This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

klauscam's Profile

klauscam's Avatar Joined almost 3 years ago
Gender: Male

Latest Discussions Started by klauscam

More Discussions by klauscam

Latest Comments by klauscam

Go to: Simply ... should I read the bible?

klauscam's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by klauscam

Comment 20 by RJMoore :

I'd be very interested to see if anyone, apart from a die-hard evangelical or a biblical scholar, is actually capable of reading the entire thing from cover to cover....I mean every single word like. Maybe some have, but I find it hard to believe that anyone could get thru the entire OT without skipping bits of it. I tried a few times and found that my eyes just glazed over after a few pages....maybe I'm just lazier than most!

If I had to 'recommend' just one book from the Bible, I'd say you should read Mark (text and commentary). It's short, understated, seminal, and quite puzzling. If you want to have some 'ammunition' for discussions with Christians(particularly those 'innerant' ones), reading Mark will provide you with plenty....no Virgin Births, no mention of Bethlehem, no Massacre of Innocents, no sojourns in Egypt, no flowery debates with Pilate, no mention of divinity, not even a bloomin' resurrection!! It gives a much different picture of Jesus from the one almost every Christian has in his mind.

Well after reading a couple of books you'll end up wondering if you've been wasting time. Then you start skipping :)

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:13:11 UTC | #950882

Go to: Simply ... should I read the bible?

klauscam's Avatar Jump to comment 17 by klauscam

If you like arguing with religious people like myself, I think you should. It's really funny when you bring examples from the bible leaving the person in front of you a bit confused and out of words. Because as it goes almost all Christians never read the bible.

And as a matter of fact I have turned to Atheism after reading the bible (or parts of it) :)

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:42:09 UTC | #950861

Go to: Do children come up with God on their own?

klauscam's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by klauscam

I want to make it clear that I am not a researcher and hereunder I am only expressing my personal opinion.

As I read some of the comments stated that religion is pushed in the child's mind at young age and thats why the child becomes religious. This is absolutely correct, however the idea of a god like figure, a super power, or a greater being. This will probably be created when the child begins to wonder about the environment. By nature we are a curious being and we tend to try to find answers for events happening around us.

When we absolutely can't find an answer we tend to tag that event to a greater being. This may be coming from our ancient ancestors who lived in the wild and this god like being seems to have helped them to survive.

Obviously a child is not going to come up with religion himself if not thought during early stages of development.

What I believe is that if a child is free to think that there might be a greater being during his early stages of development does not do any harm. But this should not be pushed or forced on the child by adults. In time with education the child would be in a position to start explaining events in a logical and scientific manner and the idea of a greater being will vanish.

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 12:45:38 UTC | #856990

More Comments by klauscam