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#1 Roll the Bones

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:38 PM

On BBC they have a program called The Big Question and this episode asked the question Is the Bible still relevant? The panel consists of an athiest, Rabbi, Former head of Church of England, and Biblical historian along with many comments by various learned people in the audience. It's quite entertaining and the host keeps a good pace and keeps it moving. 4 part series of videos on youtube about 15 minutes apiece but they go quick and you can watch at your leisure.
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 11:10 PM

View PostRoll the Bones, on Saturday, May 14th, 2011, 1:38 PM, said:

On BBC they have a program called The Big Question and this episode asked the question Is the Bible still relevant? The panel consists of an athiest, Rabbi, Former head of Church of England, and Biblical historian along with many comments by various learned people in the audience. It's quite entertaining and the host keeps a good pace and keeps it moving. 4 part series of videos on youtube about 15 minutes apiece but they go quick and you can watch at your leisure.
Interesting question. I'm not sure if you wanted us to actually answer(?) but I think it has to be. It gives us a window into how an acient people lived. Not to mention, lots of poetry can scarcesly be understood if u dont have your biblical refrences.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:27 AM

No

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:46 AM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Monday, May 16th, 2011, 8:27 AM, said:

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:37 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Monday, May 16th, 2011, 11:46 AM, said:

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:19 AM

View PostMills, on Sunday, May 15th, 2011, 12:10 AM, said:

Interesting question. I'm not sure if you wanted us to actually answer(?) but I think it has to be. It gives us a window into how an acient people lived. Not to mention, lots of poetry can scarcesly be understood if u dont have your biblical refrences.
It is completely and utterly irrelevant in today's day and age. Both poetry and history have much better sources. I wish I could stab it with a basilisk's tooth and make it bleed (sorry...I just watched Harry Potter with my niece).
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:38 AM

View Postsolderz, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, 7:19 AM, said:

It is completely and utterly irrelevant in today's day and age. Both poetry and history have much better sources. I wish I could stab it with a basilisk's tooth and make it bleed (sorry...I just watched Harry Potter with my niece).
I'm not trying to be confrontational at all, but what does this mean? Many poets use specific biblical allusions which wouldnt make sense in any other light.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:44 PM

View PostMills, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, 12:38 PM, said:

I'm not trying to be confrontational at all, but what does this mean? Many poets use specific biblical allusions which wouldnt make sense in any other light.
True nuff, but I prefer poetry without ties to religion. Those are the better sources I was discussing. And as far as a historical tool, the bible may as well be thrown out, with all the confusion it causes in believers. For fuck sake, genesis causes people to disbelieve in evolution. The book is just a complete disaster.
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

View Postsolderz, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, 1:44 PM, said:

True nuff, but I prefer poetry without ties to religion. Those are the better sources I was discussing. And as far as a historical tool, the bible may as well be thrown out, with all the confusion it causes in believers. For **** sake, genesis causes people to disbelieve in evolution. The book is just a complete disaster.
I mean, religious people have written some pretty great poetry imo, but I digress. I dont mean actual events in the book, like noah's flood or the plauges, can be used historically. I mean we can learn a lot about the people who wrote it by learning how they lived and what they believed in.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

View PostMills, on Friday, May 20th, 2011, 3:17 PM, said:

I mean, religious people have written some pretty great poetry imo, but I digress. I dont mean actual events in the book, like noah's flood or the plauges, can be used historically. I mean we can learn a lot about the people who wrote it by learning how they lived and what they believed in.
That makes it about as relevant as the Egyptian Book of Caverns..




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