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Should we accept history? If it is harmony and does not contradict the Bible and the evidence is reliable of course we do. If we have to make a choice between history or the Bible (when I say Bible I mean the KJV) of course we choose the Bible.

Donsky, KJB Church 35 Comments [1/22/2008 11:28:45 PM]
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Doctor Whom

Fundamentalism in a nutshell.

1/22/2008 11:33:53 PM



dear reality we must part ways, goodbye...

1/22/2008 11:49:18 PM

Illuminatalie

That site is 100% loons.
The very next thing he says is :
"We are all very ready to apply history to the Bible, I mean how else can we prove prophecy." Bizarro! Knowledge is only good if it is about service to our God.

1/22/2008 11:56:09 PM

nintendofreakgcn

I'm trying to figure out whether this should get a "Fundamentalism in a nutshell" award or a "Hard on for the KJV" award. Can one quote get two awards?

1/23/2008 12:01:23 AM

Ambrielle

FIAN seconded.

1/23/2008 12:06:53 AM

Osiris

@Illuminatalie: You ever noticed that all the prophecies in the Bible are eithere bullshit or self-fufllying?

1/23/2008 12:08:06 AM

Illuminatalie

And I'm complimenting them by CONSIDERING them prophecies.

1/23/2008 12:12:41 AM

cyborgtroy

If fundies had the mental budget to understand Boolean Algebra, they would see how this works... Or not..

1/23/2008 12:19:09 AM

approximate

Choose what you may, but stop trying to force others to accept willful ignorance as a way of life.

1/23/2008 12:49:30 AM

the Good Witch

so you choose the bible over reality? that's called ignorance, and it's not good.

1/23/2008 12:50:54 AM

deathbird

It makes me appreciate the rabbi who asked "do you want the Bible to be history, or do you want it to be truth?" In other words, who cares if the events never happened, it's the universal truths behind the stories that is important. So what if there was no Adam & Eve? What matters is that the story teaches that it is wrong to deny personal responsibility when you screw up ('Eve made me do it', 'the serpent made me do it'). Something the fundies really need to learn instead of blaming 'satan' for everything.

1/23/2008 1:14:47 AM

POSW

Well, the Bible is more fun to read than most school history textbooks, but, well, this guy's IQ has to be at most double his shoe size if he actually believes it's more true.

1/23/2008 1:19:17 AM

Mattural Selection

Where reality contradicts the bible, it is reality that is wrong. Something like that Dong-sky?

1/23/2008 1:24:08 AM

Caustic Gnostic

Great. With this scheme, there is a large blank stretch between the first century and the time Donsky was brainwashed.

1/23/2008 1:31:01 AM

Papabear

So, when fact and fairy tale conflict, real Christians opt for fairy tale. Good thinking, Donkey.

1/23/2008 1:33:23 AM

Reverend Davidius

I have a friend that is a christian, a good guy really, but he REALLY hates it when people get really dumb (stupid, not mute [if only they were mute]) over a god damned book that doesn't apply to our time

1/23/2008 1:33:28 AM

Mike

Mommy, the fail hurts so much!

1/23/2008 1:55:26 AM

anevilmeme

FIAN nthed

1/23/2008 2:23:58 AM

freako104

Even if the Bible is proven wrong? No wonder so many failed history

1/23/2008 2:30:50 AM

Septic Sceptic

Sigh. My brother spouts this kind of religious attitude all the time. He really is quite intelligent, and a thousand miles from what you'd call a raving fundy, but if reality and the bible clash?

Evolution: "Sorry, but Genesis got here first." *shrug*

Homosexaulity: "Sorry mate, i'd love to accept and respect your lifestyle, but this book I was raised on commands me to think of it as a sin. It's out of my hands i'm afaid." *shrug*

This quote saddens me more than anything else.

1/23/2008 2:36:13 AM

Old Viking

If we have to make a choice between history or the Bible ... of course we choose the Bible.

I beg to disagree. There are vast numbers of us who choose history.

1/23/2008 2:43:35 AM

484

History == shit that happened
Bible == shit that people wrote

1/23/2008 2:48:21 AM

David D.G.

This deserves either a "Fundamentalism in a Nutshell" Award or perhaps something new, like a "Reality Is For Other People" Award.

(I tried to think of a way to tie it in with that comment in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which includes a comment to the effect that "the Guide is definitive, whereas reality is frequently inaccurate" -- but I couldn't see a good way to do so.)


~David D.G.

1/23/2008 3:02:49 AM

D-OveRMinD

"If I have to choose between reality and the Bible, I choose Bible."

1/23/2008 3:58:58 AM

The Anarchrist

@484

What we know of history is also just what people have written about it, other than recent history of course.

As far as the Fundie's quote goes -- blatant stupidity. Should we accept history? Perhaps not, we were not there after all, and accepting the facts are a matter of trust. However, I'd much sooner accept facts that at least parallel reality than those taken from a book (see also: BOOK) laiden with naught but fantasies/improbabilities that has somehow found a way to govern lives (Scientology now comes to mind).

Sir Donsky, you are confusing Fact and Faith.

1/23/2008 6:10:48 AM
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