The King James Mistakes Lucifer as Satan

The King James version’s mistakes lead to a wrong concept of Lucifer as Satan King James Version of the Bible and its translation errors further compounded the inaccuracies of Lucifer as Satan a fallen one. Isaiah 14:12 in the King James Version reads, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations” (Isaiah 14:12 King James Version). The New International Version of the bibles updated understanding differs from early English translations of this verse. The updated translation Isaiah 14:12 from the New International Version, “How you have fallen”1 from heaven, 0 morning star,” son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations” (Isaiah 14:12 New International Version, Study Bible). In “14:12” some believe that Isaiah is giving a description the fall of Satan however, the passage clearly applies to the king of Babylon. The Hebrew word for this expression is translated Lucifer was lit. “light-bearer” in the Latin, “Lucifer” was used in early English translations of this verse” (Barker, 2002 p. 1054 New International Version, Study Bible Concordance). Thus the King James Version of the Bible translation is a mistranslation giving a flawed impression. The scholars authorized by King James I to translate the Bible into English did not use the original Hebrew texts, but used translated versions. The King James Version of the Bible was largely translated by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, ‘Day star, son of the Dawn,’ as ‘Lucifer,’ and over the centuries...

New Testament on Slavery

Slavery is approved of in the New Testament, as the following passages show Paul gave household rules in Ephesians 6 and Colossians 4 not only for Christian slaves but for Christian masters as well. Ephesians 6: 5-9. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free. And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him. Colossians 4 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. 1 Timothy 6:1-2 Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. You would think that Jesus would have a different view of slavery, but slavery is still approved of as the following passage show. In the following parable, Jesus clearly approves of...

“Accommodationist” Atheist? I Just Say NO.

Secular Sunday School Atheist (Accommodationist Atheist): Good to see you Saturday. Glad you got out to an event. Thought you’d be around to talk, but you left early. We’ll get our chance to talk soon enough. Damien Marie AtHope: I realize I don’t fit there and so I left and also left the group. Others have the right to do atheism their way. I am just not into that style I feel out of place an so I need to do my own thing not disrupt the rights of others. I am just to firebrand atheist and that is not against others just my style. I see I will not fit in here and do not feel here needs to change for me nor am I going to change for here. I have tried to make it work and still wish others well but I felt out of place. I don’t want to argue or feel I don’t fit and I see others do and that’s good but I felt I needed to go. Accommodationist Atheist: I wouldn’t have guessed, but I understand, and I’m sorry to hear it. I thought I was the one that didn’t fit in there. I think atheists sometimes put too much emphasis on being individualistic and independent and not enough on being connected personally to a group. Of course you need to do what’s right for you. Good luck with your book. Damien Marie AtHope: Thanks most of the people I talked to are accomodationism atheists so many are more like you then me. And I appreciate your thoughtful words and wish you well...

Yes, We All Have Beliefs; But What Does That Mean?

Atheist please stop saying you have no beliefs. Well we all have beliefs its unavoidable. The issue is having justified true beliefs that hold warrant or are valid and reliable because of reason and evidence. I am not directing this at anyone, I am only stating this trying to help. Even saying I don’t have a belief is exhibiting a belief that you don’t have a belief. To me beliefs are not what’s the problem its having justified true beliefs warranted on valid and reliable reason and evidence is the issue. Think of it like this there is three belief states one is “lacking belief” which would stand for not having information or not making a decision, belief or disbelief. Some unbelievers in faith, gods or any other magical/supernatural nonsense say they only “lack belief” and do not have disbelief. So they are saying they have a disbelief in the idea that they have a disbelief as they are actively rejecting concept of them having disbelief. I feel there is a confusion of the definition of disbelief, which is a feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real. The act of disbelieving is the mental rejection of something as untrue. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disbelief Thus disbelief is rendered to you do not or cannot believe. Do we have to ‘believe’ that the scientific method yields qualified truths? You have to use rationalism to establish the rationale and yes it is a belief in a certain style of information possessing but it is a warranted justified true belief both before its use because of reason and after its use in the reliability as...

Morals, Values, and Ethics

To me “morals, values, and ethics” as we standardly think of them are not the same and often are contradictory. Thus, unless they are justified they are not a compilation of truth, other than one’s chosen thinking idea of reality. I  would like to offer my understanding of how I see the layout of morality, values, morals and ethics as I see them. I see the term “morality” proper as the main moniker to a philosophic group (values, morals and ethics) or a main heading that involves the subheadings of values, morals and ethics. Values, morals, and ethics, in a basic observational way should be understood  as falling under branches expressing different but similar thinking and behavioral persuasion. Values are the internal catlist often motivating our thinking and behaviors. Such as, a value of all human life, would tend to motivate you to not wantonly end human lives. Just as a lack of value for all human life, may tend to motivate you to not have an issue with the wanton ending of  human lives.  Morals to me, are the personal persuasion that you value, such as having a desire for truthfulness. Then we have ethics and we know this is a different branch of the morality tree, as there is business ethics/professional ethics but not really business morals or professional morals; other than one’s self chosen persuasion which may be adopted from business ethics/professional ethics. Ethics are as I have expressed our social universal prescriptions/persuasions public morality whereas morals to me are personal morality. Therefore, we can hold others to universal ethics standards (public morality) and not our moral proclivities that are not universal on...