20 Aug 2011

Scientific, Historical Errors & Mistakes in the Bible

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleScientific, Historical Errors & Mistakes in the Bible
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsCline, A
Access Year2011
Access DateAugust 20, 2011
PublisherAbout.com
KeywordsBible errors
Abstract

The Bible is filled with errors and mistakes. Other ancient texts also have errors and mistakes, but this isn't a problem because people don't expect the authors of those texts to be perfect. The Bible, in contrast, is claimed by many believers to be infallible, inerrant, perfect, etc. Many base their entire religious ideology around the presumption that the Bible is free from errors or mistakes, so demonstrating the presence of errors is key to rebutting their religious claims.

Do Bible Errors & Mistakes Matter?
Under other circumstance, the presence of scientific and historical errors wouldn't be a big deal in an ancient text. They exist in all ancient texts, including religious scriptures, and no one invests a lot of time trying to point them out. The Bible is different, though, because so many people base their lives around the proposition that it is actually free from errors, infallible, and perfect. If so many Christians and Jews weren't trying to force civil society and civil laws to conform to their Bible, pointing out its errors and mistakes wouldn't be necessary.

URLhttp://atheism.about.com/od/biblecontradictionserror/tp/Scientific-Historical-Errors-Mistakes-Bible.htm
Alternate TitleBible Errors & Mistakes Overview
Citation KeyctkeyAboutClineBibleErrors

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