah was Abraham's wife
          Gen 25:1
         Keturah was Abraham's concubine
          1 Chron 1:32
     95. Abraham begat a son when he was a hundred years old, by the   
         interposition of Providence
          Gen 21:2/ Rom 4:19/ Heb 11:12
         Abraham begat six children more after he was a hundred years  
         old without any interposition of providence
          Gen 25:1,2
     96. Jacob bought a sepulchre from Hamor
          Josh 24:32
         Abraham bought it of Hamor
          Acts 7:16
     97. God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his seed       
         forever
          Gen 13:14,15,17; 17:8
         Abraham and his seed never received the promised land
          Acts 7:5/ Heb 11:9,13
     98. Goliath was slain by Elhanan
          2 Sam 21:19 *note, was changed in translation to be         
           correct.  Original manuscript was incorrect>
         The brother of Goliath was slain by Elhanan
          1 Chron 20:5
     99. Ahaziah began to reign in the twelfth year of Joram
          2 Kings 8:25
         Ahaziah began to reign in the eleventh year of Joram
          2 Kings 9:29
     100. Michal had no child
           2 Sam 6:23
          Michal had five children
           2 Sam 21:8
     101. David was tempted by the Lord to number Israel
           2 Sam 24:1
          David was tempted by Satan to number the people
           1 Chron 21:1
     102. The number of fighting men of Israel was 800,000; and of     
          Judah 500,000
           2 Sam 24:9
          The number of fighting men of Israel was 1,100,000; and of   
          Judah 470,000
           1 Chron 21:5
     103. David sinned in numbering the people
           2 Sam 24:10
          David never sinned, except in the matter of Uriah
          1 Kings 15:5
     104. One of the penalties of David's sin was seven years of       
          famine.
           2 Sam 24:13
          It was not seven years, but three years of famine
           1 Chron 21:11,12
     105. David took seven hundred horsemen
           2 Sam 8:4
          David took seven thousand horsemen
           1 Chron 18:4
     106. David bought a threshing floor for fifty shekels of silver
           2 Sam 24:24
          David bought the threshing floor for six hundred shekels of  
          gold
           1 Chron 21:25
     107. David's throne was to endure forever.
           Ps 89:35-37
          David's throne was cast down
           Ps 89:44
 

