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johonmilla May 22nd, 2017 4:07pm

Do you think the Bible is a reliable and accurate source in terms of science?

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
05/22/17 7:26 pm

As a historical document of one society's religious stories? It's accurate. As an accurate historical account? No. But it's not completely faked either. As a source of scientific understanding? Absolutely not.

abusara i drink and i know things
05/22/17 3:52 pm

No. Nor do I believe that science is an accurate source for religion 🙄

mpurple oh no. trump won.
05/22/17 2:46 pm

The Bible is a storybook that makes people feel good. That's all I is.

Reeze The TARDIS
05/22/17 11:54 am

It provides a lot of important historical information, but it's not meant to be scientific.

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DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
05/22/17 11:16 am

Religious texts should not be used as any foundation in answering a scientific query.

HelloThere2187 Utah
05/22/17 10:54 am

It was never intended to be a scientific text. Also, for that matter, it wasn't ever intended to be a strictly historical text. It is a religious text, and should be treated as such.

Personally I believe some of it is literally true (even if our current understanding of science says it is impossible) and some of it is allegorical or symbolic and was never meant to be taken as literal, but was meant to teach us lessons.

For example, the atonement of Jesus Christ (including His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His death, and His resurrection) I believe to be 100% accurate as depicted in the Bible. The telling of the creation of the earth I believe to be more symbolic or allegorical in nature, especially the timeframe.

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MrMilkdud
05/22/17 10:38 am

No, and it never claims to be.

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Fungi Charlotte NC
05/22/17 10:28 am

I guarantee it is much more accurate than any other document you can dig up written at the time.

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sfcren Wyoming
05/22/17 3:49 pm

Anything by Aristotle is a better scientific text, anything in the great library of Alexandria, pythagoras, Eratosthenes calculating the circumference of the earth and founding the field of geography. The bible is a horrible scientific text, it's pure speculation.

Zinkshadow1 Tallahassee
05/22/17 10:06 am

No, but not because those things never happened.
I believe the things described in the Bible happened, but through God's hand which can bend matter and space at will because, you know, he's God.
However, these things are not the things that happen normally in our day-to-day lives, nor are they things that would happen again without God's divine intervention.
I think of it this way. Say you're doing an experiment on how many times something spins based on the amount of torque you give it. You record 500 spins per minute given a certain amount of force, and that data is consistent. With a certain amount of torque, you get 500 spins. Every time. However, one time you decide to use your hand to stop said device from spinning. So instead of recording 500 spins, you record 1 spin. In this case, you caused something to happen once that would never have happened without your intervention. That doesn't mean your recording is false, it just means something beyond the experiment influenced it.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
05/22/17 9:57 am

The Bible is a book of fairytales.

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followingsea Illinois is
05/22/17 9:54 am

No, it's an religious transcript, should be judged as such, along with the rest, add Mien Kuaglh.

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DounutHole
05/22/17 9:45 am

Virginal birth, an Ark? Sadly our next president, vice president Pence is immersed in anti-science rhetoric.

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
05/22/17 9:27 am

Nope. It has about as much scientific facts as Harry Potter.

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Liberatheist Mustafar
05/22/17 9:54 am

Don't put those two in the same boat. Harry Potter is real