Originally Posted by AugustSKY
What do you mean by 'Christians' having or following books from another religion? Are you referring to like the book of Mormon and those types of text? I do agree that the huge majority of pastors/priests refuse to regard all of the bible even to the point where something will be clear as day and they'll find a way to turn it around and say it means something else.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean here. The bible may have been translated for people of other countries to read, but the manuscripts and dead sea scrolls are available for anyone to go back to at any time.
I'm not sure what you mean by pointing out obvious problems either. Care to elaborate?
Considering it is the word of God, I'd assume there are none.
The other book I was referring to was the old testament; this is the book of Judaism, and clashes with the teachings of Jesus in countless ways.
As for the obvious problems, the easy ones to spot come from the multiple different "first hand" accounts of the life of Jesus. They just don't match up...if any of them are accurate, then the rest are wrong.
As for the translations, people read them and try to read between the lines as if the author had hidden secret messages inside the text...but the authors didn't speak english, and if there were any secret messages there, they were lost in translation. The people who do this never try to read between the lines of the originals because they can't read anything other than english...and given their lack of reasoning, it is reasonable to assume that just being able to read english was a huge battle for them.
These people even call Jesus, "The Messiah"...so either they think he is a warmonger sent by god to kill everyone who wasn't Jewish, or they have no idea what Messiah means.