Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by Cloud Hobbit
Since there is no evidence that any gods exist atheists are obviously smarter.
Nyet. Atheists refuse to even consider the available evidence and
reject it automatically. That makes them propagandists, not scholars.
Your arguments against religion and God are so full of ignorance and
strawmen that it's obvious you have no real understanding of religion
at all.Against this backdrop, believers know not to take your
Funny you call yourself "believers", and
"people of faith".
Point is, facts don't need belief, facts
don't require faith.
Intelligent jews admit when facts disprove
their faith. Couldn't you be more like them?
Archeology is Demolishing the History of the Bible
Israel Finkelstein, chairman of the Archaeology
Department at Tel Aviv University, with archaeology
historian Neil Asher Silberman, has just published
a book called "The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's
New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its
"The Israelites were never in Egypt, did not wander
in the desert, did not conquer the land [of Canaan]
in a military campaign and did not pass it on to
the twelve tribes of Israel. Perhaps even harder to
swallow is the fact that the united kingdom of David
and Solomon, described in the Bible as a regional
power, was at most a small tribal kingdom."
Jerusalem was essentially a cow town, not the glorious
capital of an empire. These findings have been accepted
by the majority of biblical scholars and archaeologists
for years and even decades.
The tales of the patriarchs -- Abraham, Isaac and
Joseph among others -- were the first to go when
biblical scholars found those passages rife with
anachronisms and other inconsistencies. The story
of Exodus, one of the most powerful epics of
enslavement, courage and liberation in human
history, also slipped from history to legend when
archaeologists could no longer ignore the lack of
corroborating contemporary Egyptian accounts and
the absence of evidence of large encampments in
the Sinai Peninsula ("the wilderness" where Moses
brought the Israelites after leading them through
the parted Red Sea).