Yep. Atrocious book, and some call it the 'Word of God???' :retard:
The bible is made up of so many different sources that you can't really talk about it as a whole. The old testament was written before Christ and as such isn't always in accordance with the word of Jesus. A clear example of that is "an eye for an eye" becoming "But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also... Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you ...". Religions do evolve over time.
You can't really excuse it either. God's word is supposed to be inerrant, so I have no idea how one reconciles one's morality with the old testament.
Don't even get me started on honour killings. I read a horrible story not so long ago about a young muslim girl who became friends with someone in the British army. Her father objected to this and began to beat her to death for bringing shame on the family. Her mother called on her brothers to stop the father. However, the brothers joined in and helped their father beat the girl to death.
That infuriates me.
The Koran doesn't promote or even permit honour killings. Many people are scum and will remain so regardless of what religion they follow.
Exactly. You just have to look at what goes on in the world, all the injustices, the atrocities. If a God does exist, is it a God even worth worshipping?
It'd be a god that chose to give us free will, despite knowing all the crap we could do with it
By that criteria, we have already disproved God's existence. The Genesis story has long since been debunked, so that proves that <insert holy book of your choice here> is mistaken.
There are so many Gods people have believed in over the years that you would need to specify which God we're trying to disprove. If the universe does have an origin, discovering it would not disprove the existence of a supreme being. Such a discovery would simply mean that the universe wasn't created by a supreme being. It is utterly impossible to disprove any God's existence. It doesn't matter what technology we have. You simply cannot disprove something like that.
As we know, religion changes with the times. Catholics have been forced to reconcile their beliefs with the theory of evolution. Debunking parts of the bible does not disprove God's existence. It can't be done.
Yes, it is. As I explained, discovering the universe's origins does absolutely nothing to disprove the existence of a deity, just as the theory of evolution did not debunk the Judaeo-Christian God.
I agree that we can never prove or disprove the existence of god.
I completely disagree about "debunking parts of the bible" though, since there is nothing to debunk. Only complete morons can think mankind was created 6000 years ago and that we lived with dinosaures, even the pope agreed the book of genesis was primarily metaphorical.
I'm an atheist and I always wonder why some people have faifth that god exists and others just don't, but as far as I'm concerned, we're all wrong because we're making assumptions based on absolutely zero facts, or at least far too few to conclude anything. Bottom line agnostics rule