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Atheists; why do you accuse the writers of the bible of being the manipulative and sexist ones?

You don't know the WHOLE story of how the bible got famous. Maybe the writers were like L Ron Hubbard, just some very talented fiction writers and a bunch of scam artists took the idea for themselves. Just saying, don't go accusing the wrong people. And you have to think about the fact that scam artists have a tendency not to do the "leg work" or anything that would be considered actual work. Writing a book that long, they could have just gotten regular jobs. Back then writers made **** loads of cash. What are your thoughts?

Asked By: Joshua - 4/15/2010
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The Bible teaches that a leader should not take counsel from a woman, and that a woman cannot teach (believe it or not that part of Agora was true). If this is not sexist, then what is?
Answered By: ThunderChunky - 4/15/2010
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Because we have studied the history of how the bible came to be. Some of us even know how it was compiled, what the 2nd Council of Nicea and the Council of Trent were about. It wasn't intended as fiction.
Answered By: Laptop Jesus 3.9 - 4/15/2010
 
I'm not an atheist, I am irreligious, but I think I can answer this one. It's because how religious people choose to interpret the sacred writings. They usually 1) diminish women 2) hate women 3) think low of women 4) use memetic tricks to short circuit thinking of women and other things...
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Answered By: miranda.mckennitt - 4/15/2010
 
Because it's a series of emotional rants, conjecture and puffery.... If one can not see this, then they have no business reading the Bible in the first place...
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Answered By: Gluon - 4/15/2010
 
evidently you dont know the WHOLE story of l ron hubbard. he did exactly what he set out to do, and was the main "scam artist" involved.
Answered By: dr schmitty - 4/15/2010
 
I think that given the history of the time when the bible was written and the fact that men feared the power of women and wished to control society that the bible served its purpose. The "new testament" is nothing more than a contrived reinvention of a god and offers weak justification for their new god.
Answered By: Rod - 4/15/2010
 
i hope you are aware that L Ron Hubbard didn't just write about scientology and some people took it as a religion, he created the religion. look up its history. Same thing goes for those that wrote the bible. it wasnt the people it was actually the book itself that displays horrible manipulative and sexist ideals.
Answered By: Purple Monkey Dishwasher - 4/15/2010
 
Even if that was true, it doesn't matter... More
Answered By: Catherine E - 4/15/2010
 
mmm.. i dunno why ppl say it is a sexist book look what esther did and ruth ..it even regards rehab the prostitue as a righteous woman.. and one book in the bible tells husbands how they need to love their wives.. like their own body and be gentle with her... More
Answered By: Sabatini - 4/15/2010
 
they don't understand life they like to believe in a evolution THEORY that's why they call it THEORY its never been prov-en. The prefer that then believe in the bible. There are many stories sin there what are investigated and with physical evidence showing that its true
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Answered By: WOOZY - 4/15/2010
 
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