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Talk:Inconsistencies in the Bible
Discussion on biblical context and criticisms of this page here.
I look through this list and although some of these "contradictions" require explanation from one more educated and fluent in Hebrew than I, if I actually compiled a list of information as to why these aren't actually contradictions, would it be considered as an addition to the article? Things like #10 are there as a gross misunderstanding of Christianity.
"Paul says Christianity lives or dies on the Resurrection (1 Cor. 15:14,17). Yet, why would it be of any consequence since the Widow at Nain's son, Jairus's daughter, Lazarus, and many others rose before Jesus? By the time he rose this was a rather common occurrence. I would think it would have been met by a resounding yawn rather than surprise followed by: So what else can you do. Adam's act of coming into the world as a full grown adult is more spectacular."
When Paul says that Christianity lives and dies on the Resurrection, he isn't talking about any resurrection, he is talking specifically about Christ's Resurrection. Other people being raised from the dead means nothing to the faith as far as salvation is concerned. Christ's Resurrection is what secured our place in Heaven as he was the Son of God, a perfect sacrifice.
There is no contradiction as Paul is clearly referring to the Resurrection of Christ, not the resurrection of any man. The fact that this "contradiction" made the list is a statement as to how uniformed the creator of this list is on Christian beliefs.
So, I come back to my original inquiry: If I went through and explained why these contradictions aren't actually contradictions, would it be considered for publishing on the site?
--- Pile's response...
Ultimately, I think it's a matter of interpretation, but I think there is a place for rebuttals on these issues. I'd be more inclined for you to make a new page which comments on relevant claims. Create a new page, link it as a "See Also" on that page and list why you think there are some things wrong - this could be a work space that, if your arguments are strong enough, could replace those items, or at the least, a second page with an alternative viewpoint.
--Pile 23:32, 13 May 2008 (CDT)
Fair enough. I probably won't put anything up in the very near future, but it'll be my little project I'll pick away at throughout the summer. Thanks~
-- I'll look forward to it. --Pile 23:46, 13 May 2008 (CDT)
Not everything that is wrong is an inconsistency
The following are not inconsitencies within the bible: 3 (1st), 4 (2nd), 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 19, 23, 26, 29, 30, 33, 41. An inconsitency requires either two bible verses which say inconcilable things or a "broken link", a reference to verse which isn't there (like 38). The mentioned items are inconsistencies between the bible and Christian doctrine (e.g. trinity is not in the bible, 29) or wrong statements about the world (9). But I think a list which consists purely of inconsistencies *within* the bible would be much more powerful to Christians. And these should then be discussed in the page mentioned above. But first, only inconsistencies should be on the list (the rest can go to other, more appropriate pages).
43 and 44 are the same and lack an actual reference to a verse that says there is only one god. Does such a verse exist?
Item 24 and 40 contradict.
PS: I like most of the rest, my favorite is 28.
-- If nobody objects, I will start my own revision of this page here: Biblical Contradictions. Then we can either have both pages in parallel or decide on one. Flostre 06:06, 4 January 2009 (CST)
Make up your mind God covers very similar topics.
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