Scary stuff in the Bible

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Scary stuff in the Bible

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Post by Jonouchi Katsuya » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:45 am

I have a question

I feel very confused by the bible. I came here to hopefully gain some understanding of the texts from your point of view. I am not Christian... mostly because I read the bible... There are a lot of disturbing and scary things in it. It is very bloody, graphic, and sexual. When I picked it up... I kinda wasn't expecting all that.

How may I attempt to discuss these things... without breaking the rules or offending people? I believe I may have come to a different conclusion than the book was intending to get across. I simply can not believe that Christians would think it OK to do most of which I read...

However- I found Ezekiel despite being very, very scary- to be my favorite book with in the Bible. I found it exciting and cool.

Ug. I want so badly to talk about the Bible and that is why I have come here.

And I really like the Art even though the Bible says... it is bad?
Do you get what I am trying to say? Like... there is a lot of stuff in the Bible that isn't PG13... much of it is NC 17.
Hi I am a Buddhist and I seek enlightenment. I do not know everything. I do not pretend to know everything. I desire strongly to discuss the Bible as you see it. Please correct me when I get something wrong.

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Re: Discussion Guidelines

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:16 pm

Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:I have a question

I feel very confused by the bible. I came here to hopefully gain some understanding of the texts from your point of view. I am not Christian... mostly because I read the bible... There are a lot of disturbing and scary things in it. It is very bloody, graphic, and sexual. When I picked it up... I kinda wasn't expecting all that.

How may I attempt to discuss these things... without breaking the rules or offending people? I believe I may have come to a different conclusion than the book was intending to get across. I simply can not believe that Christians would think it OK to do most of which I read...

However- I found Ezekiel despite being very, very scary- to be my favorite book with in the Bible. I found it exciting and cool.

Ug. I want so badly to talk about the Bible and that is why I have come here.

And I really like the Art even though the Bible says... it is bad?
Do you get what I am trying to say? Like... there is a lot of stuff in the Bible that isn't PG13... much of it is NC 17.
Hi Jonouchi Katsuya
Asking questions about what we believe is not against the forum rules, as long as you are a genuine seeker and not just looking to pick a fight.
Welcome to the forum :wave:
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Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.Amen.

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Re: Discussion Guidelines

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Post by SnowDrops » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:05 am

Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:I have a question

I feel very confused by the bible. I came here to hopefully gain some understanding of the texts from your point of view. I am not Christian... mostly because I read the bible... There are a lot of disturbing and scary things in it. It is very bloody, graphic, and sexual. When I picked it up... I kinda wasn't expecting all that.

How may I attempt to discuss these things... without breaking the rules or offending people? I believe I may have come to a different conclusion than the book was intending to get across. I simply can not believe that Christians would think it OK to do most of which I read...

However- I found Ezekiel despite being very, very scary- to be my favorite book with in the Bible. I found it exciting and cool.

Ug. I want so badly to talk about the Bible and that is why I have come here.

And I really like the Art even though the Bible says... it is bad?
Do you get what I am trying to say? Like... there is a lot of stuff in the Bible that isn't PG13... much of it is NC 17.
And just so you know, not everything people do in the Bible is approved of by Christians or Jesus and other people in the Bible.
The first step to learning is to admit that you don't know.

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