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Thread #109167   Message #2279355
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
04-Mar-08 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Subject: RE: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Point of clarification: by suggesting that people don't read the bible or that they have internalized an abbreviated version of the bible, I wasn't implying that it is in any way helpful to finding your god or anyone's god. I meant that people decided to believe in what they think it is about, what their leaders tell them, what suits them. It is a document with accounts and stories that have been so heavily modified and mediated by religious power brokers and heads of state that wise people might consider the document unreliable. Better use it as a source of literature. If you are interested, dig up the discussion of reading the bible by Julia Sweeney.