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There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grinning Cat May 20. 7 Replies

If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?Continue

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Grinning Cat replied to dead jawa's discussion There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember
""Hermeneutics" vaguely comes to mind, "the theory and methodology of interpretation"... Then again, quite a few religious texts, the Bible included, are self-contradictory enough that believers have no choice but to resort to…"
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There is a term for a type of biblical interpretation/apologetics I'm trying to remember

If I remember correctly, there's a term for when Christians try to make a point or teach the Bible by using various unrelated statements from around the Bible. Does that sound familiar to anyone?See More
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I won't defend evolution to creationists

     The simple reason is because it's not my fight. Acceptance of evolution is the mainstream Christian view. At least for Christianity, a literal view of Genesis is only held by some weird cults, mainly just in the USA. If a Christian wants to debate evolution they can discuss it among themselves. There are more Christians who accept evolution than there are atheists.     But more than that, the creationists have an ulterior motive trying to bait atheists into debating evolution. They don't…See More
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The Bible never actually claims Jesus was resurrected

I don't know why this point isn't raised more. So Christianity presents the resurrection of Jesus as a key detail. However, that never actually happens in the Bible. Reread those gospels if you want, but the only one who gets a resurrection in the Bible is Lazarus (unless there are a few more I'm not aware of).TLDR before I get into it, but we can agree resurrection means coming back to life after dying, and by life we mean this life not the afterlife. Jesus dies, then goes to hell (in the…See More
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I won't defend evolution to creationists

Posted on May 1, 2021 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

     The simple reason is because it's not my fight. Acceptance of evolution is the mainstream Christian view. At least for Christianity, a literal view of Genesis is only held by some weird cults, mainly just in the USA. If a Christian wants to debate evolution they can discuss it among themselves. There are more Christians who accept evolution than there are atheists.

     But more than that, the creationists have an ulterior motive trying to bait atheists into debating evolution.…

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The Bible never actually claims Jesus was resurrected

Posted on April 26, 2021 at 9:21pm 1 Comment

I don't know why this point isn't raised more. So Christianity presents the resurrection of Jesus as a key detail. However, that never actually happens in the Bible. Reread those gospels if you want, but the only one who gets a resurrection in the Bible is Lazarus (unless there are a few more I'm not aware of).

TLDR before I get into it, but we can agree resurrection means coming back to life after dying, and by life we mean this life not the afterlife. Jesus dies, then goes to hell…

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At 4:30am on January 11, 2021, Joan Denoo said…

Hi dead jawa, Atheist Nexus exists no more, and all our wonderful, powerful, delightful, old introductions, comments, & photos - gone with the wind. Without any notice or invitation to retrieve treasures. I, for one, decided my pieces will be composed and stored in my computer before I trust them to another group. 

The good news, most of us found our way to this site and continue our discussions as if nothing happened. 

Welcome to Atheist Universe. By the way, the book Atheist Universe: The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism by David Mills is a good read. 

The Thinking Person's Answer to Christian Fundamentalism DAVID MILLS

At 12:19am on January 11, 2021, Grinning Cat said…

Hi from someone else who used to be on A/N!

At 4:12pm on January 10, 2021, Mrs.B said…

A/N has been belly up for months now. Many of us are here.

At 4:00pm on January 10, 2021, Stephen Brodie said…

dead Jawa. I think Atheist Nexus is now defunct 

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