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At the moment there is only one article here and that is my personal views on the Bible, because I am at the moment reading the Danish translation of it. Of course most of you cannot understand that translation, so I have of course shown the English version below. It from the Bible in Basic English, taken from the website . So, why do I publish my opinion about the Bible? No, I'm not a Christian, even thought I was baptized in The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark. I has been a atheist for ages while still being a member of the church officially. In 2003 I abolished the membership, because finally settled down on the opinion that if people really want to believe, they can just believe. There is no need for churches and priests who can force an idea of belief down on you! I'm a free man, I can read the Bible myself and I can understand it myself. I don't need somebody to interpreted it - it is somehow a hidden relic of the ages of the church monopoly on education, science and the truth. No don't have that rule anymore, we don't need their machinery and organization to understand the religion. If I want or would like to be a Christian it's a relation between me and God. Not a relation between me and a church.

I can't believe in God or any God, because such a thing doesn't exist. There is only one true supernatural force in life and that is nature. Nature is the only thing powerful enough to wipe out human kind - that is why we should respect nature for what it is. We can't fight it. We have to live with it as the animals we are.

The following commentaries are strictly my personal view on the Bible.

Matthews chapter 7, line 15 - 23 

»Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.«

This section of Matthews can in my opinion be used as a way to make justice to race hygiene or similar activities. Of course it can be argued that it is not the essence of it, but if people have such ideas why shouldn't they use it for their purpose? I don't know if the Nazis back in the 1930's and 1940's used the Bible as a way of justifying the killing of the Jews. The problem is here that people with evil intentions as the Nazis could use it in that meaning.

Matthews chapter 12, line 10 - 12

»And there was a man with a dead hand. And they put a question to him, saying, Is it right to make a man well on the Sabbath day? so that they might have something against him. And he said to them, Which of you, having a sheep, if it gets into a hole on the Sabbath day, will not put out a helping hand and get it back? Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! For this reason it is right to do good on the Sabbath day.«

I have met many Christian people who follow the Sabbath some way or another, and many times they aren't allowed to do this and that. Many times I can't understand why. In the above passage it is written things you are allowed to do. But at the same time, it gives problems. Because who can define what is to do good or bad on the Sabbath day? Is for example to have sex a bad or a good thing? Of course logically it must only be God who can judge right from wrong, but how will people know that what they are doing is good. I would mean that this passage gives you many options. If we face my question from before, I can't see other than sex is good and therefore allowed on a Sabbath day.

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