You still don't see my point. You say that God did say he gave man what to say when they wrote the Bible, but you are ignoring the fact that it says that in the Bible. If the Bible was really authored by man then this makes that untrue and it means that it was just included in the text of the Bible to support your faith in the story of the Bible--and you my dear, sure have been suckered by it. I don't know what line your preacher has been giving you but the Bibles of today contain many alterations from the original. Try living for yourself instead of for a god that is not there and you might find that doing good for others is a necessary component to your happiness. When you die you have lost your ability to contribute as well as Nothing is in store for you. Don't forget that the Bible was written before we understood that there is reason why everything happens. If you think that the wind blowing on you is God trying to touch you then I don't think I stand a chance in trying to convince you that you have no real evidence in your daily life that your god is even aware of you. If you think that God is the simplest answer then without quoting the Bible try answering some of these questions:
How did God come into being? Did God have a beginning or did he always exist? Does God have a purpose for his life? Will God ever die? What is in store for God's life? Does God age? Does God get wiser as time passes? Does God learn new things?
At 02:49 AM 2/18/02 +0000, you wrote:
Thanyou for reading my email
but i just want to say that God did say he gave man what to say when they wrote the Bible, So technically man did write the Bible but if there wasn't a God then how come that even the most recent Bible is still the same as the scrolls that were found near the Dead Sea. Man always makes mistakes, if there wasn't somebody higher than us watching over us and making sure that his word would stay true, our Bibles today would have never matched up with the Dead Sea scrolls. And that's the whole basis of believing in God, you must have faith that he made you and that he is there. If I didn't beleive in God then what is there to live for. We will all die and then what Nothing. Just look in side yourself and scrutinze what you believe and make sure that there is absolutely no doubt in your mind that there is somebody higher than yourself who loves you and wants you to belive in him so much that he cries every time you dont notice him each day. Look in the sky and feel the wind blowing on you that is God trying to touch you and trying to get you to see him but you are too busy trying to believe in something else that is harder and more difficult to beleive in. Wouldn't you agree that sometimes the right answer is the most simplist answer around!
A child of christ
From: Darwin Bedford <Darwin@atheists.net>
Subject: Re: Please hear me out
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 18:53:57 -0800
Are you sure about this? Can you not see that all your reasons are based
on your belief that the God gave us the Bible. What if the Bible was
written by man? If you could only give up the idea that God gave us the
Bible--an idea that derives from the Bible itself, then maybe you could
gain your mind back from the demise of Bible monolibricity.
At 11:30 PM 2/16/02 +0000, you wrote:
I stumbled upon you website and felt immediately saddened for you. I want
you to listen to some of my reasons for why I beleive in God. God gave us
the Bible and if you have read it you would find that it has stated that
the world was round long before scientists said it was. Long before people
discovered space God told in the bible about the countless stars and the
many planets that he had made. God told us all about things he made long
before us humans discovered it ourselves. Read the Bible and study it with
an open heart before you judge it and the maker of our planet. You have
you beliefs and i have mine but please do not make statements about God
before you have read his word.As well look around you breathe in the air
and ask yourself would you rather have been formed by some chance accident
or have had someone who made you in his own image and took the time to
know who you were and knew you before anyone else did, and took the time
to form you in your mother's womb. He loves you and will forgive you no
matter what you have done. He sent his only son to die for you. Jesus the
only son of God died on the cross for you. If that's not love i don't know
With love from God's humble servant.