Speculative Doctrines

      108. Christ is equal with God
           John 10:30/ Phil 2:5
          Christ is not equal with God
           John 14:28/ Matt 24:36
     109. Jesus was all-powerful
           Matt 28:18/ John 3:35
          Jesus was not all-powerful
           Mark 6:5
     110. The law was superseded by the Christian dispensation
           Luke 16:16/ Eph 2:15/ Rom 7:6
          The law was not superseded by the Christian dispensation
           Matt 5:17-19
     111. Christ's mission was peace
           Luke 2:13,14
          Christ's mission was not peace
           Matt 10:34
     112. Christ received not testimony from man
           John 5:33,34
          Christ did receive testimony from man
           John 15:27
     113. Christ's witness of himself is true.
           John 8:18,14
          Christ's witness of himself is not true.
           John 5:31
     114. Christ laid down his life for his friends
           John 15:13/ John 10:11
          Christ laid down his life for his enemies
           Rom 5:10
     115. It was lawful for the Jews to put Christ to death
           John 19:7
          It was not lawful for the Jews to put Christ to death
           John 18:31
     116. Children are punished for the sins of the parents
           Ex 20:5
          Children are not punished for the sins of the parents
           Ezek 18:20
     117. Man is justified by faith alone
           Rom 3:20/ Gal 2:16/ Gal 3:11,12/ Rom 4:2
          Man is not justified by faith alone
           James 2:21,24/ Rom 2:13
     118. It is impossible to fall from grace
           John 10:28/ Rom 8:38,39
          It is possible to fall from grace
           Ezek 18:24/ Heb 6:4-6, 2 Pet 2:20,21
     119. No man is without sin
           1 Kings 8:46/ Prov 20:9/ Eccl 7:20/ Rom 3:10
         Christians are sinless
           1 John 3: 9,6,8
     120. There is to be a resurrection of the dead
           1 Cor 15:52/ Rev 20:12,13/ Luke 20:37/ 1 Cor 15:16
          There is to be no resurrection of the dead
           Job 7:9/ Eccl 9:5/ Is 26:14
     121. Reward and punishment to be bestowed in this world
           Prov 11:31
          Reward and punishment to be bestowed in the next world
           Rev 20:12/ Matt 16:27/ 2 Cor 5:10
     122. Annihilation the portion of all mankind
           Job 3: 11,13-17,19-22/ Eccl 9:5,10/ Eccl 3:19,20
          Endless misery the portion of all mankind
           Matt 25:46/ Rev 20:10,15/ Rev 14:11/ Dan 12:2
     123. The Earth is to be destroyed
           2 Pet 3:10/ Heb 1:11/ Rev 20:11
          The Earth is never to be destroyed
           Ps 104:5/ Eccl 1:4
     124. No evil shall happen to the godly
           Prov 12:21/ 1 Pet 3:13
          Evil does happen to the godly
           Heb 12:6/ Job 2:3,7
     125. Worldly good and prosperity are the lot of the godly
           Prov 12:21/ Ps 37:28,32,33,37/ Ps 1:1,3/ Gen 39:2/
            Job 42:12
          Worldly misery and destitution the lot of the godly
           Heb 11:37,38/ Rev 7:14/ 2 Tim 3:12/ Luke 21:17
     126. Worldly prosperity a reward of righteousness and a blessing
           Mark 10:29,30/ Ps 37:25/ Ps 112:1,3/ Job 22:23,24/
            Prov 15:6
          Worldly prosperity a curse and a bar to future reward
           Luke 6:20,24/ Matt 6:19,21/ Luke 16:22/ Matt 19:24/
            Luke 6:24
     127. The Christian yoke is easy
           Matt 11:28,29,30
          The Christian yoke is not easy
           John 16:33/ 2 Tim 3:12/ Heb 12:6,8
     128. The fruit of God's spirit is love and gentleness
           Gal 5:22
          The fruit of God's spirit is vengeance and fury
           Judg 15:14/ 1 Sam 18:10,11
     129. Longevity enjoyed by the wicked
           Job 21:7,8/ Ps 17:14/ Eccl 8:12/ Is 65:20
          Longevity denied to the wicked
           Eccl 8:13/ Ps 55:23/ Prov 10:27/ Job 36:14/ Eccl 7:17
     130. Poverty a blessing
           Luke 6:20,24/ Jams 2:5
          Riches a blessing
           Prov 10:15/ Job 22:23,24/ Job 42:12
          Neither poverty nor riches a blessing
           Prov 30:8,9
     131. Wisdom a source of enjoyment
           Prov 3:13,17
          Wisdom a source of vexation, grief and sorrow
           Eccl 1:17,18
     132. A good name is a blessing
           Eccl 7:1/ Prov 22:1
          A good name is a curse
           Luke 6:26
     133. Laughter commended
           Eccl 3:1,4/ Eccl 8:15
          Laughter condemned
           Luke 6:25/ Eccl 7:3,4
     134. The rod of correction a remedy for foolishness
           Prov 22:15
          There is no remedy for foolishness
           Prov 27:22
     135. A fool should be answered according to his folly
           Prov 26:5
       A fool should not be answered according to his folly
           Prov 26:4
     136. Temptation to be desired
           James 1:2
          Temptation not to be desired
           Matt 6:13
     137. Prophecy is sure
           2 Pet 1:19
          Prophecy is not sure
           Jer 18:7-10
     138. Man's life was to be one hundred and twenty years
           Gen 6:3/ Ps 90:10
          Man's life is but seventy years
           Ps 90:10
     139. The fear of man was to be upon every beast
           Gen 9:2
          The fear of man is not upon the lion
           Prov 30:30
     140. Miracles a proof of divine mission
           Matt 11:2-5/ John 3:2/ Ex 14:31
          Miracles not a proof of divine mission
           Ex 7:10-12/ Deut 13:1-3/ Luke 11:19
     141. Moses was a very meek man
            Num 12:3
          Moses was a very cruel man
           Num 31:15,17
     142. Elijah went up to heaven
           2 Kings 2:11
          None but Christ ever ascended into heaven
           John 3:13
     143. All scripture is inspired
           2 Tim 3:16
          Some scripture is not inspired
           1 Cor 7:6/ 1 Cor 7:12/ 2 Cor 11:17
 


