what is the study of the bible? do you go into it knowing its the direct word of god or are you... this is somewhat confusing to me, how can someone who believes it is the literal word of god critically study the bible?
im atheist and unconvertable but i like to talk about the bible. i excepted a "study" and im not sure who should be teaching who. ill give an example...
i was asked if i knew about the creation story and i said yes but that i have a hard time making any sense out of it. the "teacher" was curious so i only pointed out 1 problem. how can we have night and day on the 1st day if the sun and stars are only created on the 4th?.. my "teacher" tried to convince me of the craziest physics i have ever heard and i debunked the whole "theory" and "teacher" had the goddam effrontery to say that "i need to understand the basics", i was pretty close to telling the "teacher" to fuck off, but kept it to myself. and "teacher" went home red, probably riled with my understanding of things.
am i wrong when i think that just by that single conversation we are way beyond the basics? and what the hell does that mean anyways? what useful point of view am i going to get out of this person? what kind of critical thinking is this person using, cause "teacher" never put in question what "teacher" was saying.
i dont know if my initial question is being understood...?