A graphical representation of the contradictions in the bible. Each red line links 2 contradicting statements.
WILL ALWAYS REBLOG.
This reminds me of a really fascinating theological idea I read once. It poses that God meant for the Bible to be full of contradictions, because it isn’t an instruction manual, but a test of character. If you can read through all the books and stories, all the confusing, contradictory statements, and you still choose to take home a message of peace, acceptance, and forgiveness, then you’ve passed God’s test.
I’m not a very religious person, but I still really like that idea.
Or we could focus on the fact that it’s a text that’s chock full of contradictions… And that those same “good message” stories can be found throughout all of human history in one form or another… And that if people are, in fact, taking instructions and values from a text that contradicts itself, the entire validity for the basis of those beliefs is put into jeopardy…
We could go with that.