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[–][deleted] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

No, people wrote the bible. Have you heard of the Council of Nicea? There were originally more books, such as the Book of Enoch, but some dudes just kinda voted on what was going to go in the bible of all the different books people had written and claimed were divinely inspired

[–]LarrySwinger2 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

They didn't remove books from the canon. The canon wasn't discussed at the Council of Nicea. There were different sects with different canons. What became Orthodox Christianity settled on the canon we have in a completely natural way.

The protestant church did remove a couple of books from the Bible. These are books from the intertestamental period that the Jews didn't include in their canon to begin with. But that's another matter.

1 Enoch was only part of the Ethiopian canon. It wasn't excluded; it simply didn't become part of any other canons, and over time people started reading it less, and now there's a revived interest in it. Again: completely natural.

people wrote the bible

Nobody's contesting that. What Christians believe is that they were inspired by the Holy Spirit.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I am sure they do not believe that it was inspired by god, they believe it is the literal word of god. This was never the original intention of the bibble and the ability to understand metaphor and pagan astronomical personification has been lost.

[–]yabut 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yo, I wrote the bibble my nibba! It says love thy fine ass neighbor, love her till it hurts, love, love, nibba, love her til her wife comes home then you have two fine ass bitches.


[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No, prophets, scribes and apostles did. Though humans wrote it, they were inspired, because they wrote of the future in oddly specific ways, and humans are not capable of such accuracy.

[–]Anman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The bibble?... The bibble..... The bibble............................