American Taliban: Tennessee Lawmakers Make Bible Official State Book
April 5, 2016 by
April 5, 2016 by Michael Stone (Original article published here)
Theocracy Alert: Tennessee lawmakers make the Holy Bible the state’s official book.
On Monday Tennessee lawmakers gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state’s official book.
The state Senate voted 19-8 in favor of the bill, which now goes to the desk of Governor Bill Haslam.
The bill was passed despite arguments by the state attorney general that the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.”
Last year, Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an opinion suggesting the measure would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions.
By Daniel Miessler | July 2015
Article comes from the website : http://churchandstate.org.uk/2015/12/the-bible-is-fiction-a-collection-of-evidence/
The similarities between the stories and characters in the Bible and those from previous mythologies are both undeniable and well-documented. It is only due to extreme the extreme religious bias that pervades our world today that people rarely get exposed to this information.
The Book of Genesis’s Flood Story Mirrors The Epic Of Gilgamesh From Hundreds Of Years Earlier
Here are a number of elements that both Gilgamesh and the flood story in Genesis share:
Keep in mind the level of detail in these similarities. It’s not a matter of just a flood, but specific details: three birds sent out, resisting the call to build the arc, and a single man being chosen by God to build the arc. Then consider that the first story (Gilgamesh) came from Babylon — hundreds of years before the Bible was even written.
Do you honestly think, based on the similarities above, that those who wrote the Genesis story had not heard the Gilgamesh story? And if they had heard it, and they were simply rehashing an old, very popular tale, what does that say about the Bible?