I actually agree with borobundy, the bible IS fiction. It is based on a true story, but it is as reliable as Mein Kampf, the Quran, or See Spot Run for 'salvation' at face value. The information contained within the B-I-B-L-E is so twisted and distorted over so many translations and copy-edits that the modern day book has more errors and discrepancies than it does words.
Behind every great fiction though, there is always a nugget of truth. In the case of the bible, the truth can only be found through a great deal of digging and rational, empirical research. That truth absolutely voids the Bible, as well as any and all religious writings that claim to be derived from it.
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