Creationists swear that the bible in the inerrant word of god. Every word is just as he penned it. They know this is a giant lie, but that does not stop them from asserting it over and over as if that would make it so. They know perfectly well that:
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)
- We have no originals of the bible, not even copies in the original language. So even if Jehovah did write the original, that is not what we have now.
- The copies we have differ in tens of thousands of significant ways. For example none of the early manuscripts contain the verses at the end of Mark about how Christians should be able to handle poisonous snakes safely. Scholars agree somebody quietly added it. When we tell stories orally, we embellish them, modify them and adjust them for the audience. Up until quite recently, people felt much the same way about books when they recopied them. Copying a book could be thought of as like composing a new book based closely on an existing book. In particular, copyists felt it was their duty to correct what they thought were errors or to add relevant recent information.
- The bible contradicts itself in tens of thousands of places. That happens when you have multiple authors and no editor. If the bible were the unaltered word of god, how could it possibly have even more contradictions than a book written by a single human author?