The great debate: Is the Bible of God or the Devil?

United States
September 13, 2007 12:13am CST
Before you answer this, please read this first http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/317783/the_great_debate_is_the_bible_of_god.html it gives you a look at what other people has said in a debate that was started on line. We are still debating over this one because there are so many religions and so many people who are non religious. I did not start this discussion to have an arguement with anyone, I just thought that it would interest some of you to find out what some people are saying and to get your opinion on what you think. I am still in search of the right religion for me, by saying this, I do not mean that I am searching for one that suits me but one that I believe in. Please do not argue on this topic, I would just like your opinion and the reason behind it.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
13 Sep 07
I suppose if the exact question is: Is the Bible of God or the Devil?... my answer would have to be neither, since neither of those are beings in which I believe. I do believe in many Gods, but the Judeo-Christian God doesn't happen to be one of them. My opinion would of course be that the Bible is something written by human beings. Whether it was inspired by some deity or other I have no way of knowing, but neither does it matter to me. There are things in the Bible that are horrible and cruel, and things in the Bible that are wonderful and kind. If a human being can take what is good from the Bible and make it into something that makes their life better, then good for them. If they can't, then they will only use it to excuse their own prejudices and hatreds. It's just like any other religious doctrine... it can either be a positive or a negative influence depending on the human being in question. So I would say that the Bible is of neither the God nor the Devil, because not only the writing of it but also the influence it has on individual lives is all decided by humans.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
There are a lot of people who would agree and a lot that would disagree with you. I like your approach on the subject at hand. I do a lot of studying on different religions because they interest me. This is to not say that I believe in a lot of them, it is just another way of life and the way that people believe. I try to take all things into consideration when talking to other people. For instance, my father was raised Pentecostal and my mother was raised in a Catholic church. I was not raised in either of these but I do know a lot about them. My parents no longer practice their religion and they have left the door wide open for my sister and I too choose our own religion. We have all grown up into a world that fights over what is right and what is wrong. Religion is the hardest topic to talk about and it shouldn't be this way and that is why I take everything into consideration and I try to understand everyone's point of you.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
13 Sep 07
I also like to study many religions. I have had the same beliefs since I was a young child (I'm a Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan) but I was one of only two people in my family with those beliefs. Other people in my family were Christian, or had no religion, or had Native American beliefs, or changed religions about as often as they changed their underwear (my mother is notorious for this, but she's also mentally ill and an addict.) I have had friends of just about every religion you can think of, and I always make it a point to learn about their beliefs because I feel it helps me get to know them as a person better. I also love to learn about other people's beliefs because I find it interesting how they are similar sometimes, and how some of the same stories are in many religions, with very slight variations. It's amazing to me how many different cultures and religious have had similar ideas and beliefs. Ultimately like I said I don't care what religion people are (or if they are no religion), as long as that religion makes them a kinder person rather than a crueler one.
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