   

  Think not that I come to send peace on earth: I came not to send

     peace, but a sword.
     - Matthew 10:34

     ... all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
     - Matthew 26:52
 



     For wrath killeth the foolish man...
     - Job 5:2

     ... let not the sun go down on your wrath.
     - Ephesians 4:26
 



     And no man hath ascended up to heaven, even the Son of man which
     is in heaven.

     - John 3:13

     ... and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
     - 2 Kings 2:11
 



     If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
     - John 5:31

     I am one that bear witness of myself...
     - John 8:18
     [Jesus was the speaker in both of these quotes]
    



     A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children...
     - Proverbs 13:22

     Sell that ye have and give alms...
     - Luke 12:33
    



     Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord... Wealth and riches
     shall be in his house...

     - Psalms 112:1-3

     It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than
     for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

     - Matthew 19:24
    



     I and my father are one.
     - John 10:30

     ... I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
     - John 14:28
     [Jesus was the speaker in both of these quotes]
   



     Thou shalt not kill
     - Exodus 20:13

     Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his
     side... and slay every man his brother...

     - Exodus 32:27
  



     Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy.
     - Exodus 20:8

     The new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot
     away with: it is iniquity.

     - Isaiah 3:22
   



     Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness
     of anything that is in heaven... earth... [or] water.

     - Leviticus 26:11

     And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt
     thou make them.

     - Exodus 25:18
    



     For by grace are ye saved through faith... not of works.
     - Ephesians 2:8-9

     Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by
     faith only.

     - James 2:24
 



     God is not a man, that he should lie: neither the son of man,
     that he should repent.

     - Numbers 23:19

     And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his
     people.

     - Exodus 32:14
   



     ... the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall
     hear his voice, and come forth...

     - John 5:28-29

     As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth
     down to the grave shall come up no more.

     - Job 7:9
    



     ... thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
     hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for
     wound, stripe for stripe.

     - Exodus 21:23-25

     ... resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right
     cheek, turn to him the other also.

     - Matthew 5:39
   



     Honor thy father and mother.
     - Exodus 20:12

     If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and
     wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own
     life also, he cannot be my disciple.

     - Luke 14:26
  



     Lay not up for yourself treasures upon the earth...
     - Matthew 6:19

     In the house of the righteous is much treasure...
     - Proverbs 15:6
   



     I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
     - Genesis 32:30

     No man hath seen God at any time.
     - John 1:18
  



     The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father.
     - Ezekiel 18:20

     ... I the lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
     the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
     generation.

     - Exodus 20:5
    



     Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
     understanding.

     - Proverbs 3:13

     For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth
     knowledge increaseth sorrow.

     - Ecclesiastes 1:18
   



     The Lord is good to all.
     - Psalm 145:6

     I make peace and create evil.  I the Lord do all these things.
     - Isaiah 45:7
    



     Whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire.
     - Matthew 5:22

     [Jesus said] Ye fools and blind.
     - Matthew 23:17
  



     For all have sinned.
     - Romans 3:23

     There was a man... whose name was Job; and that man was perfect
     and upright.

