Archaelogy and the Bible

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    Why? I believe the Bible, but why on earth are we wasting so much time citing archaelogy as though that somehow proves everything the Bible true?

    How on earth can archaelogy prove the reality of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ? Yet, always I hear "Archaelogy proves the Bible". No it doesn't. Is it any wonder athiests don't take you seriously when you try to claim that?

    The best argument for the resurrection is the witness of the Apostles who saw Christ and the Holy Spirit. It's our own personal witnesses. Why waste our time trying to prove the Spiritual with physical evidence?

    It's a misdirection. That's all it is. The adversary is trying to distract you into arguing useless information so that you neglect what's really important.

    I wanted to rant, thanks for listening.
     
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    One wonders how one can insist there's no proof that the bible is true, that it's a collection of fairy tales...while at the same time whining that we depend too much upon science when the stories are backed up?

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    Not sure what it has to do with my rant, but interesting question.
     
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    Here's the thing, people who look to prove the book is true by altering or reading more into archeology are those with weak faith, they need the proof for it as much as atheists need the proof against it. In reality archeology can not really prove or disprove any story, anthropology however can prove some, but then that's based on other stories which are also written by the same type of people. The only things that are truth based on archeology is whether a city existed in a place they say it is, which however proves little about that city and why it's not there anymore, thus the story itself is still not proven. There are some instances in which natural events can be misconstrued to match myth and legend very easily, because the causes of these events requires more study from other areas of science to understand fully, so they can be made to match the myths by ignoring research done by other fields.

    A great example comes from the myth of the great serpent in ancient Egyptian, where the serpent was able to heal any damage done to it. There was a treasure in which the serpent selfishly guarded, one that held many answers to life and death. The pharoah at the time sent in his greatest warrior but all were caught and consumed by the serpent, none were able to draw near the chest. Then one man who was not a great warrior said he could get it, as long as he could take from the chest what he wanted first. The pharoah agreed to this doubting the man could get any closer. The man then forged armor with blades sprouting from every angle, every joint. He went in and every time the serpent tried to wrap or swallow the man the armor tore the serpent asunder ... of course he got the chest, and took from it the one great book of truth as he was promised, leaving only gold and gems for the pharoah, of which the pharoah had no use for. the morale was to think before acting. The river bed in which the tale takes place is there, there is also a "serpent pit" in the spot where the chest was suppose to be, and the city where the ancient pharoah mentioned does exist, as does the tomb for that same pharoah. Everything is there, so according to those who rationalize it, it is fact. But in reality we know it is just a story to teach a lesson. Oh, and they found the armor to.
     
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    Well.......if a person was to watch something other than American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, you might learn a thing or two.......

    Lots of people have said that there is no "real" archaeological proof of Jesus. Well, there was a coin discovered a couple of years ago when they were expanding a prison, they found an old church with Christian symbols. Inside the church, they found a coin with the likeness and name of Yeshua on it.

    Back in those days, they didn't put your likeness on coins unless you were famous or an emperor, so, proof 1.

    Last week I was watching the Naked Archaeologist, and he showed where they had discovered (recently in the past year or so), the Pool of Salome, which is where Yeshua healed people. Proof 2.

    Interestingly enough, ever since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, there have been many things that have been found again, which are slowly proving the Bible.
     
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    Ok so I walk up to you and say your invisible god is false. BUT my invisible god is the true god. So the question is who's invisible god is the real one NOT that either one is invisible..Right?

    Why is it that seemingly intelligent people think like this. Astoundingly mind numbing.
     
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    my favorite piece of "evidence" is how some dogma junkies insist that the great flood carved out the grand canyon.
     
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    What makes you think your invisible God and my invisible God aren't the same God?
     
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    Well see.......there's your problem.........they don't understand geology, science, or anything that is outside the Bible, so therefore, they make shit up.

    But, at the same time, I firmly believe what Einstein said...........

    "Theology without science is crippled, and science without theology is blind".

    We should use BOTH sources and see where they meet, and expand from there.
     
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    The Viking believed in Oden who could throw lightening bolts.

    I've seen lightening ergo everything the Vikings believed MUST BE TRUE.
     

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