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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Does the phrase "historically documented in the bible" mean that the Odyssey is historical evidence of Zeus?

That phrase cracks me up every time.

Update:

I mean by using the same logic of course. The city of Troy was real, so I guess that must also be proof then, hmm?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Not only is it a ridiculous contradiction in terms...mythology is NEVER historically documented, but it is so OBVIOUSLY oxymoronic that I am surprised that Bible thumpers are not embarassed to use it!!

    What they mean to convey is that there are some REAL cities named in the Bible. That has never been denied....But they do nothing to prove that Jesus was god, or Adam or Abraham or Moses or any of the mythical characters in the bible existed, or the it is the innerent, inspired word of any god....and they certainly can do nothing to prove the alleged MIRACLES in the bible.

    I could write an account that might be found ten thousand years from now stating: "In a land far away called Washington, D.C. there arose a prophet named George Dumbya Bush, born of the young virgin Barbara..He walked on water, and saved the souls of the people called Americans by killing other people, in a place called Iraq, to atone for their sins...."

    Much of that is 'historically documented'....Washington, Bush, Barbara, America, Iraq....but THAT's where facts end and myth takes over. The same with the bible.

    It's a silly expression for bible thumpers to use, and it's sad that they have to be reduced to such 'wishful thinking' because they have no real way to PROVE the veracity of their Scriptures, and the silly claims made that it is INERRANT and INSPIRED by their god.

  • Well, isn't that the same logic the Irish Rovers used to explain away that funny looking horse not making it on the big boat?

    The Unicorn Song

    http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/The_Unicorn_S...

    words and music Shel Silverstein, new verse Andrew McKee

    A long time ago, when the Earth was green

    There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen

    They'd run around free while the Earth was being born

    And the loveliest of all was the unicorn

    There was green alligators and long-necked geese

    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees

    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born

    The loveliest of all was the unicorn

    The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain

    And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain"

    He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do

    Build me a floating zoo,

    and take some of those...

    Green alligators and long-necked geese

    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees

    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born

    Don't you forget My unicorns

    Old Noah was there to answer the call

    He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall

    He marched the animals two by two

    And he called out as they came through

    Hey Lord,

    I've got green alligators and long-necked geese

    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees

    Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn

    I just can't find no unicorns"

    And Noah looked out through the driving rain

    Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games

    Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling

    Oh, them silly unicorns

    There was green alligators and long-necked geese

    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees

    Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling

    And we just can't wait for no unicorns"

    The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide

    The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried

    And the waters came down and sort of floated them away

    That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

    You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese

    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees

    Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born

    You're never gonna see no unicorns

    [New Lyrics]

    Now you might think this is the ending to the song,

    But I'll have to tell you friends that in fact you're wrong

    You see, Unicorns are magical, so when the rain started pouring,

    They grew themselves some wings and they took to soaring.

    You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese

    Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees

    But if you're looking for the unicorns, don't be forlorn,

    The second star to the right and straight on until morning.

    ME!

    .

  • C.A.S.
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No, the phrase doesn't mean that the Odyssey is historical evidence of Zeus. But the logic behind the phrase is the same kind of logic someone would use when claiming that the Odyssey is historical evidence of Zeus.

  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    History corroborates events in the bible, so for example there are the Babylonians with whom some of the history is shared. According to one hypothesis Genesis is a composite work based on at least two sources. On some points there is corroboration of events which suggests historical accuracy. The conflated account gives a rounded picture. It is reasonable to assume there are historical and authentic facts in Genesis.

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  • 1 decade ago

    historically documented in the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Just as valid.

    And there actually was a Troy museums are loaded with artifacs from Troy.

    Ive seen some cool stuff at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

  • 1 decade ago

    You have to take into account that more people are Christians than Greek Mythologists. Therefore, Christianity will automatically sound more credible to a majority Christian audience, regardless of the logic.

  • 1 decade ago

    I certainly think so!

    This is good! Thanks for the laugh.

    Should post this in Greek section. That will be fun...

    (Edit:

    How about this I found out lately??

    Intervention Theory of origins of humans: (click under Home>Intervention and see slides) http://www.lloydpye.com/

    or this on Planet X: http://www.planetxvideo.com/

    And about Dec. 21, 2012:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-3RLx_4Y5Y

    Youtube thumbnail

    &feature=user )

    Source(s): I am Greek origin and like Greek mythology. Yeah, and Christian mythology and Buddhist etc, and Sumerian I am very interested in..
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Following that logic, yeah.

  • anon
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yeah, and it also proves that women can shape-shift into men.

    There're some wives out there that are unknowingly married to a lesbian man....

    ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    It cracks me up to.

    Source(s): Syn
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