Rabu, 24 April 2013

What if the Bible was Fiction?

What if the Bible was Fiction?

If you are a blogger, one of the keys to getting more traffic and readers is getting other bloggers to mention you and your blog on their websites. There are numerous ways of doing this, such as commenting on people’s blogs, writing Guest Posts, and joining blogchains and Synchroblogs.
My favorite Synchroblog is found at synchroblog.wordpress.com, and I participate every single month. This month’s topic looks particularly interesting, and I invite all bloggers to join in.
Here are the steps:
  1. Write a post about the topic by April 16th.
  2. Put up a link to your post on the Synchroblog website.
  3. When the link list is published, add it to your post.
  4. Interact with the other writers on their posts.
It’s that simple!
What? You don’t have a blog yet? Yikes! Start one today!
Here is why I am inviting you to participate this month. The topic is…

What if the Bible is a Myth?

Bible FictionHere is the description:
When I was young, I loved to play the ‘what if’ game.  It went like this:  I would imagine an unlikely scenario and present it to my mother to find out what she thought.  Since I had an active imagination, I engaged in this til I drove her to distraction and she would declare, “No more ‘what ifs’!!”  Now that I’m older, I’ve discovered there is a whole group of people who play the ‘what if’ game.  They’re called philosophers!
This month we invite you to play the ‘what if’ game with us.  Try to imagine that some or all of the Bible narrative is not necessarily true history, but is myth of one sort or another.  What sort of effect would that knowledge have on your faith?  What effect might it have on the larger church?  How would it change you?  Would it change you and how you view the world?
We recognize that this might make some or all of you uncomfortable and while we recognize the struggle involved with that sort of discomfort, please feel free to blog about that fact as well.  The ‘what if’ game can involve some prickly feelings and we welcome that as well.
I do not believe the Bible is a myth. To the contrary, I believe in the Bible is inerrant and historically accurate. However, I am excited to write about this topic as it is of particular interest to me, and I have written on the subject before.
If this topic interests you as well, make sure you join us for this month’s sychroblog! I am excited to read what you write.

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