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Go to: Do atheists need their own bible?

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This is like asking if atheists need their "own" Koran, or Atharva Veda, or Book of the Dead, or Samyutta Nikaya. It would be absurd if atheists had to arm themselves with a copy of every misguided, outdated, vapid, ignorant, delusional text of paranormal nonsense out there, no matter how tweaked it was in order to accommodate the non-believer. I don't have the time or patience to respond to every nut job who wants to tell me how the universe really works, and I especially don't have the time or patience for a hackneyed version of the Bible attempting to distract me from the fact that Christianity is a load of foolishness and lies.

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:20:20 UTC | #613345

Go to: Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters

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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:27:58 UTC | #608730

Go to: Who Wrote The Bible and Why It Matters

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Comment 25 by keithapm :

Comment 19 by   jimbobjim :

a bit of a silly article and makes 2 major errors:

  • Pseudepigrapha does not refer to books in the new testament where the authorship might be in doubt.  They refer to a different set of books altogether.  (even Wikipedia could have helped with that one).
  • Jim, I'd like to know just where you're coming from. In response to your comment I decided to check Wikipedia in order to see if, in fact, Bart had goofed. I want to know what Wikipedia article YOU checked because the one I looked at is completely in accord with Bart's use of the word.

  • No scholar (worth anything) suggest that someone wrote books of the Bible pretending to be someone else.  The disputes about authorship are based on other reasons.
  • Why would there be disputes about authorship if the writers of the texts could be shown to be who they claimed to be? Why does questioning the validity of the claims made make you a less worthy scholar?

    Maybe some more research shoudl be done before publishing something so weak.

    Maybe you should check your references (Wikipedia in this case) to avoid misrepresenting them.

    Oh, and welcome to the website, Jim.

    Keith

    I think jimbobjim just didn't pay close enough attention and confused "apocrypha" with "pseudepigrapha". The former is indeed a different set of books than found in the KJV, at least.

    Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:33:52 UTC | #608718

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