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If you've ever wanted to laugh at the absurdities of the major religious texts, the Sceptic's Annotated Bible is the place to go. Here's a fave of mine from the Koran.
<div></div><div class="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div class="QUOTE">4:157 And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.
Jesus was not crucified. (It just looked like he was.)</div>
And from the book of Revelations.
<div></div><div class="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div class="QUOTE">7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
The earth is flat and square-shaped, or at least quadrilateral in shape.</div>
<div></div><div class="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div class="QUOTE">8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
In the bible, stars are just little lights that can fall to the ground from the sky.</div>
<div></div><div class="QUOTEHEAD">QUOTE</div><div class="QUOTE">8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Some believers say that the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl was the fulfillment of the third trumpet in 8:10-11.</div>
"What the f--- is a Shakespeare?"
-Rico Valasquez, showing off why no one likes him.