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Where are all these fulfilled prophecies?

I note that Ronnie Crawford (Write Back, Aug 6) did not take up my challenge to pick from one of the 'hundreds of fulfilled prophesies' he referred to previously, a single example of a prophecy where the meaning and time of the prophecy can be shown unambiguously to have been fulfilled.

Instead he simply insists that the Bible 'abounds in such affirmation of divine authorship' while asking for an example of a similar piece of literature.

I would ask Ronnie to tell me where the divine authorship can be seen in Biblical accounts of God's incitement to murder - he clearly tells us we must kill those who worship another God (Exodus 22:20). Kill any friends or family that worship a God that is different than your own, (Deuteronomy 13:6-10).

As for answering Ronnie's question, I would suggest to him he reads the texts of Jainism a philosophy, which dates back to 500BC.

Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, surpassed the highly suspect morality of the Bible in just one sentence: 'Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture or kill any creature or living being.' Jainism like all other religions has its fair share of lunacy, but at its core it is not malevolent.

The problem with religion is that it allows people to believe en masse what only the bewildered could believe in isolation.



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