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  • An archaic, allegedly self-fulfilling book of fantastical narratives and prophecies; based on some factual events, but with many overwhelmingly fictitious interpretations and exaggerations.
  • Mostly fiction, and a lot of borrowed stuff (Noah's Ark, Book of Job).
  • Fiction http://www.thebricktestament.com/
  • I say fiction.
  • There is no right or wrong answer here..it all comes down to what you believe. Whether it is or isn't cannot be stated as absolute fact either way. It contains parts which are fiction..parables and such, to better illustrate the lesson that is being taught. But it is my BELIEF that the Bible, for the most part, is non-fiction.
  • fiction, a collaboration of various pagan stories from earlier cultures.
  • non-fiction. the truth, the truth,and nothing but the truth.
  • Why limit yourself. I read all three.
  • Fact. But just saying so means nothing. So why call it fact? When you compare the historical secular record to the historical Biblical record, we find amazing agreement. Additionally the Dead Sea Scrolls have shown that the reproductive consistency of the bible over the past 2 thousand years has been reliable and accurate despite a multitude of attempts to destroy it. In recent years archeological evidence of bible locations thought to be wrong or made up have proven to be incredibly accurate. In the past year, new finds that predate the dead sea scrolls by nearly a thousand years are substantiating the existence of King David. We also have the accounts by other ancient civilizations of events mentioned in the Old Testament with similar or identical descriptions. Ultimately, even though we can prove the human history in the bible, the Divine will be a matter of faith at least until all of the prophecy of the bible has come to pass.
  • Allegory.
  • There are more things Horatio than are dreamt in your philosophy. And, please don't interpret the question for me, I'm really intelligent, I never lie, and I am always right.
  • If there was a REAL GOD the bible would be totally non-fiction but it would have to be re-written so that it makes sense and be more plain to understand and not be the cause of so much controversy over whose interpretation is 'correct'.
  • overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. ...” (1 Chr: 21-11, 12) You see the great difference between the two passages telling about the same event in a book which is claimed to be the Word of Allah. Which one of them shall we believe? Does Allâhu ta’âlâ make two contradictory statements? The discrepancies between the various books in the Holy Bible are so numerous that an account of them would make a huge book. In this text we shall give a few other examples in order to help our readers to develop an idea about the matter: “And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Sho’bach the captain of their host, who died there.” (II Sam: 10-18) “But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Sho’phach the captain of the host.” (I Chr: 19- 18) The same battle is related in two different ways in two different places. The number of chariots, which is seven hundred in the former, is multiplied by ten and becomes seven thousand in the latter. The forty thousand horsemen slain according to one of the books is changed to the same number of footmen in the other
  • it's all fiction...if you read about other gods like Horus it's the SAME exact story. Paul who spread the word of god only knew of the crucifixion and resurrection of christ and nothing about the miracles or any other thing christ did. Paul doesn't even place those events on earth. it says to some point that if Jesus was on earth everything would have been different.
  • Gods word.
  • Fiction, sometimes based on non-fiction, with heavy borrowings from other fiction.
  • fiction ! lies ! but passed off as true .
  • A bit of both and filled with truth. The Bible is a collection of many writings by many authors over a period of hundreds of years. There are stories, histories, biographies and letters and political commentary. There are songs, poems, wise sayings, laws, and commandments. There are lessons about life and love and God. Jews believe the authors of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) were inspired by God. Christians believe the authors of both the Old and New Testament were inspired by God. The Bible's primary purpose is to teach us the truth about God and His (or Her) love for us, not to teach facts about history or science. All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 105 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect1chpt2.shtml With love in Christ.
  • A bit of non-fiction, but mostly fiction. Much of that was plagiarized too.
  • A combination of both.
  • the bible is 99% complete FICTION!!! no one could 'prove' the bible wrong to you, "god's girl". in your peanut brain you've allowed your upbringing to keep you from using reason to realize that if god were as wise and all-powerful as the bible says, he would never have "written" a book in its totality like the bible. the funny thing these days is that while hardcore christians say the bible is the abslute law of the universe, today they pick and choose which laws they would like to follow. do any of them stone their children for being disobedient? no. at least probably not. do any of them kill their brothers-in-law for saying, 'come, let us go and worship other gods.'? in places like afghanistan maybe. most places though, no. because we know these things are wrong even though the bible COMMANDS US TO DO THESE THINGS. then christians say stupid things like "well u just don't understand god like i do" or "it doesn't really mean to kill him, you're just misinterpreting the language." yea, whatever. i'd respect you more if you followed the bible completely and down to a T than if you followed some and ignored the rest. the god who wrote the bible is obviously in dire need of an editor, and i would never worhip a god that commanded me to stone my son or daughter because they stole a cookie from the cookie jar. anyone who truly believes the bible as the word of god either a) hasn't really read the bible (i'd nominate this most likely) or b) is a FUCKING DUMBSHIT.

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