I have always wondered how can anyone read the Bible and not get a headache from all the errors and contradictions, let alone still believe in Christianity (or Judaism for that matter).
And it’s not just about different books in the Bible contradicting each other. Take a look at the story of Jesus and the Short-Term Memory Loss, for example. You’ll find it in the Gospel according to John, but I’ve put together a quick comic to save you the trouble.
(Read about how I found out about this story below)
Stocked up with a little packet of pain-killer tablets, I’ve just started reading biblical scholar Bart D. Ehrman’s latest book called Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them).
As you may know, Bart D. Ehrman was a passionate and committed Evangelical Christian who began to lose his faith while studying the original Greek and Hebrew Bible texts at Princeton Teological Seminary.
Anyway, I’m still only on the first chapter, and thoroughly enjoying it. No sign of any headaches yet! I guess that Prof. Ehrman’s easy writing style and the sheer funniness of it all has mitigated the expected negative effects.
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