Can Christian's handle the truth?Submitted by FireTeamforFreedom on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 12:31
I thought this was an interesting article and probably even a more interesting book.
I'm sure it will be a interesting discussion.
In the Hollywood film "A Few Good Men," Jack Nicholson's character famously shouts, "You can't handle the truth!"
But in real life, when it comes to a brand-new probe about what the Bible actually contains, it seems readers are declaring they indeed can handle the truth, no matter how startling.
The average rating among reviewers on Amazon.com for "Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told" by WND executive news editor Joe Kovacs is five stars, the highest possible rank.
Just a few of the issues explored include:
The Bible doesn't say Jesus died on a Friday or rose at sunrise Sunday morning
No wise men at all visited baby Jesus in a Bethlehem manger. (They actually met Jesus for the first time in a house when he was a young child, not a babe in a manger)
The practice of decorating a tree with silver and gold is actually condemned by God
God never said "Let Me make man in My image"
"Easter" has vanished from the Bible, yet many Christians still revere the name of that ancient fertility goddess as something holy
God sought to kill Moses
Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not Jews
There were not just two of each animal aboard Noah's Ark
The Bible doesn't say Noah's Ark landed on "Mount Ararat"
Jesus did not come to make everyone understand His message
We don't claim to know everything... but we're not going to just sit in the corner when there are questions to be asked...