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  • Are you saying Magic doesnt exist??????????
  • Because the authors of the bible themselves are the witnesses of God's reality. That God is real and true living God. Can the author of harry potter prove the reality of that potter's magic?
  • Exactamundo, Southdc231!
  • Here we go again... http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/3874033
  • Agreed it is not proof. BTW Magic does exist, and I think we can all thank JK for that! LOL
  • In my experience, most people who believe in the Bible don't know the difference between "faith" and "proof". I actually got asked to leave a Bible class for asking too many questions about the things in the Bible. On the one hand they say you can find "faith" by reading the Bible, and on the other hand if you ask too many questions about it, you don't have any "faith".
  • Doesn't It?!?
  • They say it because history and the Bible sync up quite a lot. But i get your point.
  • there goes my faith in the easter bunny!
  • Tell you what... YOU believe what YOU want... And I'LL believe what I want. What does it matter to you what I or anyone else believes?
  • harry potter doesn't exist? what are you going to say next santa doesn't exist
  • And like saying that Doctor Who is proof that time travel exists or that Star Trek is proof that warp drive exists or that The West Wing is proof that conservative Democrats exist... The Bible is a wonderful piece of literature, but that's all it is.
  • Because it's the closest thing to evidence that Christians have that god exists. The only problem is, as you say, this does not count as proof because it's self-referential.
  • The Bible is not one book. The Bible is a library of 73 books (for Catholics) written by many authors over many centuries. We believe that these authors were inspired by God. With this as background, we can say that Bible predictions made in early books that have been fulfilled in later books and/or proven in nonbiblical sources are proofs that God exists. On the other hand, if one wishes to refuse that God exists then nothing can really convince him or her. With love in Christ.
  • This is the best question I've read in a while, I wish I had more points at my disposal because that's a fantastic and hilarious point. To be fair, though, the Bible is really all they have. It sounds way better to say "It's true, I read it in a book, so there!" than to say "Just because, okay?!"
  • First of all, the Bible is backed historically. There are a number of sources that confirm the facts of the Bible are true. The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus who wrote about 100 A.D. confirmed the life of Jesus. The Talmud (Jewish historical document that is extremely biased against Jesus) states: "we learn that Jesus was conceived out of wedlock, gathered disciples, made blasphemous claims about himself, and worked miracles, but these miracles are attributed to sorcery and not to God." The simple fact that Christianity lasted for all these centuries in spite of the extreme persecution it has dealt with should also be proof. All of the Apostles (except John) were martyred. Many of the early Christians also were martyred, look at the way the Romans fed them to the lions and pitted them with gladiators for their faith. Would you DIE for something that was questionable in your heart. Their deaths are recorded by a number of historical sources. Archaeology has yet to prove the Bible wrong about any of its information. The life of King Solomon, Pilate, and others as well as cities, and events have all been confirmed by Archaeological finds. Science is still out to lunch in proving the Bible wrong, though argued against for the last 100 years, Darwinian theory is still exactly that theory. No missing link has been found and for that matter, where is the missing link today? Why don't we see men coming from monkeys today, if evolution was true men would still be forming from monkeys. There are a number of arguments scientifically against evolution that don't even mention the Bible but that is another subject all together. Scientists themselves are at a point of moral dilemma over the teaching of evolution. “If living matter is not, then, caused by the interplay of atoms, natural forces and radiation, how has it come into being? There is another theory, now quite out of favor, which is based upon the ideas of Lamarck: that if an organism needs an improvement it will develop it, and transmit it to its progeny. I think, however, that we must go further than this and admit that the only acceptable explanation is creation. I know this is an anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject a theory that we do not like if the experimental evidence supports it.” Dr. H.S. Lipson F.R.S. Professor of Physics, Univ. of Manchester, UK, ‘A Physicist Looks at Evolution’, Physics Bulletin, 1980, vol. 31, p. 138. As to the fact that there is a God, that is evidenced in the very world around you. What are the odds of the things around us forming without Divine aid? The probability of evolution occurring is extremely low mathematically speaking. “Now imagine 10 to the fiftieth power blind persons [that’s 100,000 billion billion billion billion billion people-standing shoulder to shoulder, they would more than fill our entire planetary system] each with a scrambled Rubik cube and try to conceive of the chance of them all simultaneously arriving at the solved form. You then have the chance of arriving by random shuffling [random variation] of just one of the many biopolymers on which life depends. The notion that not only the biopolymers but the operating program of a living cell could be arrived at by chance in a primordial soup here on Earth is evidently nonsense of a high order.” Sir Fred Hoyle Professor of Astronomy at Cambridge University. If this isn't enough, there is plenty more out there, but you probably won't hear the facts anyway. The problem I have found is not the lack of facts, but the lack of willingness to receive the facts. If men believe the facts, then they are forced to make a choice about their sinfulness, because God condemns their sins. People don't want a God if He requires them to be saved and to live for Him. Instead we would rather, not believe in God and chance Him not being there to judge our sin. The problem here is that if you don't believe, it doesn't change the fact. If I don't believe in Mac trucks, doesn't change the fact it will run me over if I stand in the middle of the street. Even if you don't believe in God, you will still be held accountable to Him.
