Sometimes, you get lucky, twice.

  1. AlephZero

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  3. Pengwuino

    Pengwuino 6,942
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    You know what they say about a broken clock...
  4. prophecy is just a lucky guess. one of the best is the one in the bible about egypt never being a great nation again. i had once thought that prophets were some how recieving messages at key times in history from the future. like us sending info back to avoid a certain doom or what not.
  5. The prophecy in Ezekiel 29 about Egypt being completely uninhabited for 40 years is indeed an excellent example of the Bible being flat wrong.
  6. russ_watters

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    ...and an example of how a shrewd believer can turn being flat wrong into a successful prediction!
  7. Hold on a second.
    The Bible is a collection of writings.

    To say that all of it is wrong because there is an error in one is exactly like suggesting that an error in a modern history book automatically invalidates everything else it says.
    Or that a mistake in a math book means that the entire book has to be wrong.
    Or that a misspelling in a dictionary portends that the entire dictionary is bunk.

    That type of "error-branding" is precisely what conspiracy theorist do: They find one thing wrong and declare that all must be wrong.
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