Question for my fellow atheists and agnostics

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    If everything in the Bible were proven to be 100% scientific fact (obviously impossible, but this is purely a hypothetical) would you then become a christian? I'm talking about both the old and new testaments.

    I've wondered this from time to time. On one hand you've got all the horrible things God did in the Old Testament which would make him impossible to worship, you also have all those innocent people unjustly thrown into hell that you may want to fight the good fight for.

    On the other hand we're all selfish to a point, eternal damnation sure doesn't sound like fun and of course we'd all rather be in what was described as heaven in the Bible.


    What say you?
     
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    I don't know that I can answer this. A lot would probably depend on just what interpretations were proven correct.
     
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    Does that include the "lost gospels"?
     
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    Can you list all the "horribles things God did in the Old Testament?"

    This is a myth that is perpetuated even within SOME self-proclaimed Christian circles.

    List them please, I'll respond accordingly.

    Thanks.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    It's an interesting question you pose. The Lord challenged me to believe when He revealed that Jesus really was the Christ to me. We all have to learn for ourselves at some point. We can't rely on others. We have to learn as Peter did through revelation from the Father.

    I would suggest that maybe the reasons you guys don't know is because you aren't committed to following the truth if you learned it to be true. God doesnt reveal things just to reveal things, He expects us to act on them.
     
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    Gotta give it up, cause when you're right...you're RIGHT!! :clap2:
     
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    Of course I would believe if everything in the bible was proven to be 100% accurate.

    I do not see how that can be since there are so many contradictory things in there though.
    As you mentioned the war god of the old testament vs the humanitarian god of the new testament.
    The old testament god was an asshole. And if God is eternal than god would not change and still be an asshole.
     
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    100% scientific fact ? I think I would have to say yes. I would give up drinkin and whoring.
     
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    Why the religious leaders in the old testament did not give up drinking and whoring did they?
    Heck they could even have slaves and rape and pillage under gods rule.
     

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