When I was studying with the jws, one of the things I was always
told was that the bible does not contradict itself. Now I'm no longer
a believer in god, and see the bible as a book of fairytales just about
on a par with Hansel and Gretel, I couldn't really care less whether it
does or not.
However, I had an email earlier asking me if I thought these two passages
from 1Samuel 15 are contradictory, and they certainly appear to be so.
10 The word of the LORD came to Samuel: 11 "I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has not performed my commandments."
28"The LORD has torn the kingdom of Israel from you this day and has given it to a neighbor of yours, who is better than you. 29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie or have regret, for he is not a man, that he should have regret."
God seems to experiencing an emotion in verse 11 that verse 29 says he cannot