  • Whatever happened to "Faith", or at least the concept of it? "Faith" is believing in things not yet seen and allows one a fuller dimensional existence over living in a world where one believes only what can be irrefutably proved or disproved. Isn't is rather egocentric to deny everything that cannot, or has not, been concretely proved/disproved? Rather than simply accept or deny God's existence based solely on the Bible, take a look around you; you'll see that the Evolutionists as well as other scientists are discovering more concrete similarities in the Bible than ever before.
  • What does it matter to you if they choose to beleive in a god? Does it threaten you? Many people beleive in all kinds of things that are not backed up by proof.
  • People may say that the Bible is proof (and i agree)be cause the information that it contains. like the very fisrt statement... Gen 1:1 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (KJV) Man has proven that our planet had a beginning. our earth is spinning by what force? As the Bible says it man has proven that Life came in the same order. Can Something so orderly come by chance, and yet the order never change? Do research on life, and you'll find out that somthing had to start everything that exist came from the one that always existed. for help adl502@aol.com
  • There doesn't have to be proof in the Bible... The proof is found every day in the Excavations of the Egyptian pyramids... The oldest texts found are Egyptian and refer directly to the walk, purpose, teachings and life of Christ.
  • Well wasn't Harry Potter based on or inspired by actual witchcraft?
    • Creamcrackered
      alchemy
  • The Bible is presumed to be correct and are a collection of stories by witnesses. It is not always correct and everyone have different interpretations of it. What proof do you have that Christ exists? What proof is there besides the Bible (which are evidence written by witnesses themselves)?
  • Tell me God's Name, and I will be more inclined to believe there is a GOD. We get the word God from the Greek word, Theo. as in theology. The study of god. The fact that God is nameless makes me think that Christianity is FAKE. Jesus is Greek. and Christ is Greek. Therefore. Jesus Christ is just another one of the Greek Gods. And we know that the Greeks had many Gods. People will say Jehovah, Adonai and Yahweh are God's name. Then why even say the word God? No one says, Jehovah Loves You. Its always God God God. It is so wrong. and so FAKE!
  • magic doesnt exist then???
  • It's Christian circular logic. It goes something like this: I know god exists because the Buybull says so and the Buybull is true because it's the word of god. And you're supposed to drop your jaw, open your eyes wide, look stupid and go: "Wow! You're right, I never thought of it that way..."
  • The Bible is the proof. Over 2000 prophesies have been accomplished - correctly-. There are about 500 left to be happen. Out of the 2000, Jesus accomplished around 300. My 2 cents.
  • Wait a mo. Are you saying there aint no such thing as magic? Yeah, right, next thing I know you're gonna claim Big Foot is just a figment. And I KNOW Fig-mints exist , I just et one.
  • I don't know anything about harry potter and magic but I do know about God. God exists in the heart and soul of those who know him. If you know him, you know he exists. It is belief that there is this spirit within you. Some people call that something other than God, though the name is not what is important. The importance is that you know it and accept it.
  • They choose to beleive that shit. It's that simple. They put faith in a stupid book.
