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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    The recent article I read was an apology b/c it was a mistake by one of their distributors!

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It is fiction.

    Look, I'm tired of people being all PC about this. Tiptoeing around the poor, persecuted Christians. As if they're made of glass and can't take anything that might be construed as negative about their religion.

    It's not even negative. Look, Christians: there wasn't a guy who put two of every animal species on a boat during a global flood. The earth wasn't created in six days. The earth isn't flat. This is just reality. It's not an insult to your whole religion for me to say that. And you know what? Every Christian I've ever met is enough of an adult to hear me say that and not fall apart.
    I have to agree with most of this except for the PC part,

    Christians are wrong about many things but right about being bashed a lot. It is in fact PC to say insulting and demeaning things about them, and I see no one tiptoeing around their feeling but quite the opposite.

    For some reason they are the only religion that people can criticize, or make fun of, or insult. It is all the other faiths that get some sort of PC protection.

    As for this whole minor controversy if I owned and ran the store I would probably be tempted to put the bible in the fiction category as well. The only thing stopping me would be good business sense if I knew many of my customers are christians. Make em happy and pretend it's an accurate book put it in the non fiction section and be done with it. In the end your just welcoming their dollars not their religion.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    Christians are wrong about many things but right about being bashed a lot. It is in fact PC to say insulting and demeaning things about them, and I see no one tiptoeing around their feeling but quite the opposite.For some reason they are the only religion that people can criticize, or make fun of, or insult. It is all the other faiths that get some sort of PC protection.
    Oddly enough it is often those who attack Christians who are the first to defend Muslims, despite frequently claiming not to be religious.

    As for this whole minor controversy if I owned and ran the store I would probably be tempted to put the bible in the fiction category as well. The only thing stopping me would be good business sense if I knew many of my customers are christians. Make em happy and pretend it's an accurate book put it in the non fiction section and be done with it. In the end your just welcoming their dollars not their religion.
    If they don't have a Philosophy section they should establish one. Christians around the world are suffering a great deal more than this minor incidence but maybe they should be making their complaints heard more frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yes, a person named Jesus existed. Even the Muslims agree that Jesus existed.
    That isn't proof that he existed just evidence that they believe the same stories...
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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Soupnazi630 View Post
    For some reason they are the only religion that people can criticize, or make fun of, or insult. It is all the other faiths that get some sort of PC protection.
    Same thing goes with white people and race...
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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Scientists have held many false beliefs throughout the ages while history is seldom objective. Many different conclusions are drawn from the same event.
    Science is a learning proposition, it changes it's position as we learn more. Religion never changes it's position, even when it's demonstrably wrong. Guess which side I think is better.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Except for Matthew and John, for example, yet you conveniently don't trust them.
    None of the gospels including those are contemporary eith the time of Jesus.

    The earlist versions we know of were written many decades after the time of Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Same thing goes with white people and race...
    Yes, old Black people are wise, old Indian men are wise, old Oriental men are wise but old White men are just disposable.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Science is a learning proposition, it changes it's position as we learn more. Religion never changes it's position, even when it's demonstrably wrong. Guess which side I think is better.
    But religion does change, and we have seen that repeatedly throughout history.. Many just ignore the Old Testament because of some of the ridiculous preachings in there, and there have often been many breakaways and new denominations within the Christian Church. The same is true of Islam and many other religions.

    Scientific theories also come and go.

    There is no reason why science and religion can't live together. In fact both have often relied on faith.

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    Re: Costco labels bibles "Fiction"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That isn't proof that he existed just evidence that they believe the same stories...
    We can cast doubt on the history of many people in previous times but what is important is their teachings. Can we learn from them, can we understand better the string of thought between ancient man and ourselves to better understand our own humanity? If we want to debate whether Plato, for example, really existed rather than to read and debate what is claimed he has said, rather misses the point.

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