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Author Topic:   Why, if god limited man's life to 120 years, did people live longer?
nick4693
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Message 172 of 230 (513011)
06-23-2009 8:50 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by doctrbill
12-05-2002 10:07 PM


Various Bible translations
DB replied to Stickman: You didn't mention which translation you were quoting; and that, my friend, can make all the difference in the world. Check out these two alternatives:
"Then the LORD said, My Spirit shall not forever remain in man since he has gone astray; he is flesh, I will allow him another one hundred and twenty years." Modern Language Bible (formerly known as The Berkeley Version)
"Then Jehovah said, 'My Spirit must not forever be disgraced in man, wholly evil as he is. I will give him 120 years to mend his ways.'" Living Bible
I take acception to DB's reply concerning translations of "God's" limit placed upon man's lifespan.
The second quote above is a bit of a stretch from the first and others, and seriously implies interpolation.
In other words, DB's claim suggests that the statement 120 years is meaningless because, being determined by each person's age, "another 120 years" means various age limits to different people.
I can understand minor mistakes in translation, but some Bibles are so wide of the mark, it is patently clear they are simply proselytizing a preconceived agenda devoid of logic and reason.
The fact remains that many have survived the 120 barrier, both biblical characters and actual people.
Not that I believe anything in the Bible, other than a few correct geographical locations and a few reigns.
Given the errors, contradictions, falsities and downright wrong information contained in the Bible (supposedly inspired by a god), it is nothing less than hogwash, really, promulgated for the sole purpose of CONTROL!

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nick4693
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Message 174 of 230 (513017)
06-24-2009 1:20 AM
Reply to: Message 173 by doctrbill
06-23-2009 10:09 PM


Re: Various Bible translations
To DB;
Many thanks for the warm welcome!
As I said, and I'm sure that many are aware of this, there are many interpolations contained in the Bible entered by overzealous scribes with an agenda, that one is left wondering what the original documents actually stated.
But, I am an avowed unbeliever, especially since that horrific tsunami in SE Asia on December 26, 2004 -- my epiphany -- which opened my eyes, and I came out of the closet of doubt and made a firm stand.
Up until that time, I had been a fence-straddler. No more!
I seriously studied and researched religion -- mainly christianity, because I was born into a christian family -- reading the Bible from cover-to-cover, though I cannot quote chapter and verse on every subject it contains. My conclusion was that ALL religions, bar none, are simply cults. Actually, there is one exception -- Islam, which is an ideology, and more closely resembles a terrorist organization, which is not surprising, given its start as one back around 610 CE.
Now, I, too, have an agenda, and proselytize against religion -- not just christianity -- every chance I get.
Of one thing I am sure -- there are a lot of gullible people out there, who will accept and believe anything if it makes them feel good.
There are so many anomalies in the Bible that quoting from it, as christians are wont to do, simply places them in a very weakened position.
The 120-year subject, of course, is really neither here nor there, given the other more important blatant errors contained within its pages, that can be used to discredit this spurious compendium.
Thanks again!
Nick
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Blank lines.

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nick4693
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Message 175 of 230 (513019)
06-24-2009 1:31 AM
Reply to: Message 173 by doctrbill
06-23-2009 10:09 PM


Re: Various Bible translations
DB;
Don't know how I came to write the word "acception" instead of "exception" in my posting. Apologies!
Must have been one of those overzealous scribes putting in his two cents' worth.
Nick

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