  • Hmmmm....I give you +5 for the logic of your statement. But the Bible isn't PROOF that God exists, and most Christians I know don't claim it as such. It is, however, put forth as containing EVIDENCE of God's existance, which is quite another thing altogether. One only believes in the existance of God as a personal act of faith, which is defined as belief in the absence of proof. Even Jesus acknowledged faith in the Bible. I suppose that there are others out there who insist on using the word "proof" in association with the Bible, though.
  • While I don’t entirely agree with your analogy, you’re totally right: the Bible doesn’t prove God exists any more than any other book proves He does or doesn’t exist. The Bible helps me know more about Him, but using circular logic as a supposed “proof” is just plain ignorant.
  • I agree, and that very belief has spawned more debates than politicians have opinions. Consider this. There is evil in this world. There is also good. There is a standard/rule/law to determine one from the other. A law needs to be enforced by an authority, and there is no greater authority to enforce it than God.
  • http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v22/i1/creation.asp
  • uh. well. any holy book itself isn't proof that God exists. i don't care which religion you refer to. maybe it's what's in it what it does to you personally what your personal logic is personal experience witness miracles . not everybody's going to believe in God and not everybody's going to believe in God the same way
  • Actually, it's more like saying Harry Potter books are proof that J.K. Rowling exists (and whoever was her ghostwriter for the last two books). But be that as it may ... What you have to understand is that believers actually encounter God through the text, and it quickly becomes like reading a love letter written just to you, and also reading amazing poetry with your beloved English professor standing over your shoulder discussing it with you and opening up its full meaning to you, and you to it. So for us, the Bible (or rather our experience with it) proves God's existance. Now, someone who expects that to convince or persuade someone who doesn't have that experience is like a music-lover trying to convey the beauty of a Mozart concerto to a tone-deaf rhinocerous. The rhino's just being a rhino, but the music-lover's being stupid.
  • Mmmmm because it was written by man. Someone who needed a purpose in life and choose to make an entity in which to believe in. It explains simple every day things to some peoples way of thinking. It doesnt explain life, science proves so differently unless days are different to god and if so DAMN! Either way, there is truth to all fiction, and dont believe everything you read. You will get told about all these different things, scriptures, yada yada ya..... the question is... what do you believe??????
  • God cannot be proven by physical or scientific means. Christians will almost always say that the Bible is proof that God exists because they take it by faith, just as I, a Christian, do. Can I prove beyond my faith that God exists? no I cannot nor will I even attempt to do so. I use to try but gave that up some time ago. The reason why I gave up trying to prove God's existence is because it's not my job to do so. I am commissioned by Jesus Christ to preach the Gospel to the lost not to prove God. That is a burden of proof that is not mine to carry.
  • Great analogy! I think both books are proof that people want the supernatural (whether it's God or magic) to exist. Christians are told they will go to hell if they don't believe, so they're scared to question their belief system. Also, in one of the books of Timothy, Paul claims that the Bible is authentic, and a lot of Christians think that this counts as evidence, even though if we found a piece of paper signed with DaVinci's name, we wouldn't know for sure if it is him. Christians have to disregard logic in order to make their belief system work.
  • The Talmud is not just "a Jewish historical document." It's a compendium of Jewish law (Mishnah) and discussions of law, ethics, philosophy, history, etc. And it isn't biased against Jesus. Much of it was written long before him.
  • What? Again? This is the 505th time this subject has been addressed: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1T4GGLR_en&q=site%3A+Answerbag.com%2Bgod%2Bevolution%2Bevidence&btnG=Search
  • You are living and you are in the form of God. That's God's form you have. Every next breath you take is a gift from God. Whether you use that breath to praise Him or blaspheme Him with it. God is a being more intelligent than anything else. He doesn't have to do parlor tricks or appear in a puff of smoke to prove Himself to worms like us. God doesn't reveal Himself to the hardened heart.
  • The Bible says that magic DOES exist...it is part of Satan's system... (Exodus 7:11) However, Phar′aoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers; and the magic-practicing priests of Egypt themselves also proceeded to do the same thing with their magic arts.
