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Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« on: February 12, 2013, 04:07:39 PM »
I'm guessing that the truth hurts:

Not everyone is entitled to their own opinion. They're all entitled to mine though.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 04:11:35 PM »
Oh, snap. ;D
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 04:13:34 PM »
Quite true.

However there is more to it, they want everyone else to do the same.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 04:35:45 PM »
Have you ever tried to read either? ;)
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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 05:42:57 PM »
Hmm. Excellent comparison.
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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 05:44:02 PM »
Old, but a good comparison.
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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 09:16:08 PM »
While old...nobody uses one sentence or another from a software agreement to bludgeon other people into submission, or an excuse for doing what they wanted to do anyway.
An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 10:15:47 PM »
The shepherd dude at the local temple does explain a bunch of stuff from it. Enough to make one feel guilty. Then he asks for money.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 06:05:31 AM »
Judging by the number of times an Atheist will quote fucked up scripture and have the theist go "That's not in the bible!" only to be shown that, Damn, it IS in the bible. I'd say the OP is correct. They never actually read it.
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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 10:26:09 AM »
Judging by the number of times an Atheist will quote fucked up scripture and have the theist go "That's not in the bible!" only to be shown that, Damn, it IS in the bible. I'd say the OP is correct. They never actually read it.

I feel it is more like watching the trailers for Disney's "Pocahontas" cartoon and count it the same as reading the history books.

An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 05:10:41 PM »
Judging by the number of times an Atheist will quote fucked up scripture and have the theist go "That's not in the bible!" only to be shown that, Damn, it IS in the bible. I'd say the OP is correct. They never actually read it.

Same with the US constitution. It is a far more liberal document than most Americans realize. IIRC when passages were shown out of context to people, they thought it was from the Communist Manifesto. They would probably attribute parts of the Communist Manifesto to the teachings of Jesus in the bible. Because people act on what they think they know, rather than what the facts are. :P
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 01:29:21 AM »
Hmm, I THINK I still have an OKCupid account ... might be a good idea for a test, no?

"I have come not to bring peace but the sword"
1) General Eisenhower
2) George Washington
3) Jesus
4) Lenin

or

"The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God's will, and actually fulfill God's will, and not let God's word be desecrated. For God's will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord's creation, the divine will."
1) the Bible
2) the Communist Manifesto
3) Mein Kampf
4) the US Constitution

Could be fun, no?
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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 05:15:29 PM »
Without cheating on google, I will guess that the first is from Jesus and the second is Mein Kampf.
Extraordinary claims of the bible don't even have ordinary evidence.

Kids aren't paying attention most of the time in science classes so it seems silly to get worked up over ID being taught in schools.

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Re: Is the bible like a software license for most people?
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 01:19:12 AM »
*rolls eyes*
But you're not a Christian, nogodsforme! You cheated by using your brain!
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