HOLY BIBLE Batman

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    Something I don't think people question enough is what the deal is with the people who put the current bible together, leaving out certain text that were written at the same time as the ones allowed in the New Testament. Leaving out books about very important events of the era but leaving in Revelations; a book with an unknown author about outlandish forecasts. Were they left out to satisfy goals of the church or for other reasons? It seems a bit unethical to not fully represent all of the writers of the time but who am I to judge. Your opinions on the matter would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I think it was an effort to consolidate Christianity under some uniform code but flawed and more destructive than constructive. They pieced together something that they found a bit easier to defend or explain at the time but did a great disservice by ordering "unapproved" writings destroyed.
    The left in the part about the truth setting you free. They should have read that part a couple more times.
     
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    I agree, I mean if there is an afterlife I bet Mary Magdeline and Judas are pretty mad ya know. Burning those text was kind of overkill to me. But then again they took religion a lot more serious than most people do today. I just think it would be so much better if all the texts were readily available now so people could draw their own conclusions about the stories. Might could have saved a lot of lives over time.
     
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    Well the Church "officials" were pretty damn uppity at the time and twisted religion to suit their politics imho. Lots of weird crap that went on that the Christians today would not tolerate. Too bad about the burning of the library at Alexandria also. What a gold mine of knowlege !
     
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    It bothers me that modern Christians don't question things like this. They put their faith in what other men centuries ago have told them to. Men who had never even met Jesus. It's not their fault for believing what they do but I do wish they would be a little more curious. All in all though, they aren't hurting anyone, nowadays.
     
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    I talk with a lot who have the courage to question old interpretations and share new insights. I'd be a bit wary to underestimate the depth of some Christian's beliefs.
     
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    Maybe it's just my area, but everyone around here that goes to church, especially the older ones, are happy just following whatever their preacher says is in the bible.
     
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    Well, as long at they aren't hurting anyone, and they are happy, then more power to them!
     
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    Yes, I agree, i just don't understand why they wouldn't want to know more history of their own chosen religion.
     
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    fear ? Who knows ?:confused:
     

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