"Correction: The committee of evangelicals that eventually developed the NIV was formed in the 1950s, but the work didn't actually begin until 1965, and the NIV wasn't published until the mid 1970s. It is used very widely in…"
"Re the "differing in details" creation stories: Today's born again Christians are raised on the New International Version of the Bible, which first appeared in the 1950s as a production of the Southern Baptists. It…"
"In Gen 1, the earth is "without form . . . and there [is] darkness over the face of the waters. God creates a firmament to "separate the waters from the waters." The Hebrew word usually translated as…"
"Just noticed this. At work, I have to have my headphones on to get anything done, because aisle chatter can drive me to edge of homicidal rage. I'm a huge metalhead, but also love music like Autechre, Coil, Kraftwerk, and Mouse on Mars. I also…"
"It suddenly dawned on me: Should astronauts be considered gods (for being able to break through the firmament) or simply evil scientists "playing god?"
And if it's the latter, why does god allow them to break through the firmament?…"
"I can't remember when I decided that "the formal rules of English can blow me," but it was a time when I fancied myself a poet. Therefor, the rules didn't apply to me. That's kinda the short version. As an afterthought, I…"
"Well, the relationship had its flaws, but there were indeed many upsides. Like Mom really pushing the importance of spelling/grammar as a key element in being taken seriously by others.
And how to spot when others are potentially full of shite."
Well, the very occasional spelling error I can get away with. But if I dare to misuse an apostrophe, I'm fairly certain the ghost of my mother will return to whack me upside the head for it.
Mom was a real stickler for spelling and…"
"yeah i'm thinking thats the long of the short of it......its so.......interesting...that people as soon as you bring up a question, they go and pull somting out there ass as too what would be a reason....
My girlfriend for example....she…"
"So much in the bible that is either unscientitic, superstitious folk grappling to explain the world around them, and/or poetic imagery.
The more I delve into it the more it feels to me like more and more of the latter.
Especially with Genesis…"