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The Bible

Discussion in 'Non-Fiction Books' started by Roxbrough, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Roxbrough

    Roxbrough Member

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    Some would put it in one collumn while others would put it in another?
    Fact or Fiction?
    Or poetry?
    Or an historical document?
    Don't forget how many translations it has been through too?
     
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    Meadow337 Former Moderator

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    I'm going to leave this, and see what response it gets. If it gets too heated ....
     
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    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Its own category. Same as, for example, biography, engineering, travel, science, cookbooks, dictionaries, history, childrens, YA, all of which had their separate categories on the shelves at my now defunct Borders bookstore and at my current Barnes and Noble pretty much.. :)
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    "Religious Text"
     
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    Ell Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sacred texts along the lines of the Bhagavad Gita, Qu'ran, Torah, . . .
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Word.
     
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    Wars, milady. Wars so terrible the stench of them hangs in the air infinitum. Wars so long the original blows weren't even in memory when the last ones fell. Wars fought in the name of one god or another. Wars of righteous certitude. Wars, milady.

    Agree.
     
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    Not quite, when I read it.
     
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    Not the books, good sir, but the disagreements about them among men.
     
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    Ah! I clicked on a thread called The Bible and took that to be your referent. My goof! Sorry.
    Well then, among men? Still sounds like poetic hyperbole to me and at variance with its total impact on Western Civilization.
    As third possibility -- relating to forum discussions and Meadow's suspended comment, "If it gets too heated . . . ," -- he few times The Bible has been discussed here have been notably well behaved in my memory.
    But to each his own. :)
    Cheers
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Ha! That's what you get for not reading the whole thread. :rofl
     
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    Ah, Swami says.
    Actually I had read the whole thread, and thought my response was appropriate since it was Meadows post that was quoted with the reply. But no big deal if you think you know what I was thinking. If you can follow that, now try divining the threads I don't read at all. :D
     
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  13. Forest Girl

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    Yes. Exactly. I think most bookstores and libraries put it with religious reference books. Non-fiction. Reference.
    I've read it. The whole thing. Several times. It is worth it, just so you can tell when people argue it, who knows what they are actually talking about.
     
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    You'll have to keep in mind that the Bible is not just one book, but a collection of many; an anthology if you will. So, I'll have to say that it's many genres in one whole collection and, like others said, should be added to the "religious texts" pile.
     
  15. Raúl Sánchez Gilo

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    If the bible is fiction or non-fiction? it depends on your faith, then it is a self-categorized book, it has no absolute category. Or belongs to both...
     

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