Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Many Contradictions in The Bible

Ah, The Bible ...

Here we have the foundational book of one of the top three religions in the world -- a compilation of sacred writings that purports to lead people to the correct choices, choices it asserts have eternal ramifications. However, considering it claims to have so much import, it seems all the more concerning that it can't even agree with itself, internally.

For being the word of God -- or the word inspired by God ... or words having anything to do with an omnipotent, omniscient being for that matter -- The Bible does a pretty piss-poor job avoiding blatant contradictions. These contradictions can be mundane, they can relate to major plot points, and they can even crop up among the guidelines for salvation itself -- the most important thing in a believer's life (and eternal afterlife, for that matter).

Frankly, if I were a Christian this would scare me shitless.

I was going to write a blog on a slew of the contradictions in The Bible -- and I likely still will write a blog highlighting a few key contradictions in the near future -- but I think this time I'd like to hand my job over to the clever, funny, and well-researched YouTube video producer NonStampCollector. Frankly, he points out the contradictions better than I ever could. I've referenced NonStampCollector before, but this particular video easily is one of my favorites of his. It simply pounds you with contradiction after contradiction in a very entertaining way.

Without further ado, here are some of the many contradictions of the bible:

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