Saturday, 24 May 2008

Its all greek to me

Ive noticed that in order to read and understand the bible xians argue that you need to be fluent in ancient greek. But why would their sky daddy write the bible in such a way that this was needed? Couldnt he have written it in English in the first place or found a way that made it possible to translate without leading to confusion? Maybe given us lots of different versions or made everyone on the planet speak greek.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mike,

I'm not fluent in Greek (nor Hebrew or Aramaic), but i can reference a dictionary.

Greek and Aramaic were the main languages at the time of the New Testement.... Old Testement, Hebrew.

The Bible also answers this, in a little account about the Tower of Babel and the "confusing of languages".....

I thought you said that you've read the Bible and know more about it than most Christians, but you missed this?

johnny

Nick said...

Mikey. You can understand the Bible easily without the original languages. They just help to give a better understanding.

Really. Come up with an argument someday. You're just an emotional whiner.

Mike is Wright said...

its your sky daddys fault that i cant read the bible for making the tower of babel.

Anonymous said...

He is not stopping you from learning to read, is He?

Mike is Wright said...

so do you have to be able to read ancient greek in order to go to heaven?

RC said...

Read your Bible there Mike. God did not make the Tower of Babel. I thought you were more versed in the Bible than most Christians. I guess not.

lilpixieofterror said...

So is this post or the next post the stupidest of them all?

Anonymous said...

Mike wrote:

"so do you have to be able to read ancient greek in order to go to heaven?"

No, Mike. Accepting that you have Sinned against God and being truely sorry for those sins and accepting that Jesus already paid the penalty for you that God requires is the only way to Heaven.

God Bless,
johnny

RC said...

That is the gospel Mike.

It is the good news.

Although we are all sinners God the Son paid the penalty for our sins on the cross.

Acceptance of Jesus Christ as you savior is the only way to heaven.

FiFi said...

Blimey, you've right riled them Christians there Mike!

Well done ;-)

Might I suggest you lot read a blog that you agree with? Or at least be a little more objective in your responses.

Everyone has an opinion. The bible's full of junk anyway, and its impossible to actually understand it and then declare yourself a Christian. If you did understand it you wouldn't be a Christian!!

You all need to read The God Delusion. And not one of those evangelical 'replies' to it that have appeared in the book shops.

Nick said...

I love that. You need to read "The God Delusion." Just make sure you don't read the other side!

Sorry Fifi. I read the God Delusion. It's a joke. In fact, I'd love more atheists to read it so they could see how pathetically weak the arguments for atheism are.

Anonymous said...

fifi said:

"Blimey, you've right riled them Christians there Mike!"


Actually i'm not riled. I doubt if Nick or Lilpixie are riled, either.

I'm not sure about JB or RC (cuz i'm not sure who they are), but from the posts, it's also doubtful if they are riled either.

FiFi said...

HAHAHAHA!!! Don't tell lies, you're all riled!! You just can't admit it. Like you can't admit what a huge pile of poo the bible is.

Oh dear, will I burn in hell now?

Nick said...

No FiFi. I actually find it a joke. Tell me, are you posting before going to pre-school or what little one?

RC said...

Fifi you said:

"HAHAHAHA!!! Don't tell lies, you're all riled!! You just can't admit it. Like you can't admit what a huge pile of poo the bible is.

Oh dear, will I burn in hell now?"

I am not riled Fifi, but answer me one thing. Why do you fill the need to insult us and make fun of our beliefs? If we are wrong why would you not be compassionate and explain to us where we are wrong. It seems to me you are the one who is riled. What are you riled about?

Anonymous said...

when i first started "doing apologetics", i did sometimes get riled.

As i learned more and thought more, i realised that apologetics really isn't defending God or His Word. Nor is it defending the Christian Faith.

It really is one form of evangelism. Once i realised that God is the One defending Himself, i don't think i've been riled.

And when you see the same tired complaints over and over, it's hard to get riled.

But my passion has grown.

johnny

Spacefoetus said...

For the record, I'm not "riled" in the slightest.

In fact, generally when people type "hahahahahah" like you did fifi, when theres really nothing to laugh at at all, shows that THEY are riled.

I mean, if it WAS funny, a nice "lol" or "haha" or maybe even "hahaha" would do.

But hahahahahaha?

you're just trying to drown out the xians arguments with fake laughter.

And Fifi, ever heard of the term "hypocrite"?

"Might I suggest you lot read a blog that you agree with? Or at least be a little more objective in your responses."

Ok, well earlier on you were telling us to read the other side- now your telling us to stick to stuff we agree with? Presumably thats what you do.

And "objective" responses eh? Well, most responses HAVE been objective, but still. Your words:

"Everyone has an opinion. The bible's full of junk anyway, and its impossible to actually understand it and then declare yourself a Christian. If you did understand it you wouldn't be a Christian!!"

Oh, the Bibles junk! I thought we were being objective here!! And I understand the bible and I'm a Christian- in fact I believe I understand it more than Mike who seems to think that God built the Tower of Bable and was shocked to learn that the N.T. was written in Greek!

God bless yas all

Andrew

lilpixieofterror said...

"HAHAHAHA!!! Don't tell lies, you're all riled!!"

No I'm not fifi. I know my own emotional condition far better then you do and guess what... stupid people (aka you and Mikey) don't upset me.

"You just can't admit it."

You just can't admit that you're an idiot that thinks she has struck gold and it turns out it was fools gold. The only one here getting riled up is you.

"Like you can't admit what a huge pile of poo the bible is."

Like you can prove it. So far I see some ranting about how science 'proves' your point, but no specifics.

"Oh dear, will I burn in hell now?"

Since I do not believe that people 'burn in hell' I can't very well say you would, huh? Have anything else stupid to say?