     - Job 1:1
  



     Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
     - 2 Kings 8:26

     Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
     - 2 Chronicles 22:2
   



     If a man vow a vow unto the Lord or swear an oath... he shall do
     according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

     - Numbers 30:2

     But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven... nor by
     earth.

     - Matthew 5:34-35
 



     ... the earth abideth forever.
     - Ecclesiastes 1:4

     ... the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and
     the works that are therein shall be burned up.

     - 2 Peter 3:10
  



     ... for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger
     forever.

     - Jeremiah 3:12

     Ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever.
     - Jeremiah 17:4
    



     ... God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.
     - James 1:13

     And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt
     Abraham.

     - Genesis 22:1
    



     And God saw everything that he made, and behold it was very good.
     - Genesis 1:31

     And it repented the Lord that he had made man on earth, and it
     grieved him at his heart

     - Genesis 6:6
    



     For now have I chosen and sanctified this house that my name be
     there forever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there
     perpetually.

     - II Chronicles 7:16

     Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands.
     - Acts 7:48
    



     [God dwells] in the light which no man can approach unto.
     - I Timothy 6:16

     The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

     - I Kings 8:12
    



     And the Lord called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 
     And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid.

     - Genesis 3:9,10

     Ye hath neither heard his voice, at any time, nor seen his shape.
     - John 5:37
    



     Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the
     elders of Israel.  And they saw the God of Israel... They saw
     God, and did eat and drink.

     - Exodus 24: 9-11

     Whom no man hath seen nor can see.
     - I Timothy 6:16
    



     With God all things are possible.
     - Matthew 29:26

     And the Lord was with Judah, and he drove out the inhabitants of
     the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the
     valley, because they had chariots of iron.

     - Judges 1:19
 



     God is not the author of confusion.
     - I Corinthians 24:33

     Out of the mouth of the most high proceedeth not evil and good?
     - Lamentations 3:38
   



     Those that seek me early shall find me.
     - Proverbs 8:17

     Then shall they call upon me but I will not answer; they shall
     seek me early, but shall not find me.

     - Proverbs 1:28
  



     On the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of
     atonement; it shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall
     afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire unto the
     Lord.

     - Leviticus 23:27

     For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day
     that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt
     offering or sacrifices.

     - Jeremiah 7:22
  



     And the priest shall burn all on the altar to be a burnt
     sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the
     Lord.

     - Leviticus 1:9

     Your burnt offering are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet
     unto me.

     - Jeremiah 7:20
 



     God is not a man, that he should lie
     - Numbers 23:19

     And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the
     Lord have deceived that prophet.

     - Ezekiel 24:9
  



     There is none other God but one.
     - I Corinthians 8:4

     And God said, Let us make man in our image.
     - Genesis 1:26
 



     When ye go, ye shall not go empty; but every woman shall borrow
     of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels
     of silver and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall put them
     on your sons and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the
     Egyptians.

     - Exodus 3:21,22

     Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, nether rob him.
     - Leviticus 19:13
    



     At the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of
     man.  Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.

     - Genesis 4:5,6

     And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should
     kill him.

     - Genesis 4:15
   



     Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not,
     neither do they spin... if God so clothe the grass of the
     field... shall he not much more clothe you?  Therefore, take no
     thought, saying what shall we eat?  or what shall we drink?  or
     wherewithal shall we be clothed?... Take, therefore, no thought
     for the morrow.

     - Matthew 6:28, 30-34

     But if any provideth not for his own, especially for those of his
     own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an
     infidel.

     - I Timothy 5:8
   



     Be ye angry and sin not.
     - Ephesians 4:26

     Be not hasty in they spirit to be angry; for anger resideth in
     the bosom of fools.

     - Ecclesiastes 7:9
    



     Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
     works.

     - Matthew 5:16

     Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of
     them.

