Tag Archives: Biblical

The Ark: A problem With Logistics

How did Noah stuff at least 4 million creatures into the ark? By the most conservative estimates, there are at least 2 million different species. The dimensions of the ark given in the Bible (converted from cubits) were 450′ x … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Some people are offended by this statement. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why. Would Jesus, a Jew who undoubtedly commemorated Hanukkah, be offended if you told Him “happy holidays” rather than “happy birthday”? Certainly not – … Continue reading

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Literalism Vs. Inerrancy Vs. Infallibility

It is important to distinguish between the related, but separate concepts of biblical literalism, biblical inerrancy, and biblical infallibility. Some are used interchangeably depending on who you ask. But going by strict definitions for reasons of precision, however, they are … Continue reading

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The Problem With 2 Timothy 3:16

When asked how they know the Bible is the Word of God, fundamentalists will often quote 2 Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. … Continue reading

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Wait, That’s From the Bible?

Here is a list of everyday words and phrases which you may be surprised to learn come directly from the Bible (KJV): “Let there be light” Genesis 1:3 “garden of Eden” Genesis 2:15 “tree of life” Genesis 3:22; Proverbs 3:18, … Continue reading

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Were Adam and Eve Real People?

Polls show that almost half of all Americans think that Adam and Eve were real people that lived less than ten thousand years ago. In other words, they take the Biblical account in Genesis quite literally. As an American, this … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Surround Himself With Prostitutes?

Mary Magdalene, The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-26), the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair (Luke 7:37-38), the woman Jesus saved from stoning (John 8:1-11) — we are all familiar … Continue reading

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One Hundred and One Proofs that God Exists

¬†(¬†Adapted from a page by¬†Atheists of Silicon Valley. ) This is adapted from an atheist website. It points out how ridiculously absurd some of the arguments for God’s existence actually are. Fellow believers, please don’t take offense — I just … Continue reading

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Famous “Biblical” Terms and Verses NOT Found In the Bible

Here’s a very short list of popular “Biblical” terms and phrases which just so happen *not* to be in the Bible. I’ve attempted to attribute them to the proper sources: “This, too, shall pass” ~ Attar of Nishapur (Sufi poet) … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Really a Sin?

I can’t figure out what other Christians mean when they say they are against abortion on religious grounds. The Bible clearly does not afford a fetus the same legal status as human being (Exodus 21:22-23). God even gives Moses instructions … Continue reading

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