Scriptural Criticism

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Scriptural Criticism

This group will do more than just pick apart biblical errors and contradictions. Let's closely examine the Bible and Qur'an. Nothing is sacred; every prophecy, proverb, and parable deserves examination and critique.

Members: 201
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2013

Links and Resources

Relevant Links

Sacred Text Archive
An online compendium of sacred text from various belief systems. Includes a complete English translation of the Babylonian Talmud.
Bible Research
Good resource for an introduction to biblical studies. The author of the site is a theologically conservative Christian, so beware of bias.
Early Christian Writings
This is a great place to access the non-canonical Christian texts, including the writings of the early church fathers and the Gnostics.
Quran Explorer
This is a pretty cool web app that allows you to read and search the Quran online. You'll need Arabic fonts if you want to read the Arabic version.

Discussion Forum

New Testament as proof (of anything) of Historical figures/events

Started by D.O.S. Last reply by Craigart14 Jun 13, 2013. 10 Replies

I find it interesting that most Biblical scholars acknowledge that the Gospels and virtually all of the New Testament in general were written expressly for Theological purposes but then use it to…Continue

Introductions

Started by Lamar. Last reply by William Matis Feb 12, 2013. 20 Replies

Tell us about yourself and perhaps give a little information on your religious background and/or your interest in religious texts.

Demon Possession, the Apostle Paul, and Epilepsy

Started by Mark D. Zima Nov 30, 2011. 0 Replies

On my YouTube channel, I am beginning a series of videos exploring the hypothesis that the visions, hyper-religiosity, dramatic religious conversion, and perhaps even hypo-sexuality, of the Apostle…Continue

Tags: possession, hypo-sexuality, sexuality, the, religiosity

Debating a fundie, how am i doing?

Started by Rick. Last reply by Craigart14 Jul 17, 2011. 8 Replies

I don't have a lot of experience in these kinds of debates, but recently on my blog a fundaMENTAList has made the mistake of trying to convert me, here's our most recent exchange (I write under a pen…Continue

Tags: errors, Biblical, Christian, Fundamentalist

The Firmament!!!

Started by Sean M Hebner. Last reply by Craigart14 Jul 17, 2011. 10 Replies

I don't know if this will be looked at or not but I need to get it out of my head or I'll go crazy!but three chapters need to be discussed for various reasons…Continue

Can I get a witness? (a historical Jesus)

Started by bubba. Last reply by Kelly M Dec 1, 2010. 19 Replies

Is there any credible evidence of an historic Jesus? I'm not looking for opinions here, I'm looking for actual evidence... so please sight sources.

When were the miracles added?

Started by Susie O. Last reply by Susie O Nov 5, 2009. 2 Replies

I'm looking for information about when the "miracles" (the resurrection, the virgin birth, etc.) were added to the bible. I've heard several different things. One was that they were added as late as…Continue

I sent an invite to Dr. Robert M. Price "The Bible Geek"

Started by Lamar. Last reply by Lamar Aug 1, 2009. 4 Replies

Friday, shortly after starting this group, I sent an email to Dr. Robert Price (aka The Bible Geek). I think it's a long shot, but how cool would it be to have Bob Price participating in some…Continue

The Relationship Jesus Christ as a Template for Christian Religious Experience

Started by jc morrison. Last reply by jc morrison Jan 27, 2009. 2 Replies

Came across a short paper I wrote about 5 years ago at the request of a colleague.This is the abstract that was prepared for it:This paper examines the notion of having “a relationship with Jesus…Continue

Tags: essay, religious experience, evangelical, personal relationship with jesus christ

1 Corinthians 15:12-19 on the futility of faith

Started by Nate. Last reply by Nate Aug 26, 2008. 2 Replies

1 Corinthians 15:12-19The Resurrection of the Dead12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is…Continue

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Comment by AletheaT on January 21, 2011 at 1:27pm
So I already got the KJV for the kindle, they are now going to put out a version of the NRSV for kindle. I'm doing some research for a project I'm working on examining christian art. Is the NRSV worth getting or is there a better version as in a good translation?
Comment by Jo Jerome on October 23, 2010 at 3:56pm
Thanks Chuck. I'll let him know!
Comment by Chuck S on October 16, 2010 at 12:32pm
Jo J. - Here's a link to the site: http://printkjv.ifbweb.com/#printing
You can download in one zipped Word file, or a zipped file of individual books.
They also have it in txt format.
I wish they had NIV too, but it's still under copyright.
Comment by Jo Jerome on October 15, 2010 at 5:20pm
Chuck S - Where did you download it from? I know someone looking for just such a bible version so he too can make notes in the margins. I think he's set on a hardcopy, but a Word format might be the next best thing.
Comment by Chuck S on October 15, 2010 at 4:00am
I downloaded a KJV bible with wide margins in Word format from teh interwebs. In the margins I make notations about atrocities, contradictions, scientific inaccuracies, and other stupidiocy. I recently came across instances of "wave offerings". The Hebrews would slaughter an animal then wave it at god. LOL! You've got to love this stuff sometimes!
Comment by Diana Agorio on September 12, 2010 at 2:31pm
My recent blog post is perfect for this group; but, I didn't see an easy way to link it. It describes Noah's flood as a star story: http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/travel-the-stars-with-noah
Comment by Sera on July 6, 2009 at 8:35pm
My friend Alexander from savetheworldfree.ning posted this message to a fundaMENTAList on his website...

Thank you for your message about your Gods word. However you may have been misled, read on...

If you want to get a better handle on truth, and have an awakening you may have to reconsider the traditional religious word of god message.

I have discovered a sick agenda behind religion which is keeping the people of this beautiful earth spiritually divided.

If you want to preach truth I would teach my brothers, sisters and neighbors, that the only place spiritual truth can be found is in ones own heart, not in any church or book of the world.

People who preach anything else are doing the work of a fool. In my experience with loving your fellows.

In this world there is no evil one really, no devil, no almighty God, just an absence of Love and respect for your fellow travelers on the journey.

Peace
Comment by Karrick on July 1, 2009 at 1:24am
The strongest way to learn the real truth of the bible is to merely read it, again, and again, and again.
Comment by Chris Odom on September 13, 2008 at 1:15am
A Theology group on an atheist site! Awesome! Textual criticism is always fun and it has a delicious habit of souring relations with believers who happen to have been spoon-fed their religion. I look forward to contributing here.
Comment by Evilgenius20 on September 9, 2008 at 8:04am
Thanks.
 

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