Re: How factual are second-hand translations?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2002 - 11:38:30 MST

From: "Geraint Rees" <>
> Many
> Christians that I know believe that the Bible is literally revealed truth.
> However there are basic textual problems with this, such as inconsistencies
> between different gospels in the timing of events, that mean that the
> entirety of the Bible cannot be literal truth in that sense.

No kidding? Really? You mean we shouldn't believe everything in the Bible?
Holy sheep dip! Next you'll be telling us there's no Santa Claus.
"textual problems" doesn't begin to address the extent of scriptural
People who believe that the Bible is literally revealed truth are as
brain-diseased as anyone who believes that the Koran is literally revealed
truth, and are just as dangerous. In that sense, the enemies of extropy are
about as prevalent in the US as they are anywhere else. We won't move into a
better future until we debunk all religiosity.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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