Let’s talk about the Bible for a minute.
Just from a pure numbers standpoint, nothing can touch it. And if we were giving medals for the Olympics of Written Word, the Holy Bible would take all three prizes.
There is no runner up folks. The Bible stands alone.
Here is a book that has been passed down generation to generation before books were even invented. Empires have risen and fallen, languages have come and gone, wars have been won and lost, new lands have been discovered! Through it all, the good ol Holy Bible stands strong. The words of the Ten Commandments scribed onto a freaking stone tablet 3,500 years ago are still being published today. Moses should be damn proud.
Moses rocks by the way.
Then there is the “New” Bible or New Testament. Again, another incredible sequence of events. You have a guy named Jesus who supposedly could bring people back from the dead, among other cool things. He supposedly performed miracles left and right.
Jesus also ran around speaking of God. He preached to people about believing in this God, or your soul will go to Hell in a fiery torment for eternity.
Okay? So it’s like his way or the highway? Okay fine, I’m kinda stubborn too. Although I won’t promise you eternal pain and suffering if you don’t agree with me. But then again I am not the main character in the biggest sold story in the history of the planet either.
Now I’ve been reading a little of the Bible lately. No, seriously! I figured there’s gotta be a damn good reason this book is so revered by trillions of people for thousands of years. It’s one of those books you can just pick up, open a page, and start reading. It’s fascinating no matter where you pick up.
No, I’m not kidding or being sarcastic. It’s a collection of some remarkable stories.
A bunch of stories actually. And honestly, a lot of them are so damn silly I just can’t believe what I’m reading.
Silly only because as I’m reading every verse, I’m thinking how this book is worshipped as the rules of life by more people than anything ever written!
People have then and do now take this shit verbatim. Meaning, they believe every single story as truth. Or most of it anyway. And they take it as the policy at which they should live their lives.
What do you think of the Bible? Do you try to do as the Bible says? If you do, you’ll be running in circles, as it is nearly impossible to follow the rules set forth in this storybook.
Have you ever noticed the people that DO try to strictly use the Bible for their moral code of conduct only do it as a front? I’ve always found these people to do just as much fucked up shit as me and everyone else. The only difference is they are sneaky about it. Ironically this makes them worse off than if they didn’t choose to supposedly follow the Bible in the first place.
Anyway I’ll leave you with this. The New Testament was written by about 40 men. They didn’t collaborate on it, they wrote their “books” separately anywhere from 20-80 years after the Jesus died.
Each of these men base their entire writings based around one premise: They are speaking in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ who was the Son of God.
Now we can come to either 1 of 2 conclusions about the authors of the bible. Ready?
Number 1. They were right. Jesus was the Son of God. Everything you read in the Bible is what God intends you to see as his instruction manual for life on Earth. They were translating for God so we can read it.
Number 2. These men were all mentally insane. Jesus was made out to be a God from hearsay over the course of the years that passed after he died. The people that preached this and made it widespread word were delusional conditioned madcaps. They were part of a religious organized cult. Till this day, the entire human race has gotten suckered into believing their fanatical stories.
What do you think?
Number One or Number two?
It has been brought to my attention there is a Number Three.
Number Three: They lied and made it all up.
For the record? I'm going with 2. Although I don't know if that 's my "final answer". ;-)