Bible Bloggers

BibleSo, I was randomly hitting the next blog button at the top of most blogger blogs. Normally when I do this, the blogs are people babbling on about their families, and pets. Or amateur photographers showing off their work. This time I noticed an odd trend. Most of the blogs I was randomly hitting were from the religious-right. People preaching the word of the bible, the love of God and Jesus, and quoting passages from the bible.

So as an experiment I decided to post a question to the blogs and see what kind of a response I get in return? Friendly? Hostile? General response to the question? Or will they just delete my comment, preferring the followers not read a comment from someone questioning their convictions?

The Comment I Left:
Why are there are so many contradictions in the bible, yet the people who follow it seem oblivious to the fact? Instead they choose to pick individual passages to justify their ignorance and intolerance towards others. For example; hating gays yet not "loving your neighbor as yourself" especially if that neighbor happens to be gay. According to this study, the non-religious know more about the bible than the devout. Yet in this country the people who know the least about the subject are the majority.

The blog posts I left it on and responses after 1 week. Only two actually bothered to respond:
  • They posted my comment but not response.
  • This one was the closest to rude, "There are no contradictions in the Bible...I'm most pleased to leave you in your ignorance"
  • This one didn't approve my comment. Apparently it was to offensive for discussion.
  • I don't agree with but actually kind of liked this guys comment and that he was well spoken about it, "All contradictions in the Bible are only seeming contradictions...I do not know any Christian who hates homosexual, but the Bible condemns the sin. " apparently he doesn't watch the news, because there are plenty of Christians who hate homosexuals. I guess he socializes with a very small group of people.
  • My post was "removed by a blog administrator."
  • Another one who didn't approve my comment. I'm so sad.


Rooster said…
If these people aren't giving you the time of day for a question like this, they are not steadfast in their faith. It took me just a short moment to find this article that may help you understand some of the Bible's "contradictions".

I didn't go through all of them because I have to leave for work, but I do want to point out my view on your point about homosexuality: we are to love our neighbor, love our brother. If we hate a homosexual because of their sin, then we are sinning against God ourselves. Hate the son, not the person.

Matthew 22:35-40 “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Matthew 7:3-5
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

The point of the second passage is that someone who truly follows the Word of God cannot hate homosexuals because of their sin. If they do, they are a hypocrite because we are all sinners.

James 2:10
10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.

Romans 3:22-24
22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

May God bless you and help you find understanding in the answers you are looking for.
Rooster said…
I totally forgot to post the original link to the article I mentioned:
Rooster said…
Hooray proof reading: "hate the SIN, not the person"
CM said…
Interesting link. I don’t know if it answers as many questions as it creates, but at least someone is trying to acknowledge the subject and respond to it.

I actually just read a book that I think you might enjoy by a southern Bishop. One of the points he brings up on the subject that I agree with, is that one reason for it the contradictions has to do with the fact that it was written by people at different points in time. That a lot of what’s in there is based on our interpretation of what we think god wants.

Here’s the link on Amazon, or if you want you can borrow my copy.