Top Ten Flaws With the Holy Bible

Let me get this straight, I do believe in God, and I do consider the Bible to be mostly accurate. But there are some things in the Bible that I, and many others, do not agree with. What are some things that YOU do not agree with the are contained in the Bible? This list is not intended to offend anyone, this is just my personal opinion.

The Top Ten

Homosexuality is a Sin

Oh my how do you exist! Being gay is just wrong and extremely offensive to not just me, but a lot of Christians.

The problem with this list is to say that you believe in God then say that God was wrong about these things you are saying you are better than God, also by saying these things are flawed you are potentially saying that the whole Bible is a flawed. This is the point when most Christians will go wait a minute this doesn't make since and stop believing. If you want to believe in the Bible you have to believe everything is true and just.

Honestly I was pretty sure when I saw this list that it was either another person that believed in another religion trying to convince Christians that they should believe some that is so flawed or an athiest trying to point out the ridiculousness of the Bible and why it isn't the word of a God - germshep24

The bible states that this is a sin. I am not homosexual, but I do not see anything wrong with being homosexual.

"If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them." - Alpha101

Homosexuality was probably a sin back then because there weren’t that many people. So we needed heterosexuality. Nowadays, not only are there a ton of people, but it is beginning to get overpopulated. So it should be fine today.

Slavery Is Allowed

(1 Timothy 6:1)
"All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare[a] of their slaves."

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.” (Peter 2:18:)

"However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be ...more - ukp

The Bible never directly says that slavery is just, but there is a little bit of evidence in scripture which states that slavery is "ok."

"As for your male and female slaves whom you may have: you may buy male and female slaves from among the nations that are around you. You may also buy from among the strangers who sojourn with you and their clans that are with you, who have been born in your land, and they may be your property. You may bequeath them to your sons after you to inherit as a possession forever. You may make slaves of them, but over your brothers the people of Israel you shall not rule, one over another ruthlessly." - Alpha101

I don't think the Bible should be taken literally. Come on Adam and Eve where parselmouths.

Well, slavery was kinda normal in ancient times. It continued on until the 1800s basically. However, if slavery is allowed, then why did the Jews continue doing it if they were enslaved by the Egyptians? - ethanmeinster

Women Should Be Submissive to Men

This isn't even meaning that women are the inferior gender LOL. There are tons of women in the Bible that are heroes. Considered to most cultures during biblical times, the Bible gives women many more rights than were usual. Women are equal to men, there is no place in the Bible which says differently. Saying "wives, submit yourselves to your husbands" isn't saying, women, submit to men. This is saying, I believe, that Wives should give themselves to their husbands, depend on them and obey them. And husbands are supposed to submit themselves to the church. There's nothing wrong with this. - MovieFan007

The bible, along with the Quran and a few other religious books, states that men are above women.

"Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church." - Alpha101

Women are not property. They should not be treated like it either. They should not be forced into marriage or anything of the matter

And then they wonder why I say that religious women are A) mentally retarded B) enjoying being told they are inferior. Why would any woman be a Christian? This makes no sense to me, you can't just ignore the fact that it's written

Remarrying After Divorce Is Adultery

Goodness! This I believe in the sense that it was written, was talking about when a man divorces his wife cause he lusts after another woman. And that, is in fact adultery. Please read the context the verse was written in before making a foolish statement on the internet - MovieFan007

It makes no sense because your uncle did it? I understand, we all want to protect our loved ones - Chronocyborg

My uncle got remarried after a divorce this makes no sense. - Therandom

The bible states that if you get a divorce, you should not remarry, for if you do, you are committing adultery.

"Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery." - Alpha101

God Sent Himself on Earth to Sacrifice Himself, to Create a Loop Hole in Order to Please Himself
Story of Noah's Ark

Maybe gilgamesh was written about this flood? Maybe the Bible tells of how it happened and why, and gilgamesh included it, as it happened? - MovieFan007

It's a childish story, no one older than 10 should believe it happened.

It's total bullocks and it's practically copied from the Epic of Gilgamesh but with names changed. - Bruno2202

Its funny how people believe God created the universe, man and all those creatures but can't belive he can accommodate them in an ark - Chronocyborg

Jesus is a God So How Can He Pray to Himself


Divorce is a Sin

Marriage is also supposed to be holy, not on a whim. If you truly love who you are marrying and have dated them enough and know them enough, you should have no problem keeping them - MovieFan007

The bible states that you should not ever get a divorce... So if you partner is abusive and hateful, you are just supposed to put up with them for the rest of your life?

