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Atheists as Bible students
|Created by Gerard de Vos|
Category: Atheist related
Atheists declare that there is no God and that the Bible is a book of myths. Tongue in cheek one wonders if they are experts who devote a lot of time to studying the Bible! They love to argue points that show a lack of understanding and insight of their subject. Here are some examples:
Richard Dawkins is passionate about trying to prove that the God of the Bible is a delusion, without attempting to get to know Him personally.
Lane Fox wrote a book on a subject which was proved to be incorrect 30 years earlier. His book is ‘The unauthorized version, Truth and fiction in the Bible’, Penguin Books, 1991. He based it on the thesis of Julius Wellhausen, a German critic of the Old Testament. Wellhausen’s theory was already thoroughly refuted by Dick Wilson in ‘A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament’, Moody Press, 1959.
Dr Zindler writes articles like “Daniel in the Debunkers’ Den’, “Where Jesus never walked’ and others in the same vein, on the Atheistic website. One of the contradictions quoted is this: ‘..The earth abideth for ever’, Ecclesiastes 1:4; and ‘...the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up’, (2 Pet 3:10). Conveniently verse 13 is omitted. It reads, ‘Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness’. There is no contradiction. The Bible clearly states that the world will remain for eternity. But it will be renewed for the eternal dwelling place of God and the people who accepted his authority in this life.
Dan Brown in his book “The Da Vinci Code’ uses fiction as if it is fact. He attempts to confuse the reader and convey a message that the Bible and the revelation of God Almighty is false. For example his statements that there were more than 80 gospels available, but only 4 were chosen for the New Testament, are incorrect. There were more than 80 apocryphal letters, which were never accepted as inspired by the Holy Spirit. Further more, emperor Constantine had nothing to do with the formation of the Bible or the divinity of Jesus (Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code, Corgi Books, 2003).
Tony Bushby in his book ‘The Bible Fraud’ uses the same method of declaring falsehood as truth. (The Bible Fraud, Pacific Blue Group, 2001). Jesus was supposed to say: ‘every woman who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of heaven’ (p 67, from the Gospel of Thomas). Some so called theologians try to force this small piece of literature into the Bible as truth. This specific Gnostic gospel was never part of the Bible. There is absolutely no proof that Jesus uttered those words.
Dr Zindler, and many others have as their main agenda, Bible Bashing. They attempt to disprove the reliability of the Bible. But why do they only attack the Christian faith? They do not criticize the Koran, or the Vedas, or Buddhism, or one of the many other religions. This gives the impression that there is only one book, the Bible and one God, the Triune Almighty of the Christian faith, who is alive and well and important enough to deride.
Related articles: The Faith of Atheists, The Bible and the Dawkins Delusion.