Difference between revisions of "Skeptics Annotated Bible"

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(See also)
(Contents)
Line 2: Line 2:
  
 
== Contents ==
 
== Contents ==
The ''Skeptics Annotated Bible'' contains the text of the Bible (King James version), with comments alongside many of the Bible verses. Most of these comments are designed to draw attention to alleged absurdities and inconsistencies in the text, according to the viewpoint of the authors.  The areas of perceived difficulties are broken down into various 'tags'.  There is also an index by topic that only shows selected verses also designed to be inflammatory.
+
The ''Skeptics Annotated Bible'' contains the text of the Bible (King James version), with comments alongside many of the Bible verses. Most of these comments are designed to draw attention to alleged absurdities and inconsistencies in the text, according to the viewpoint of the authors.  The areas of perceived difficulties are broken down into various 'tags'.  There is also an index by topic that only shows selected verses also designed to be inflammatory. Each comment or flag of a particular passage is not designed to simply ridicule but to reinforce the simple statement of "if this book is the spoken word of God, would this be in it?". Criticism of this book point to the pithiness of each comment and alledged "misunderstanding of culture" though such criticisms are clearly from a critic who has not viewed the site.
  
 
==Refutation==
 
==Refutation==

Revision as of 21:06, 23 June 2008

The Skeptics Annotated Bible is an online text of the Bible containing annotations intended for for skeptics and atheists. It is edited by Steve Wells, and also contains an annotated Quran and Book of Mormon.

Contents

The Skeptics Annotated Bible contains the text of the Bible (King James version), with comments alongside many of the Bible verses. Most of these comments are designed to draw attention to alleged absurdities and inconsistencies in the text, according to the viewpoint of the authors. The areas of perceived difficulties are broken down into various 'tags'. There is also an index by topic that only shows selected verses also designed to be inflammatory. Each comment or flag of a particular passage is not designed to simply ridicule but to reinforce the simple statement of "if this book is the spoken word of God, would this be in it?". Criticism of this book point to the pithiness of each comment and alledged "misunderstanding of culture" though such criticisms are clearly from a critic who has not viewed the site.

Refutation

The founder of Christian apologetics site Tektonics has described the quality of argument of the Skeptics Annotated Bible (SAB) as follows:

Editorial commentary in the form of pictures and one-sentence comments are not arguments. SAB is the internet equivalent to a brick wall scribbled with graffiti, or arguing by saying, "nanny nanny boo boo." It performs no analysis of the social background, the literary data, or context. It is merely "instant reaction" from angry Skeptics, and that sort of arguing isn't arguing at all. ... By estimate perhaps 40-50% of SAB's comments are either "argument by outrage" or places where SAB takes moral offense, usually against a cultural norm. ... SAB also demonstrates the sort of provincialism we would expect of the impenetrably ignorant, as for example, they will insert a "laughing head" icon next to verses which describe some Bible social custom with which they are unfamiliar. Imagine what kind of credibility someone would deserve if they read a history of feudal Japan and put a "laughing head" next to descriptions of people taking their shoes off before they enter a home. That is the level of ignorance to which SAB regularly stoops."[1]

See also

External Links

References