6
   

The bible

 
 
Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 07:07 pm
Why is the bible a eye for a eye in the old testament
But forgiving in the new ?
 
Ragman
 
  4  
Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 07:26 pm
@Wild one ,
Revisionism.

The eyes have it.
Wild one
 
  2  
Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 09:43 pm
@Ragman,
It just seems like god's bipolar
fresco
 
  3  
Reply Thu 5 May, 2016 11:38 pm
@Wild one ,
Shouldn't that be omnipolar ? Mr. Green
0 Replies
 
Smileyrius
 
  3  
Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 04:42 am
@Wild one ,
The Israelites had a system of judges who would hold the equivalent of small claims courts so while an eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth is found in the Hebrew scriptures, it was not written about an individuals response to being wronged, it was a basis for which recompense was set by the judges. a measure awarded for a measure lost was the laws structure for justice.

Jesus teachings of forgiveness on the other hand were more specifically about an individual taking an active decision to seek peace and pacify matters when wronged, not to seek vengeance or retaliate to a personal grievance thereby winning aggressors and neutrals over with conduct.
0 Replies
 
Cinderellie74
 
  2  
Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 10:43 am
Well I am still on the fence about a lot of these things... My brother believes that the bible is a history book and was written by man. Man is fallible which means so is the information in the bible. There is no way to really know if there is a GOD or why there are so many differences and discrepancies in the bible. All we can do is wait and see what happens. Maybe GOD is really an alien... Now wouldn't that be an interesting twist. :-) I think I watch too many Sci-Fi things.
TomTomBinks
 
  2  
Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 05:18 pm
@Cinderellie74,
Written in to the Bible is the idea that it is the inspired word of God, and therefor infallible. Do you see the circular reasoning? It claims to be it's own proof. As far as it being a history book... it is in a manner of speaking, but it is a collection of stories, some probably true, exaggerations, parables, and superstitions all biased toward the people who wrote it. They were primitive tribesmen with no concept of the scientific method, they didn't consider such things as observation, evidence and experiment. They used their imaginations and prior myths, legends and religions to explain the world around them and to create a power structure to run their society.
0 Replies
 
Setanta
 
  3  
Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 05:45 pm
As an historical record it's pretty much crap, too.
TomTomBinks
 
  3  
Reply Fri 6 May, 2016 11:07 pm
@Setanta,
Amen.
0 Replies
 
AugustineBrother
 
  1  
Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2016 11:17 am
@Setanta,
Give me one example.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » The bible
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 10/18/2021 at 03:35:56