  • The Bible says that magic DOES exist... (Exodus 7:11) However, Phar′aoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers; and the magic-practicing priests of Egypt themselves also proceeded to do the same thing with their magic arts. MAGIC PRACTICING PRIESTS... (Leviticus 19:26) “‘YOU must eat nothing along with blood. “‘YOU must not look for omens, and YOU must not practice magic. (Deuteronomy 18:10) There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, (Deuteronomy 18:14) “For these nations whom you are dispossessing used to listen to those practicing magic and to those who divine; but as for you, Jehovah your God has not given you anything like this. (2 Kings 21:6) And he made his own son pass through the fire, and he practiced magic and looked for omens and made spirit mediums and professional foretellers of events. He did on a large scale what was bad in Jehovah’s eyes, to offend him. (2 Chronicles 33:6) And he himself made his own sons pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hin′nom, and practiced magic and used divination and practiced sorcery and made spiritistic mediums and professional foretellers of events. He did on a grand scale what was bad in the eyes of Jehovah, to offen (Isaiah 2:6) For you have forsaken your people, the house of Jacob. For they have become full of what is from the East, and they are practicers of magic like the Phi·lis′tines, and with the children of foreigners they abound. There are another dozen scriptures all saying the same thing...Magic is not acceptable to Jehovah God...If it did not exist, would He bother to warn us about it?
  • I would like to point out that I am not condemning the choosen 'god' based religions. I mearly pointing out something that has been a continuous part of my life. Every time I ask a question I am referred to the 'good' book. I am sorry but that doesn't mean anything to me. Refer me to the fact that I woke up this morning. Try a different approach. I have a chosen faith and does not follow christianity or god in the sense of christianity at all, but my chosen faith does tell me that i am not to condemn others who do not understand... but christians and people of a 'godly' faith do condemn outside religions. If i am not mistaken you are not supposed to condemn anyone... therefore when you do you are going against god... Sooo be nicer to people who don't believe the same as you. Its a personaly choice and WE are NOT you! YOU cannot SAVE us by means of GOD! In fact doing things such as persecution just reiterates into us more the fact that christianity is cruel and violent and not to be trusted. Now you may rip me to peices with your 'good' book warnings and your personal hatred against people who speak against what you believe. Oh and you won't change me.
  • We know that Harry Potter is fiction - ask anyone. JK Rowling never purports to say "this is all true". If you know that the Bible is fiction, then clearly you know that God does not exist. If the Bible is fiction, then another comparison may be fictional books based on truth, where truth and fiction are mixed together, and then the author purports the book to be true. Unfortunately the Bible's authors are all dead, and so we cannot ask them whether the words they wrote are fiction or true. So we have to decide for ourselves, unless we are prepared to find out if Paul, John, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Isaiah, Pilate, Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and many others existed or not rather than fictional characters. Good luck in your quest.
  • Usually because they are brainwashed/indoctrinated not to apply logic and/or common sense to their religious beliefs.
  • The reason I say that the Bible is proof that God exists is the very reason you're talking about the book has no entertainment value like Harry Potter novels and quite literally millions upon millions of people have tried to destroy it they've tried to burn it they tried to get it off of the shelf every way they could think of to get it off of the shelf. It's chronology is poorly arranged it's grammar is terrible it's story is shocking and rather boring! Yet despite all of this the Bible is still the most widely distributed best sold book in the entire world. There's got to be something more than man keeping this book alive. Books vanish off of the shelf in a few years there are popularity goes away the epic of Gilgamesh it's still out there but it's not one of the best selling books in the world. Dante's inferno and Shakespeare they're all but obsolete and they have far better entertainment value than the Bible. They're simply has to be something more than man that's keeping this book alive!
  • Let me tell you why the Bible is proof that God exists there's plenty of people like you out there that hate the Bible and God they've been trying for the last 7,000 years to get the written word of God burned up in the fire taken off the market disparaged and made a fool of. Despite all of your best efforts the Bible is the number one most popular book on the face of planet Earth the most widely sold book on the face of planet Earth the most distributed book on the face of planet Earth. The Bible doesn't have much redeeming value as an exciting novel like that Harry Potter book that you mentioned. But a few hundred years from now Harry Potter will be long forgotten. Is that Bible it'll still be here and there will still be people like you out there that want to see it gone,! You know why you can't get rid of that Bible? Because what's written inside of it is actually true it's the word of God and the Bible is God's way of laughing right in the face of those that think that they can take away the word of God. It's God's way of grabbing the dog by the scruff of the neck and shoving the dog's nose in his own crap! And truly friend if you are a person that opposes God and his word and thinks that the Bible is not God's word I hope you feel like that dog that gets its nose pushed in the pile of poop over and over! Until you come to the realization you're dealing with the word of God here like it or not and there's nothing that you or any of your friends can do about it
  • 6000 people heard God at Mt Sinai.
