Top Ten Flaws With the Holy Bible

Alpha101
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

1 Homosexuality Is a Sin

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

Let me get this straight: You think you can pick and choose what you want from the Bible, especially the Old Testament? Read the four Gospels; Jesus treated the Law n an inseparable whole. If you don't agree with the Bible, just say you're not a Christian and think the Bible's bullcrap. But don't speak out of both sides of your mouth. Also, if you can arbitrarily choose what you like out the Bible and say, "THAT part isn't true, but the parts I like are", do you think your preferences determine what is true in the Bible? If I would prefer to fly, can I do that?

This isn't an error. Homosexuality is stupid and unnecessary. I'm totally okay with it being a sin because it is one I'd never commit

I'm nothing a homosexual but I don't think that anything is wrong with it and it's not a choice either - Fizzycswag77

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2 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

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

Come on. That was in the old testament!

But the Old Testament is the one that states that God does not change. So the New Testament is completely false. - ARandomPerson

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3 Women Should Be Submissive to Men

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

God created man for Himself "Let is make man in our image" and woman for man "it is not good for man to be alone".

Submission doesn't mean inferior. - Chronocyborg

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4 Remarrying After Divorce Is Adultery

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

5 Divorce Is a Sin

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

*chuckles* oh my. Well, just a while back, my Pastor (the preacher), was talking to a couple who wanted to get a divorce, they did get one... but all the bible is saying is to be loyal and stay true to the relationship you so dearly wanted to have with the other person. It isn't saying you can't, that's your choice. - KingofPawns

6 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

Ok, WHEN IS A WOMAN GONNA GRAB TESTICLES IN A FIGHT? THAT IS HIGHLY IMPROBABLE. - ARandomPerson

7 Philosophy Is Evil

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

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8 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

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

9 You Should Not Desire for Wealth

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

This means if you become wealthy you also become greedy, & that's how the lesser people will see you, & you will go to hell for your greed. - ruJILLous

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

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10 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

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The Contenders

11 No Sex Before Marriage

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

No one really does, not these days anyway. - KingofPawns

Well, I guess no one follows that rule... - ethanmeinster

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13 Story of Noah's ark

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

How did they get dose insects on and kept them there? - ARandomPerson

14 Where is the Land of Nod?
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