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Holy Scripture [Jun. 21st, 2011|11:23 am]
Tony Grist
I attended theological college in the 1970s- where I was taught that the old testament is unhistorical, the gospels utterly unreliable, the sayings of Jesus plagiarised  and the whole Bible (though it wasn't put that way) a crazy patchwork of lies and forgeries.  I was then expected to go out and preach from it as if I believed it was the Word of God.

It did my head in. 

When I became a witch I made a virtue out of there being no such thing as a Wiccan scripture.  

[User Picture]From: aellia
2011-06-21 12:22 pm (UTC)
An interesting quiz here

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-06-21 01:09 pm (UTC)
That was tricky.

I did less well than I'd expected.
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[User Picture]From: wolfshift
2011-06-21 01:16 pm (UTC)
So did I.
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[User Picture]From: craftyailz
2011-06-21 01:27 pm (UTC)
I only got 15 - but I got all the ones about sacrificing virgin daughters or other virgin females - and the pagans are the ones accused of sacrificing. Yet we'd only do it if we stuck to the bible.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-06-21 02:17 pm (UTC)
Biblical fundamentalists read the Bible selectively. Most of them are probably unaware of the virgin sacrifices. The Quiz highlights just how disagreeable and inhumane the Bible can be.
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[User Picture]From: airstrip
2011-06-21 01:35 pm (UTC)
I hadn't the patience to complete it, but I thought it was funny that they mentioned the chariots. Thankfully for the papacy, by the time it was around people had forgotten this weapon against the Lord.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2011-06-21 04:10 pm (UTC)
I took it, passed with a 29. Strange, though, that so many quotes were taken out of context, especially in cases where Jesus's message had to do with the setting of priorities. Just a thought.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-06-21 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yes, I thought the same. The intention was to show the Bible in the worst possible light. The compiler didn't play fair.
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