Maybe it has lasted because fundies refuse to accept any evidence that goes against their beliefs?
No one is trying to claim that the Odyssey is the Word of God, so the comparison is irrelevant.
2/26/2008 8:17:26 PM
> C.S. Lewis tried - look where he ended up.
2/26/2008 8:45:50 PM
Like your not scared, Every fundies scared, they're raised that way. The only reason you wouldn't be scared of that vindictive illogical murderous God is that you don't believe in him.
Wasn't Lewis Christian, just less of a liar?
2/26/2008 11:01:37 PM
Fine. Where did the water from Noah's flood go? How did Judas die? How do you reconcile NUMEROUS contradictions in a "flawless" document?
2/26/2008 11:51:46 PM
And basically it's only the last couple hundred years that the Bibles been really questioned.
More printing, more copies of more books on many different topics. Better education, more people able to read and secular freedoms which now allow Bible critique (and fundies still think you should be jailed for it or killed like them good old days)
No actual history in the Bible. I've heard it said Homers books contain more fact. For years they thought both Troy and Crete were complete fiction, I believe they've found both.
Even Hebrew scholars admit the moses story of egyptian captivty is a fable. No historical backing at all.
Makes me wonder if I can step through that mirror...
2/27/2008 11:44:10 AM
canadiest wrote: "For years they thought both Troy and Crete were complete fiction, I believe they've found both."
Well finding Crete would have been fairly easy, given that it's the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. :-)
2/27/2008 1:13:03 PM
The Odyssey is a work of fiction. So is your bible.
But please tell... where DID C.S. Lewis end up?
2/27/2008 1:22:47 PM
I can't get over how many fundies seem to hate Lewis; the guy was a Christian scholar, fer fuck's sake, but just because he believed that hey, maybe God DOESN'T light the vast majority of people on fire, he appears to be somewhere between Michael Moore and John Waters on fundie shit lists.
3/17/2008 2:29:57 PM
DavidB wrote "Well finding Crete would have been fairly easy, given that it's the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea"
Sorry, I meant the city with the labyrinths under it.
3/18/2008 1:28:22 PM
The bit where Jesus said that the second coming would be within the lifetime of his listeners leaps to mind.
3/18/2008 1:54:25 PM
@ Marlowe: I think you have found the answer to your own question with the word "scholar." Fundies don't think about their religion, they just follow it blindly.
3/19/2008 3:37:07 PM
um wasn't c s lewis a christian? ever read his books and thought, hey these are quite religious...or is this too impossible?
3/19/2008 4:36:04 PM
The idea is that Lewis didn't believe in God, set out to disprove God, and found himself converted to Christianity. Jared is saying that if you look carefully into Christianity you will find it to be correct.
I find that... unlikely.
9/1/2011 12:14:26 PM
C.S. Lewis? You mean one of the most well-known Chistian apologists? What is this, Bizarro World?
9/1/2011 12:38:48 PM
Nobody thinks that "The Odyssey" is literal... Because we're not dipshits.
9/8/2011 4:14:20 PM
When has the bible ever been proven wrong....? Fuck, where does one even start? Four-legged insects and pi=3 are good starting points, and it gets worse after that. The useless thing even contradicts its own account of creation - in the same fucking book!
Just because there's still no shortage of cretins who believe it doesn't make it right.
9/9/2011 1:20:23 AM