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Do any of the atheists reading this question own a Bible and read
Now watch the Christers go, "Aha... that's why you're an atheist. All
you have to do is read it." (Steve Knight #855)
- I own (and have read more than once) a King James Version of the
Bible. It's on my bookshelf where it belongs, between Bullfinch's
Mythology and Homer's Iliad. (April #1723
- I have read all of the Protestant version of the book-o-blood.
I'm currently working on reading the Catholic version. Quite a good
textbook of the Catholic version of the xian delusion. (Nemo #1431)
- Yep, an RSV and a Gideons. The former from school and the later from
a work colleague.
I've read most of the RSV - that's how I became an atheist. I occasionally
pick it up and have a browse, but the more I read, the less comfortable
I am about those who believe it. (Sleepalot #1385)
- There are a couple of them in the house, even an NT, as well as a book
of mormon. Do I read it? No.
If there's something I want to look up, I utilize a search engine and then
read the chapter. (Stoney #9)
- I downloaded the Bible from some e-lit website and have used it when
looking into some claim or other made on this newsgroup (usually by
theists). It is handy to be able to search on a particular word. Do you
know where the word "Lucifer" occurs in the Bible? Does the word "Satan"?
etc. (red foster)
- I probably own four or five, but I don't read them much any more. I
prefer to spend my reading time either on entertainment or enrichment,
and I'm afraid that the bible rates pretty low on both scales for me.
(Eric Gunnerson #31)
- The one I own was given to my mother on her wedding. Even then, she
was an atheist. I've tried to read it, but it makes me quite groggy. Not
nearly as entertaining as the greek myths. I finally made it through
Genesis about a month ago, and haven't touched it since. (Decimal #482)
- I do have a book of Bible stories given to my daughter, and she
sometimes asks me to read from it. The stories are very peculiar, since
they are short and stick to the bones of what's in the Bible. As a result,
they are amazingly violent. (Niall McAuley #36)
- Nope, don't personally own one, though I always have had access to
one (either when I lived with my parents, or currently, my wife has one,
and I also have a searchable website bookmarked). The last one that was
"mine" was one I had until about 28 or so years ago when I disposed of
it, several years after becoming an atheist (it's not even good fiction,
so I saw no reason to keep it around).
Other than reading/searching for certain passages for knowledge/argument
sake, I haven't read great lengths of it for 30 years, when it helped me
become an atheist. (Keith Brannen #713)
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