Who wrote the Bible?

by Ireneus 25 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • smiddy3

    Take out the books referring to other items on your list, or written by the same writers, and we're left with not much of a Bible anymore, are we?

    That about sums it up for me

  • TheWonderofYou

    Many stories in the bible are simply the salt in the soup. What they believed in ancient time - the notion of God and universe - was a reflection to own experiences and accoglomeration of existing ideas - can't be our notion.

    When a gospel writer wrote down the oral traditions or ranscripted an existing written story about Jesus in which e.g. Jesus once mentioned Noahs flood and compared that time with the end time in the future, this wasconly the salt in the soup of this comparison but not factual history.

    Jesus used a hyperbole like Brother Lett when he spoke of paintbrushes that's it. A good story needs a hyperbole that is not true at all but arouses attention to the speaker

  • Ireneus
    Anders Andersen

    You wrote: “I'm afraid we just reduced the Bible to Song of Songs only....”

    That’s true because you are only echoing, in principle, what Jesus himself said in Mathew 13:24-30 where it is implied that truth is too scanty and weeds would be too much.

    Let the weeds abound. Yet, there is a sure method to know what is true. Mathew 7:12 is the touchstone by which everything else can be judged. All those verses and accounts that are in harmony with this verse are factual and the rest are fabricated

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    Well, given that Matthew violated your #8 (Matt. 4:1) shouldn't you distrust the writer as a false friend of God?

    So how do you know whatever he wrote is true?

    Do you just pick verses that match with your own ideas of what God should be, and reject the verses that don't match with your preconceived ideas?

    Aren't you in reality creating your own image of God, according to what you want him to be?

    What if God is in reality an asshole? What if God would actually want us to not 'do unto others' as that enables the weak to thrive, and God actually favors the strong and selfish?

    How would you know?

    The way you pick and choose what suits you you could never find out. You could very well be rejecting the wrong verses without knowing.

    Or maybe you're not rejecting enough ;-)

    With the way you pick and choose parts that match your own ideas even the Quran, the Book of Mormon, the Scientology books and every other book is a good guide to the divine: reject what you don't like, keep the rest.

    Is picking and choosing parts of an ancient book a reliable way to gain knowledge?

  • OnTheWayOut

    To ask "Who wrote the Bible?" and question so much of it- that is the beginning of wisdom.

    All should take their own spiritual journey about this question.

  • Ireneus


    Superb comments, thank you for that.

  • Brokeback Watchtower
    Brokeback Watchtower
    Who wrote the bible?

    I think we can safely rule out God as a possible writer will little dispatch. So then since there is no other animal life except humans that can read and write I would say men(male and female) wrote the bible. I think it highly improbable that aliens from outer space had anything to do with it. As with all mythology of our species men formulated Ideas about certain things and made up a story about it and so these stories were first passed on by story tellers before there was this thing called writing symbols for words with meaning. Records were kept by the more intelligent ones of our species and should reflect common ideas of the time, gods, featured heavily in such ancient writings. Science is something more modern than ancient written stories, which seems to be replacing the gods as an explanation for why things once thought mysterious happen.

    Since men wrote the bible and it is clearly not inspired by some all knowing and all powerful being that controls the whole universe. It merely reflects the way man at those ancient times viewed the world before science was around. To view the bible as infallible and God's word opens one to all sorts of frauds like the Watchtower corporation who feel they have all the answers to life's question but are dumber than a pile of rocks.

  • Brokeback Watchtower
  • karter

    Whoever wrote revelations is clear proof that drugs were around then.

  • Ireneus


    A was with God and A was God--this type of writings also.

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