  • The bible is a spiritual teaching. If someone wanted you to look at the moon, would they look at your finger or where the finger was pointing? For example: A brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. It is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision. It is the most complex organ in a vertebrate's body. In a human, the cerebral cortex contains approximately 14–16 billion neurons, and the estimated number of neurons in the cerebellum is 55–70 billion. Each neuron is connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. These neurons typically communicate with one another by means of long fibers called axons, which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body targeting specific recipient cells. Compared to:- A sheep found a hole in the fence and crept through it. He wandered far and could not find his way back. And then he realised that he was being followed by a wolf. He ran, and ran, but the wolf kept chasing him, until the shepherd rescued him and carried him lovingly back to the fold. And in spite of everyone’s advice the shepherd refused to nail up the hole in the fence. The Water:- God warned the people of an earthquake that would swallow up the waters of the land. The water that replaced them would make everyone insane. Only the prophet took God seriously. He saved up a supply of water in his mountain cave to last him until he died. Sure enough, the earthquake came, the water vanished and new water filled the streams and lakes and rivers. A few months later the prophet came down to the plains. Everyone had indeed gone mad, and attacked him, for they thought it was he who was insane. So the prophet went back to his mountain cave, glad for the water he had saved. But he could not bear his loneliness so he went down to the plains once more. Again he was rejected by the people for he was so unlike them. The prophet then succumbed. He threw away the water he had saved, drank the new water with the people and became one with them in their insanity. The Devil and His Friend:- The devil went for a walk with his friend. They saw a man ahead of them stoop down and pick up something from the ground. “What did that man find?” asked the friend. “A piece of Truth,” said the devil. “Doesn’t that disturb you?” asked the friend. “No,” said the devil, “I shall let him make a belief out of it.” As for Harry Potter, there actually is a lot of alchemy in the films, which is what the elite and the kabbalists know, the philosophers stone, the Great Work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=361&v=8uxDzLv8hqA&feature=emb_title And as for magic, it is about what we say, for words create vibrations and energy, and magic is the direction of energy. The English language has a lot of double speak, or double meanings with words. We go to school to learn to speak and spell, and so we can write sentences, same thing you serve in prison. Magic is also used in symbols. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUhgNXuAKa8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQW_tc0d6M They are not called programs for nothing. Nikola Tesla said “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Genesis:- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light, “and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. John :- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. We create as God creates. This is why Jesus was not concerned with what goes into our mouths, but what comes out of them, for it defiles us, and can lead to our own death. This is why the bible tells us not to curse.
  • Both Harry Potter and the Bible are pure fiction.
  • One thing that sets mankind apart from the animals is that mankind was endowed with the power of abstract thought. He has the ability to make rational decisions based on logical thinking. Having said that, it doesn't really matter whether proof exists or not. The logical thing to do is to believe anyway - if you're wrong, it won't matter. On the contrary, if a non-believer is wrong, he'll regret it for a long, long time.
  • Will you believe when you see Babylon rebuilt? The Bible is a message that is clearly beyond our time domain declaring the end from the beginning. The whole history of the nation of Israel is given before it has happened in Deuteronomy. The prophets expand on this that the nation would be taken away and that the land would lay desolate. Read what Mark Twain describes the land. Also that after this the people would return to the land and it would again begin to flurish. Ezekiel very accurately predicts the rebirth of Israel in 1948. https://ltfmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Ezekiels-prophecy-of-1948.pdf The Christian Gospel is contained in the geneology of Noah in Genesis, do you really believe that this came from the minds of ancient Jewish mystics? https://www.khouse.org/articles/1996/44/ There is far more to write about but what good would it do? I challenge you to look into these things for yourself and to learn what you will discover. Something else you may find very intersting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7_QhwtdTqQ&t=481s
    • Linus van Pelt
      Proverbs 25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

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