Refutation To A Bias Suggestion Essay Research

Refutation To A Bias Suggestion Essay, Research Paper

Refutation to a Bias Suggestion

“Some people suggest that the Bible, being a collection of texts written

long ago by persons much different from ourselves, does not have much (or any)

significance for modern people.”

The suggestion that the Bible is invalid simply due to its authors and

era is absurd and bias. This statement is supported by God and all modern day

believers. Almost any Christian you confront with this statement would most

likely give you a blank stare. However, it is mainly non- Christians who would

make such a slanted view of the Bible.

I am an American. The authors of the Bible were not. Why should this

influence my opinion in the least amount? Simply because the texts of the Bible

are old does not void their validity. Although we may not share the same

nationality with the authors of the Bible, we do share common beliefs and faiths.

Taken from a different perspective, non-Christians do not share the same

beliefs, obviously, or they would not make such statements.

Another question one may ask themselves is exactly how different are the

authors of the Biblical texts from ourselves. Is it their lifestyle or career

that makes them so exotic in relation to us? Is it just because they spoke

another language? They are children of God, just as we are. Science today is

still discovering new evidence that proves the existence of a “mother of all

humanity.” We all share a common gene pool, we are all descendants of Adam and


Since the beginning of recorded history, religion has had a profound

impact on the present society. Romans, Greeks, Hindus, and Catholics have all

molded their societies and laws around religion. As far as impact goes, look at

the Spanish Inquisition. It is difficult for one to refute that Catholicism had

little or no impact on the Aztecs of modern day Mexico. Even our laws today

reflect the ten commandments given to Moses by God himself. We are forbidden by

present day law in the United States of America to either steal or murder.

Religion has powerful influence concerning the outcome of a child. The

values and beliefs of religions are impressed upon youths. Some may be

different from others, but most parents bring up their children into the same

faith as themselves. Concerning the teachings of Christianity, the Bible is

probably the most commonly used tool. Therefore, children raised in Christian

homes will most likely be taught the values and teachings of the Bible,

influencing them dramatically. Christianity is the most commonly practiced

religion in America. The Bible has the most copies in circulation than any

other book in the world. As a summation, the Bible is abundant in availability,

is commonly used to teach Christianity (the most common religion in America) and

someone is trying to say that it is invalid?

Looking at this statement with as little religious zeal as possible, I

find it understandable for a non-Christian to think such thoughts. God gave us

free will. We have the power to decide the outcome of many opportunities and

possibilities. Therefore, one who decides not to accept God and Jesus might

very well think that believers are the fools.


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