     - Matthew 6:1
 



     And Solomon stood before the alter of the Lord, in the presence
     of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands
     toward heaven...

     - I Kings 7:22

     When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are; for
     they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners
     of the streets, that they may be seen of men...

     - Matthew 6:5
 



     And no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a
     Nazarite unto God from the womb.

     - Judges 8:5

     Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long
     hair, it is a shame unto him?

     - I Corinthians 6:14
   



     Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
     - Exodus 20:8

     One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every
     day alike.  Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.

     - Romans 14:5
 



     For in the six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and
     all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the
     Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

     - Exodus 20:11

     And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and
     that the Lord thy God brought the out thence through a mighty
     hand and by a stretched-out arm; therefore the Lord thy God
     commanded the to keep the Sabbath day.

     - Deuteronomy 5:15
 



     There is nothing unclean of itself.
     - Romans 14:14

     Nevertheless, these shall ye not eat, of them that chew the cud or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel and the hare, and the coney; for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof, therefore they are unclean unto you.  And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
     - Deuteronomy 14:7,8
   



     Cursed is he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother.
     - Deuteronomy 27:22

     And Abraham said... She is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
     - Genesis 20:11,12
  



     If brethren dwell together, and one of them die and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger; her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife.
     - Deuteronomy 25:5

     If a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing... they shall be childless.
     - Leviticus 20:21
   



     He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness.
     - Mark 3:29

     And by him that believe are justified from all things.
     - Acts 13:39
   



     [John the Baptist] is Elias which was for to come.
     - Matthew 11:14

     And they asked him, what then? Art thou [John the Baptist] Elias?  And he saith, I am not.
     - John 1:21
  



     Now, after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee,
     preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.

     - Mark 1:14

     After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea... and John was also baptizing Enon... for John was not yet cast into prison.
     - John 3:22-24
 



     And it was in the third hour, and they crucified him.
     - Mark 25:3-4

     And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour; and he saith unto the Jews, behold your king... Shall I crucify your king?
     - John 19:14-15
    



     They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall.
     - Matthew 27:34

     And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh.
     - Mark 15:23
     [Jesus was the thirsty chap in both verses.]
    



     And the men which journeyed with [Paul] stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
     - Acts 9:7

     And they that were with me [Paul] saw indeed the light and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
     - Acts 22:9
   



     Abraham had two sons; one by a bonds-maid, the other by a free woman.
     - Galatians 4:22

     By faith, Abraham when he was tried offered up Isaac... his only begotten son.
     - Hebrews 11:17
  



     Therefore Michal, the daughter of Saul, had no child unto the day of her death.
     - II Samuel 6:23

     The five sons of Michal, the daughter of Saul.
     - II Samuel 21:8
    



     And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel.
     - II Samuel 24:1

     And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
     - I Chronicles 21:1
 



     All power is given unto [Jesus] in heaven and in earth.
     - Matthew 28:18

     And [Jesus] could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands on a few sick folk and healed them.
     - Mark 6:5
 



     There shall no evil happen to the just.
     - Proverbs 12:21

     Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
     - Hebrews 12:6
 

Guys, guys, GUYS!  Ya know, you COULD just refer Mantiki to the Skeptic's Annotated Bible instead of flooding this place with contradiction after contradiction.  But NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! [chuckle!]

Some good stuff there, Edward and Jonathan!

Hehehe... I was gonna post a link... but went for the more dramatic 8 zillion, item by item approach.

Those are just contradictory statements. The "good stuff" is contradictions in logic.

Cain is banished after killing his brother and goes from city to city with a mark on his head. Cain's parents were Adam and Eve. Who populated those other cities? Adam and Eve's other 1000s of unmentioned children? 

Details, details!  Maybe Adam had a chick on the side!

Hmmm... Well... I suppose he DID have more than one rib to convert. Dude looked like a freakin jelly fish by the time he finished God's "Bones for Bitches Extravaganza"!

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