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have you ever read the bible?

i'm not talking about reading bits of it in RE in school cos you were forced to, i mean read it out of your own free will
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Never read Grimms Fairy Tales either.
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Who did it, then?
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Good book for those that do not accept mortality .....never read it but that's my 2p worth ..
 
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Bits of it during Sunday School and church when I was a kid.

As soon as could think for myself, I stopped.

I can't accept the contradictions and some of the directives. It just goes against the whole ideology's message.

I've dipped into it now and again for quotes and stuff but it is not riveting and usually raises more anger than anything else.

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I've read bits of it, but it's hardly an easy book to read! Pages of begats in the Old Testament were a bit annoying When I was a class teacher I enjoyed teaching the stories though, even if they were a bit watered down for the wee ones.

I'm more interested now in the overlaps of religion, how Jesus is an Islamic prophet and the Noah story appearing in the Qu'ran and The Bible (amongst other alsos) I have a distant hope that similarities might one day make peace. I may be waiting a while.

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Lots of it.

For the atheists among us, you don't have to believe it to enjoy the read.

Plenty of fiction makes the best seller list.
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Lots of it.

For the atheists among us, you don't have to believe it to enjoy the read.

Plenty of fiction makes the best seller list.
A typically fair point.
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No - surprising really as my dad is a (now retired) vicar...
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Never read the religious Bible but i have read the Bible according to Spike Milligan
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Yeah, I have. But I'm still waiting for the missing bit to be published.

You know, the 20-year hiatus in the life story of Jesus. Did he suddenly give the paparazzi the slip for 2 decades?

You would think someone that fundamental to the whole book would have had better biographers.
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I've read bits of it, but it's hardly an easy book to read! Pages of begats in the Old Testament were a bit annoying When I was a class teacher I enjoyed teaching the stories though, even if they were a bit watered down for the wee ones.

I'm more interested now in the overlaps of religion, how Jesus is an Islamic prophet and the Noah story appearing in the Qu'ran and The Bible (amongst other alsos) I have a distant hope that similarities might one day make peace. I may be waiting a while.
Sadly you may be waiting a long time, too little tolerance and compassion for other peoples point of view in this world.
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The most widely distributed publication in the world?

I have just finished, cover to cover, the 'runner up' in terms of numbers distributed?

Well, I felt obliged to do so, being a 'Bedfordshire Clanger' didn't I? :
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Sadly you may be waiting a long time, too little tolerance and compassion for other peoples point of view in this world.
With religion it's not from Christians. In this case the usual suspects are the whole source of the problem. When did we last hear of a Christian extremist suicide bomber.
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With religion it's not from Christians. In this case the usual suspects are the whole source of the problem. When did we last hear of a Christian extremist suicide bomber.
Ok they may not be suicide bombers but the obvious one would be the IRA? I have read lots of the bible but I am an avid atheist. Also read versions of the Sikh, Hindu and islamic holy
Books for their point of view. I find it good to be prepared when someone religious tries to lecture me. Saying that I do not push my lack of belief onto anyone, asking in return that they do not push their belief onto me. Will happily discuss it mind, but like painter girl I am waiting for them all to realise all their teachings come to basically the same thing. Try to be the best person you can be, pretty much sums it up.
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Read it at uni, it was ok. Think i read it somewhere inbetween Mein Kampf and The Republic.
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With religion it's not from Christians. .


Ever hear of a little thing called The Crusades?
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