All Christians think that the bible was written or inspired by god; therefore, it is with no fault. They believe it was intended to guide us in every step we take throughout our lives. They think that through it, god is telling us what to do and what not to do. They have opposed changes in society based on the bible, arguing that those changes are against the teachings of god. There even are some who think that they will find the answer to any problem they are facing at any point in their lives, in a page of the bible opened at random.
But we know now that the bible was not inspired by god or the holy ghost. It was written by men. I will cite two passages of the good book that show it was men and not god who wrote them.
1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
On this quote, the catholic bible explains that at the time Genesis was written, people thought the firmament was a kind of ocean that opened to let its water fall onto the earth. They called that falling water, rain. That explanation only makes sense if one concedes that it was men and not god who wrote that passage. The creator of all things in the world would have known the firmament was not an ocean. Therefore, he had never written that.
There will be those who will say, “Well, god did not write the bible himself, he just inspired the prophets.” Even so, if he is so perfect, why would he inspire somebody to write something wrong?
Let us read the next quote:
7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
On the second quote, ignorance springs like a jack-in-the-box. In Revelation, John claims he was in heaven, watching the earth. And he saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth. But the earth is round! If he had been above the earth, as he claims, would he not have noticed that? Still he wrote, “The four corners of the earth.” As everyone knows, in ancient times, people believed that the earth was flat, so, for John, it made perfect sense to write, “The four corners of the earth.” If he had been really above, as he claims, and had been really prophesying, he would have written, “For the Romans and what will be called the catholic church I say, ‘do not burn or kill anybody for saying that the earth is not flat, for it is round, indeed’.” But being the simple man he was, and without the invention of Geography on his favor, he had no choice but to write “the four corners of the earth”.
If it had been god telling John what to write, there is no way he would have told him to write that. And, if he had been at least supervising the scriptures, he would have told John, “Instead of corners, write cardinal points.” Neither John was watching the earth from above, nor was god telling him what to write.
Both quotes analyzed above show us the hand of man in the bible.
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