"What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." - Alpha101

You don't disown your father because he is abusive. Why then should it be different in marriage. Your souls are bound together, signing a form doesn't change that - Chronocyborg

What in the cases of Infedilety? Or Domestic Abuse? Or the partner commits a heinous act?

What I've taken from the Bible is that you are allowed to divorce if your loved one is unfaithful. I believe that would include domestic abuse and such. - GrimmShady

Women Cannot Aid Men In a Fight

No joke, this is actually a thing.

"If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity." - Alpha101

The military is clearly not for this

Be puting reference - Chronocyborg


Philosophy Is Evil

Goodness. Alpha101, when are you going to stop putting verses without context. Philosophy isn't evil. believing man can think like God is what is evil. - MovieFan007

Philosophy is in no way "evil." It should be encouraged! I personally believe that it should be mandatory to take Philosophy in High School. It is more important that people give it credit for.

"See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." - Alpha101

THE BIBLE AT TIMES IS PHILOSOPHY. HYPOCRITICAL MUCH? No wonder when some say I am philosophical I am evil

"Deceptive philosophy"
By the way what do philosophers have to say
"everything is nonsense" why do I need someone to tell me that? - Chronocyborg

The Contenders

The Curse of Eve

And no one even says what it was except most say "apple"

No Sex Before Marriage

Let's NOT bring back the 'bastard' thing. It's not the poor kid's fault.

Imagine how many problems in this country would be solved if this was obeyed. - MovieFan007

Lets bring back the word "Bastard" if a baby is born without marriage.

Looking at how many teens explore their sexuality. Nobody listens to this scripture

Noah Was 600 Years Old
Welfare Is Sometimes Wrong

Actually, the bible constantly states that you should always give to the poor. But there is one instance in the bible where Judas wants to sell something and give the money to the poor. Jesus replies that "you will always have the poor, but you shall not always have me." Saying that, he used the stuff on himself. This one instance does not make any sense whatsoever. Why would you promote giving to the poor, but then say that you are far more important than the poor? It is true, but it is also selfish. - Alpha101

Jesus says in this passage that He will only be on planet earth a while longer. Give the money to the poor late. He doesn't say don't give money to the poor at all. - MovieFan007

You must have read this part with your eyes in your mouth. Spit them out, put them back in your socket and go read the entire passage again - Chronocyborg

Always help those in need. But if the person is leeching off you. It is wrong

You Should Not Desire for Wealth

Its wrong to be physically attracted to someone also, its called adultery. So we all get a ticket to Hell for that.

The bible states that it is easier for a camel to fit into the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter heaven. It does not say that if you are rich, you will burn in hell, so you should not become rich. But it is saying that you should not desire to be rich. I have to disagree with this. Wealth is very important. Sure there is a lot of greed in this world, but if you are a kind hearted individual, you should strive to become rich. - Alpha101

Desiring for extreme wealth has led many a rational human to fall. So this is actually wise in saying. - MovieFan007

Sometimes you need wealth for food, shelter, supplies, etc.
However, not all millionaires are greedy. Some might donate lots to charity, like Bill Gates does. - ethanmeinster

Jonah and The Whale
There Are No Rules of War

There is one instance in the bible where a huge battle takes place. The "good guys" win, and they begin to take prisoners. But God told a very wise man that there shall be no prisoners. So the man orders the prisoners to be executed. That does not sound evil at all... - Alpha101

How is anyone in a war Good? - ARandomPerson

No Haircuts

Where is it written?

This is total bullocks

Moses and 40 Years

Let's walk around a desert for 40 years.
"My feet are in agony arrrgghh"
"This is boring"

Why Doesn't God Appear as Things Like Plants Anymore?
Why Did God Not Allow a Tower but Allowed Man to Go to the Moon?
The Sun Was Created After There Was ‘light’, After There Was Day and Night, and After Plants Were Put on the Earth.
Where is the Land of Nod?
No Art in the Bible

You know illustrations in the Bible after the dead sea scrolls. It might have made the Bible a bit more believable?

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