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If the bible was written in 2013...
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:59:24 AM »
Would it get any followers at all?

How would those events get a pass through all the cameras, YouTube, Facebook?

I think the only reasons the bible is famous today is because back in the time there was no camera to catch how the events really happened.

If Jesus comes back he'll have to shut down Facebook servers, otherwise people will begin accepting him as their savior right before the judgment time.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 07:03:34 AM »
It would be seen as a nut cult.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 07:14:00 AM »
It would be seen as a nut cult.

The bible never took the internet into account. I really wonder how Jesus will deal with facebook, twitter, etc.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 07:24:03 AM »
The bible never took the internet into account. I really wonder how Jesus will deal with facebook, twitter, etc.

He would send friend requests to everyone.  If you don't "accept" his offer, you go to hell.
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 07:27:44 AM »
I take it you mean what if the events in the bible happened in 2013?
Simply nail Jesus to a cross until dead, put dead body into a sealed cave with light and a webcam, and then let the whole world watch him rise again or watch the long process of how a human body decays.
Certainly would settle it one way or another.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 07:29:13 AM »
I take it you mean what if the events in the bible happened in 2013?
Simply nail Jesus to a cross until dead, put dead body into a sealed cave with light and a webcam, and then let the whole world watch him rise again or watch the long process of how a human body decays.
Certainly would settle it one way or another.

Then he couldn't save anyone through faith. Only from facebook likes or something.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 07:35:58 AM »
Then he couldn't save anyone through faith. Only from facebook likes or something.
But wouldn't the fact he turned up at all remove the faith part anyway, or is it OK as long as you do not personally see him?
Perhaps drag his ass into court and ask him to explain all the bad stuff he has done nothing about, and then nail him up !
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 08:02:15 AM »
It would be as exciting as when Heraldo was digging into Al Capones's vault.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 09:21:22 AM »
It would be just another rambling pile of BS; ignored by everyone.  One benefit would be no "delusional" religious exclusion in psychological diagnostic guidelines, and we could put some of the nutjobs in the psych ward where they belong...
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 09:56:35 AM »
It would be as exciting as when Heraldo was digging into Al Capones's vault.

I saw that.  I wish at then end of it, someone had locked it back up with Geraldo in it.
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 12:45:44 PM »
There's a new version of the Bible out almost every year, and they have followers.

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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2013, 12:49:22 PM »
It couldn't compete with Harry Potter and Star Wars.

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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013, 01:01:33 PM »
We already have a sense of how it would be received with more modern religions like Scientology and Mormonism, or, as Bill Maher is hoping, the two will merge and become Mormontology.  Any new religion will always have some suckers because it's in our nature to initially be gullible until we do proper research and learn from past experiences.  That goes not just for religion, but for almost anything in life (we marry the wrong people, we invest poorly, etc. etc.)

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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2013, 03:13:11 PM »
 It would be looked at as a socialist book if made today.  All that caring for the poor and giving up a coat if you have 2 stuff. 
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2013, 09:34:20 PM »
You guys dismiss the will of the believer too quickly. John Smith and L. Ron Hubbard wrote books and gained believers who are still here today. L Ron did it in the 20th century,who would have thought it would even last a year? Mr. Smith has a whole state that follows him,for some reason his followers hate gay marriage enough to ban it
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 11:16:50 PM »
You guys dismiss the will of the believer too quickly. John Smith and L. Ron Hubbard wrote books and gained believers who are still here today. L Ron did it in the 20th century,who would have thought it would even last a year? Mr. Smith has a whole state that follows him,for some reason his followers hate gay marriage enough to ban it

^this.

People are desperate for something to believe in.  For answers. For the comfort of a supreme being or at least a supreme "leader." For a neat checklist of rules so they don't have to think for themselves and make a path that is uniquely theirs, which at times is a lonely and difficult journey.

Plus they get bored with other religions and get distracted and seduced by something shiny and new.

Disclaimer: I don't mean all people. Just the masses in general.



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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 11:20:33 PM »
^this.

People are desperate for something to believe in.  For answers. For the comfort of a supreme being or at least a supreme "leader."
This quote from The American President[1] has always stuck with me, and the above resonates with it:
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Re: If the bible was written in 2013...
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2013, 05:59:55 AM »

This quote from The American President[1] has always stuck with me, and the above resonates with it:
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...in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand.
 1. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112346/?ref_=ttqt_qt_tt

Excellent quote. Love it. Thanks for sharing!
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