There are entire books detailing errors, flaws, problems, and contradictions in the Bible. We shouldn't need more than one or two such books, but the fact that believers refuse to acknowledge or even consider the existence of such problems means that the same well-worn ground needs to be covered again and again.
So you're probably tired of it by now, but if you can set that aside for a moment... which is your favorite error, flaw, or contradiction? And why? Is it a favorite because it's funny or because it's useful in an argument?
Things believed true by the authors of the Bible:
I'm a little skeptical about the historicity of the Bible when, scientificly speaking, it's dead wrong about damn near everything.
- - snakes and donkeys can talk (Genesis 3 &; Numbers 22:1-35)
- - incantations (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24 &; 29)
- - blood sacrifice (Genesis 4:4 &; 31:54, Leviticus 1:9 &; 9:18, 2 Kings 16:15 &; Ezekiel 39:17)
- - ritual spells (Leviticus 14)
- - enchanted artifacts (Exodus 7:8-12 &; 1 Samuel 5:6-9, 69 &; 6:19)
- - pyrotechnic potions (Numbers 5:20-26)
- - astrology (Genesis 1:14-15, Job 38:32, Isaiah 14:12-14, Luke 21:25 &; Matthew 12:32 &; 28:20)
- - the five elements of witchcraft (Leviticus 14)
- - rabbits chew cud (Leviticus 11:6)
- - bats are birds (Deuteronomy 14:11-18 &; Leviticus 11:13-19)
- - whales are fish (Jonah 1:17 &; Matthew 12:40)
- - Pi is a round number (1 Kings 7:23 &; 2 Chronicles 4:2)
- - if you display striped patterns to a pregnant cow, it would bare striped calves (Genesis 30:37-43)
What do you think it would take to get more believers to acknowledge the existence errors, flaws, or contradictions in the Bible? Is there anything at all in your experience?