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in response to reader comment: You are escaping to Moral Image when you can't justify Adam out of Mud and Eve out of Rib.

Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Nov 2, 2007 at 17:59

Thanks for another post Shri Devi!

Biblical God could have created one more couple to avoid the relation between Brother (Cain) and his sisters. By the way what was the need of Biblical God to have man's nipples (It do does not have any function) as well as Appendix.

It was not wrong for them since it was not harmful for the offspring. Apply the ancient context instead of comparing it comfortably with 21st century lenses. Because man was still almost perfect, it did not harm the offspring. We abhor it now because incest is harmful for the offspring.

As for your vestigial organ argument:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/tj/v3/i1/appendix.asp

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/feedback/negative10-23-2000.asp

Sorry, forgive my curtness by providing links instead of summarizing the information. I'm actually in a hurry at a moment and I will promptly get to your other posts when I can.

Further what you project as Good moral God is completely wrong if you go deeply inside the Bible.

There are 310 verses contradicting the present day morality in the Bible.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fv/long.html

Skepticssannotatedbible is below your par. It's statements are unbelievably ignorant and most of demand a 'so what' as an answer.

For example let me demonstrate:
Because God liked Abel's animal sacrifice more than Cain's vegetables, Cain kills his brother Abel in a fit of religious jealousy. -SAB

So wrong. Abel's sacrifice was by faith and Cain's was not. This most likely implies that Abel was a cheerful giver while Abel was not.
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead. (Hebrews 11:4)

Lamech is the first of a long line of biblical men with more than one wife. It seems that God approves of such marriages. -SAB

Nowhere in the Bible did it say that God approved this marriage. Just because something bad happens in the Bible doesn't mean it supports it. For example you saw earlier that there was an account of murder but it is obvious that God did not approve of that.

Yes, many people had multiple wives. Was that what God wanted? No. Recall this verse:
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. -Genesis 2:24
One man, one woman.

Numbers 17:17 says that a king "must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray." God allowed polygamy to exist just like he allowed slavery and divorce, but it was certainly not something he liked. If you read all the polygamous marriages in the Bible, NONE of them are happy.

For example Jacob's family suffered and broke apart. David's family resulted in a massive power struggle.

Lot refuses to give up his angels to the perverted mob, offering his two "virgin daughters" instead. He tells the bunch of angel rapers to "do unto them [his daughters] as is good in your eyes." This is the same man that is called "just" and "righteous" in 2 Peter 2:7-8. 19:8
-SAB

Where in the Bible does it say that God approved of Lot's sin? Yes, it was VERY wrong what Lot did, but God forgave him. What the Bible commends him of is for his superior moral fiber to the others. In this specific instance though Lot made a huge mistake when he gave into the pressure.

There are 1118 absurdities in total of the Bible.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/abs/long.htm

1113 injustices as we define justice in the current world.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/abs/long.htm

860 cruelties and violences are embedded in the Bible.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/cruelty/long.html

552 instances of Intolerances

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/cruelty/long.html

388 contradictions in Bible.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/by_name.html

310 family values which contradict our 21st century values:

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/fv/long.html

302 depictions of women as inferior to men:

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/women/long.html

See 310 Science and History mistakes in Bible.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/science/long.html

290 contradictory inerepretations int eh Bible:

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/interp/by_book.html

205 prophecies became wrong/

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/proph/long.html

The incomprehensible sex verses in the Bible:

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/sex/long.htm

172 foul language used in Bible:

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/lang/long.html

32 verses mostly condemning homssexuality.

Pls refer http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/gay/long.htm

Of course the 270 Good morals are there which we can support fullheartedly and which is popular.

http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/good/long.html

Tell you what, since I have no intention of answering all 123098098 ridiculous claims SAB makes that are ridiculously fallacious, I'll let you choose 10 of the best ones. Not all at the same time of course, but present them 3 by 3 possibly so that I don't get overwhelmed?

Dear S_of_Christ with due respect I cannot accept the authenticty of Bible as it is because of all the above reasons. Jesus was agood man with good morals but the Church and Christains corrupted his principles for propagating the religion which is at a sinful war wiith other Humanity.

Shri Devi, the Bible is not a war book and is never to be used at one. If you are suggesting the Jewish conquest then I assure it was very different and am willing to explain. You claim that Jesus was simply 'just another good teacher'. Like I said, Jesus did not make that option available for us when he claimed to be the only way to Heaven.

Since you seem confident about "Jesus is a good teacher" idea, please provide evidence for it. Thank you.

Regards and wish you happiness,peace and prosperity.

Shri Devi.

God Bless, I enjoy our discussion

-Servant of Christ

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