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    A religious quiz.

    I will give my fellow optiboarders a week to find the correct answer to this.
    Thus far only one 16 year old girl has got it right, no minister, priest, educated person, etc. has come close.
    There is one sentance in the Bible that in more important than all others. And if this one sentance isn't correct everything in the Bible is false.

    What is the sentence?


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    Last edited by chip anderson; 01-28-2008 at 12:52 AM. Reason: Forgot capitalization.

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    I'll bite.....

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." John 1:1
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    Hmmm....

    I like Karen's answer.
    I was going to say, "In the Beginning God..."

    Why do I feel like you are going to pull out some verse from Leviticus or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karen View Post
    I'll bite.....

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." John 1:1
    I think Karen has got it. "the Word". But I can't believe that a Biblically educated person wouldn't get this.

    I also get a Leviticus feeling from you. Maybe even Maccabees.;)

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    How about Genesis 1:1
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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    I hate to pitch in so soon after I said I would wait a week. But I am amazed and pleasantly supprised that you are are on target.
    I had thought that with as many atheists, agnostitcs, etc. that we have on the board I thought it would be a miracle (perhaps it is) if anyone came close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    I hate to pitch in so soon after I said I would wait a week. But I am amazed and pleasantly supprised that you are are on target.
    I had thought that with as many atheists, agnostitcs, etc. that we have on the board I thought it would be a miracle (perhaps it is) if anyone came close.

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    I think your assumption that agnostics, atheists, etc never read the Bible is flawed.
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    Even most of us Pagans have read it a time or two.
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    Chip, who got it, me or Mike???

    Did you forget I am a crazy bible thumper??? We ain't all pagans over here.;)
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    How if that sentence was wrong would it make the rest of the bible false?

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    Chip- I consider myself eclectic concerning religion. And where's the Holy before Bible?:)

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    For-Life

    If God was not the beginning, he was not the creator of the universe. Then God would not be God, therefore all things pretaining to God would be false. However if God, is God, we are not. This is all one needs to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    For-Life

    If God was not the beginning, he was not the creator of the universe. Then God would not be God, therefore all things pretaining to God would be false. However if God, is God, we are not. This is all one needs to know.

    Chip
    Why would he not be God? Maybe God inherited the World and Universe

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonLensmanWV View Post
    I think your assumption that agnostics, atheists, etc never read the Bible is flawed.

    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer :bbg:

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip anderson View Post
    For-Life

    If God was not the beginning, he was not the creator of the universe. Then God would not be God, therefore all things pretaining to God would be false. However if God, is God, we are not. This is all one needs to know.

    Chip
    Therefore, since the statement is not provable, the existence of God is not provable, and the "correctness" of the Bible is not provable.
    ...Just ask me...

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    Hi Spexie!!!!!!
    Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

    If the only tool you have is a hammer you will approach every problem as though it were a nail

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    Quote Originally Posted by karen View Post
    Hi Spexie!!!!!!
    Hi Karen!!!!!!!!! :)
    ...Just ask me...

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    What the bible means...

    A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!" His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?" The son replied, "I do know!" "Okay," said his father. "What does the Bible mean?" "That's easy, Daddy..." the young boy replied excitedly, " It stands for 'Basic Information Before Leaving Earth.'

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    First Cause

    Quote Originally Posted by For-Life View Post
    Why would he not be God? Maybe God inherited the World and Universe
    Who did God inherit it from?

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    Who created God?

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    God is

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    First Cause

    Quote Originally Posted by Spexvet View Post
    Therefore, since the statement is not provable, the existence of God is not provable, and the "correctness" of the Bible is not provable.
    I believe the "Big Bang" is plausible but ask, "what was it's cause?"
    It seems logical to me to say that the cause of the universe was either an eternal mass of matter that at some point somehow changed and became unstable, or it was an eternal personal force. So the question is really this; since something must have been eternal, was the cause of the universe personal or non-personal?
    Therefore, I would say that it is reasonable to suggest that God was the cause of the universe since it is necessary for there to be an eternal first cause. I would say that is more reasonable than believing in an eternal non-personal galactic dust bunny.

    I will take Pascal's wager on this one.

    Furthermore, what is provable? At best I think we can say that evidence makes belief a fairly small leap. So if you only believe or trust what is provable please tell me what you believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Canty View Post
    Who created God?
    You're not supposed to ask this, it CONFUSES some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqui View Post
    You're not supposed to ask this, it CONFUSES some people.
    It sure does. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Canty View Post
    Who created God?
    Easy... the Flying Spaghetti Monster!


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