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>IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND, MATE. THE BIBLE IS A FIFTH TRUE, BUT HAS A LOT OF MADE UP INFO ADDED.
Feels like you're trying to troll a religious fundamentalist here. The history of the books within the bible is pretty interesting, and well documented. We can tell which versions are more or less accurate by earlier versions and reading between translations. Many of the stories, in Genesis especially, predate ancient Egypt. As to what is and is not true, the closer you get to the start of the book, the less physical evidence we have for the events. A lot of the physical proof we have for tribes and kingdoms mentioned within the bible have been imbued with mythology and legends that have existed for millennia.
At Catholics schools, (at least for me and my kids) we're not taught to take to the bible with the use of the scientific method, measuring what is materially true. Just like you wouldn't go to the theater to watch a group of actors act out a text book on how to code in basic. It's philosophical and theological, mythology and legend set an example. The parables of Christ function as a puzzles for us to learn from.
Take one of Aesop's fables, the moral of the story in that image is that in failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. A basic story with a basic message. I don't think that grasshoppers can play the violin, but I can extract the truth from the fictional fable. This is a simple example, parables in the bible are a lot more dense and harder to figure out.
>YOU EVEN HAVE NEWER VERSION TO FIT WITH THE TIMES FOR PROTESTANTS, AND YOU HAVE THE POPE WATERING DOWN THE SCRIPTURES TO APPEAL TO OUR "REFINED" MORALITY.
Yes, anyone can found a church. There are many sects within the religion of Christianity. Bible scholars contend over what books they believe to be relevant and irrelevant. Protestant bibles don't contain the deuterocanonical books for example. Jews don't consider Christ to be a prophet so there's no New Testament. Pope Francis is not considered a pope by many, and he's clearly trying to appeal to a demographic that aren't interested.
>I MEAN, DO YOU AGREE WITH THE VERSES THAT STATE THAT HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE PUT TO THE DEATH (IF THEY ACT ON IT)?
No, this is not a Catholic teaching, or even a Christian one. The teachings in the new testament hold authority over the sins committed by the prophets in the old testament in the eyes of Christians. The old testament gives context to the new testament. Jesus was the prophet that the Jews had been waiting for, he dies for their sins, this is basic stuff if you learn a little about the religion. The anti gay thing and the slavery arguments that are often made display ignorance more than anything else.
>ANYWAY, IT IS TOO LATE, YOU CAN'T GO BACK NOW. SINCE JESUS SPOKE ARAMAIC/HEBREW, AND THE FIRST SCRIPTURES WERE IN THAT LANGUAGE. YOUR LATIN SCRIPTURES ARE STILL AS BAD AS ANY MIS-TRANSLATED VERSIONS OF YOUR BIBLE.
At no point was I trying to be a pedant over bible translations. I was claiming that Pope Francis himself, as a living man, was mistranslated. He said something in Spanish, and some claimed he was misrepresented in English by publications. Or at least that's what I read. Scroll over my comments again, you're not paying attention to what I'm actually saying. The English Standard version of the bible is a good version, in plain English. Many protestants read from it.
>YOU GOT THE ORDER WRONG. IT IS FROM THE LONGEST TO THE SHORTEST.
Obvious trolling aside, the order of the books, and the stories within the books, is something that the Hebrews took a lot of care in crafting together, It's pretty interesting. The Tanakh, or the Old Testament as part of the Catholic bible, is the most read and published text in human history. It's a collection of many books from different geographical locations and time periods telling a consistent story throughout. There are many literary narratives carefully woven together by the Israelite tribes and when the stories are changed in anyway it breaks the patterns. Look into 'flood myth' one example of many, this is the most obvious one in the bible, reoccurring time and time again as a warning. This is something that scholars will debate and argue over to no end.