More On The Historical Inaccuracy Of The Bible genre: Hip-Gnosis

I find it fascinating how little most people actually know about the Bible and its historical validity. The adherence to the Bible as fact is even more astounding in the seeming absence of evidence to support such beliefs.

As an adjunct to my prior posting on Hector Avalos...in which he offers a brief presentation on the lack of archeological evidence supporting the Bible...the following video focuses on the inconsistencies found in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with regards to the alleged resurrection of Jesus.

The extent to which religious leaders have succeeded in avoiding the many contradictions found in the Bible is remarkable. The fact that this can still be achieved...in a day and age when many, if not most, believers are literate, afforded educations, and able to access an array of documentation on the subject...undoubtedly casts a suspicious light upon the Bible and those who had the rare privilege to participate in its production and promulgation.

Granted, videos of this nature do not disprove the existence of Jesus. The prevalence of textual references to Jesus may well support the belief that he was a real person rather than an allegorical character. At the same time, his real presence is not proof of the mystical attributions he garners in the Bible.

In a world where so little trust is exhibited amongst its inhabitants, the blind faith exhibited towards all things Biblical is truly astounding. It is also a testament to the need for us humans to understand the meaning of our existence. With that said, I would prefer that our pursuit of that discernment include some semblance of verifiability.

If not, we're simply choosing the comfort of denial over the fear of fatality. There is great irony in this inexplicably irrational existential conundrum.

Tagged as: Bible, Christ, Death, Faith, God, History, Jesus, Literalism, Religion, Resurrection

Daniel DiRito | August 3, 2008 | 3:43 PM
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1 On May 21, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Parker Q. wrote —

Nothing is impossible if we pursue for it. No one could break our decision if we are firm. Bart Ehrman has been getting a lot of flak. He is the author of the book, "Jesus Interrupted," which is about Biblical inaccuracy, and gives a critical look at the core of Christianity through logical research of history, and more importantly, the historiography (the study of the writing of history and how it was compiled) of the Bible. A lot of people would give unsecured loans to quiet him. The upcoming release of Angels and Demons, sequel to the DaVinci Code, has brought up a lot of debate over the accuracy of the Bible and the development of the Christian faith. Controversy, even if it's backed by accurate research brings sales, which means Bart Ehrman might never need payday loans again.

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