December 31, 2014
The Bible spans a period of 4000 years of world history. The Bible was written by many human authors, yet it is one book in theme, consistent throughout. The Bible was written 2000 years ago, yet it has been repeatedly proven accurate, and is still relevant today. (Scientific “facts” have come and gone.) The Bible is the world’s most widely distributed book. 2.5 billion copies were distributed between 1815 and 1975. The Bible was the first book to be printed mechanically (Gutenberg Press). Portions of the Bible have been translated in over 1000 languages. The Bible has contributed to changed lives of countless individuals and nations.
Can the above justifications tell the completeness and perfection of the Bible which billions of followers and people in the world follow and strictly adhere? NOT. Age is not requirement since the Books of Buddhism and Hinduism are much older than the Bible. Widely distribution is not criterion since many books have been distributed and in fact translated in every language. Number of followers is not prerequisite since there are other causes who have numerous followers.
Human history state that Lucy is aged more than 3.5 millions of age. What was the book of guidance which humanity used to practice and follow before 4000 years ago is not answered in the Bible. The rational and logical quest people have in terms of creation theory in which it states that on the second day the creation of day and night comes to being while the Sun was created on the fourth day is still left unanswered and put the book in the doubts in the minds of thinking people except few justifications are delivered by its advocators since they have deep sense of belonging which sound unacceptable, and the book somehow has illogical presentation and is not fully convincing since people cannot separate presence and absence of the sun with day and night and they ask, how come the source is created later than the effect, which make e book irrational, traditional and illogical?
Accordingly one clicks to one’s mind that there are two fundamentally basic factors that significantly contribute to its success. The first one is the human ignorance since many people cannot go far beyond what is written in the Bible, due to fear that can come about as result of such deviation in which people are stigmatized and discriminated as result of their act of deviance; and they cannot question and rationalize many aspects of life and concepts of the world due to their limitation in thinking and understanding which they have to date.
The second one is the time factor in which the Bible was introduced as there was no such competitors in the thinking world and it excelled those who did exist at that given time. However, it faces all kinds of positions and resistance in these very days since objective reality is telling something in this world even if fanaticism and fundamentalism of what the followers are reflecting in everywhere, but many people start questioning its completeness, accuracy and conformity with objective reality.
Whatever number of followers it contains and all kinds of justifications are delivered in testifying its truthiness and completeness, reality makes many people to doubt and ask all kind of questions which is reflected as result of many thousands sects and different tags of followers created under one given book, who cannot sit and discuss issues and matters, in together, related to the subject matter raised in the book and consequently the book becomes causes of confusions and contradictions in the world.
The Bible spans a period of 4000 years of world history. The Bible was written by many human authors, yet it is one book in theme, consistent throughout. The Bible was written 2000 years ago, yet it has been repeatedly proven accurate, and is still relevant today. Accuracy and relevance are not reflected in being cause of contradiction, confusion, divisions and dissension and other aspects which we see in today. If it is accurate, there is no sect and dissents amongst such numerous followers in the world. If it is relevant, people will not raise doubts in many aspects and start asking and they in fact prefer to live without God and religion as well.
Although the Book has contributed great deal in the spiritual advancement and development of human society in past and to date, it is good time by now to reflect on the far reaching consequence it is going to deliver due to the signs and symptoms it is having and showing on the present day society, and people should ask and contemplate, where are we heading and what we should look like after few decades if the present signs of decomposition are getting worse is good point people should consider before the worse is going to come.
One of the things people should consider in here is that they need to contemplate and meditate on the endless and unfulfilled promises which people do and live by waiting years and centuries under the cover—promise, faith and hope—which sound bit tricky and deceiving and such way of life give an opportunity to few and prominent figures to play the game of corruption in the foolishness of the mass in which they take advantage of their personal benefits and selfish desires at the expense of the stupidity of the mass. This needs a revision.