Interesting response project. In the end faith must be accepted with one’s spirit which often answers the legitimate questions of the mind.

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The folks at Project Reason have created the striking poster above as a visual for what they claim are 439 contradictions found in the bible. The full poster can be downloaded free here. As impressive as the visual is, the list is a little underwhelming. Some of the contradictions are mere semantics and many others are easily explained. There are even a few duplicates and typos. However, some of the examples do offer difficult solutions with profound theological implications.

In the poster each chapter in the bible is represented by a white line whose length correlates with the length of the chapter. The red lines connect chapters that appear to offer contradictions. Of course, depending on ones view of scripture and hermeneutical framework this may or may not seem like a very big deal. But in my mind this is important. I recognize that there are problematic passages…

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  1. Al D. March 10, 2012 / 12:59 PM

    I think you are right, Talon. The atheists and other doubters love to point to these supposed contradictions to bolster their weak case, but that’s a trivial argument anyway.

    God is the author of truth, and truth is consistent and immutable. Contradictions are based on falsehood, and Satan is the author of falsehood. Therefore, contradictions are evidence of Satan’s handywork. I believe that the perceived contradictions in the scripture can be attributed to language inaccuracies, mistranslations, misinterpretations on the part of the translators and the readers, and sometimes outright deceit or evil intentions on the part of the early Church of Rome which determined which writings would enter the official Biblical Canon. I believe that an accurately translated and understood scripture can contain no contradictions.

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