10/30/2007                                                                                       View Comments

Christian parents, beware!

From By The Book Comics

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There are so many contradictions in the Bible, you have to be careful or your kids will figure it out. You just can't go in there willy-nilly and read it yourself! Please ask your preacher which verses are okay to read. Better yet, just listen to the sermon on Sunday and don't try to read (or think) for yourself. — DocMike

6 comments:

Prakster said...

lmao, the truth regarding religious thumpers, who like to cherry pick verses.

Alex said...

These particular choices of verse show more the importance of not attempting to literally interpret the Bible than that the Bible is self-contradictory. The message is to obey your parents, but remember that God, as the ultimate authority, supercedes them.

Lorena said...

" The message is to obey your parents, but remember that God, as the ultimate authority, supercedes them."

Too bad that no-one has ever seen God and the book which supposedly talks about him is seriously flawed.

Rick said...

alex said : These particular choices of verse show more the importance of not attempting to literally interpret the Bible

I find it funny that you would caution everyone about interpreting the bible and then immediately inform us the "correct interpretation" of the shown verses.

Shall we call it circular reasoning? Intellectual dishonesty? Partitioned thinking? Cherry Picking? Unshakable delusion? Or an inability to separate fantasy from reality?

Or maybe what you are doing is all of the above, Alex?

rickyusvi said...

So, Alex, the Bible doesn’t really say what it says?

Face it, the Buybull is loaded down with contradictions—otherwise, the apologists wouldn’t have to work so hard at “harmonizing” it, nor would there be such broad disagreements over which parts of the Bible should and shouldn’t be taken literally. Look at the “explanations” for the 4 contradictory accounts of the resurrection. Check out the deliberate mistranslations (lies) and outright redacting (more lies) that fill the pages of the acclaimed NIV Bible. Why are these mental acrobatics required for a book with no contradictions?

fjell said...

This comic portrays all too well that a myriad of conclusions are possible given the enormous playing field normally referred to as the Bible. Anyone who arrives at a "final truth" out of all the posturing and cavorting is on shaky ground indeed. What authoritates any conclusions reached based upon certain passages in scripture? It clearly isn't the susinct, final nature of scripture itself.

fjell