Thursday, February 6, 2014
What's the big deal if the bible has even a tiny little error?
So a long time ago when I was trying to figure out if I could trust the bible as the inerrant word of God, I had to decided if errors would be a problem. If I recall this was the tip of the iceberg for me. You see JW's often use the article "a" as reason that Jesus is "a god" instead of Jesus "is god". See John 1:1 in their bible. While there are a lot more and bigger problems in the bible than missing articles(or call it a translation error), the tiniest article illustrates what a huge difference in religions doctrine it can make.
After doing more research and seeing many many other errors you might just then decided to admit the bible is errant and now never ever really be certain that your doctrines are correct or that you could know things absolutely. You could then continue to bend over backwards making excuses and logical loop holes and try convince yourself it's still inspired somehow.... eventually you'll get to the point where you can just admit it's absurd.
If the smallest things can make a huge difference it's surprising that god couldn't at the very least do the proofread. Typically I wouldn't care but in this case people should even give a fuck about an oxford comma. Ambiguity is not a good thing when something is supposedly coming down as the word of god.