𝐐𝐮𝐢𝐳 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰 (𝐁𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬)
Mohamad Mostafa Nassar
The following video has been viewed more than three and half million times on You Tube and many Christians left Christianity because of it, after finding out the shocking truth about the fully verified and carefully cross-examined contradictions in the Bible.
Extreme care had been paid in reviewing these contradictions, to let Christians know the truth and reality of the Bible. Below we have provided a full script for the conversation in the video.
There are some vulgar languages in this video and the script of the video, in which Islam Compass is not responsible about it. However, we choose not to remove it otherwise, it might impact the script negatively.
Scenarios about how Christians will try NOT to respond to this movie by:
A) By assuming that I have not looked into these contradictions with any level of depth and accusing me of not having tried to understand any kind of “deeper meaning”. Wherever possible, I consulted Christians’ explanations. I’ve given them a good go. They’re just bullshit.
B) By saying that these aren’t errors at all, rather, that they are simply copyist’s errors. Uh- derr. A copyist’s error is an error. I don’t care what kind of error it is, just don’t make the claim that the bible is completely free of errors, except for the cases in which there are errors, which are only copyist’s errors only, which aren’t really errors.
C) If you agree with me that English translations of the bible contain errors, but you think that the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts are pure and therefore true – DON’T tell me this and then go on to criticise me and other sceptics for pointing out that the English translations contain errors!
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. That which can be asserted without evidence can be discarded without evidence.
I know, and actually find to have some weight, the New Testament apologists’ conundrum – namely that if all of the gospel accounts really did match exactly, then critics of the bible would instantly accuse the authors of having conspired together.
So, if there are inconsistencies it counts against the bible, and if there were no inconsistencies, it would still count against the bible.
Well – tough. The creator of the universe could have done a lot better. The only reasonable conclusion to come to is that the creative force that arranged the constants of the universe, gave birth to galaxy clusters, quantum physics and DNA, invented love, knowledge, and truth, and is capable of any miracle he could ever come up with- had fuck all to do with this raggedy old contradictory book of bullshit.
Whenever I make a movie about what the bible says, I’m talking about the actual words that are printed on the pages of the bible. Funny how I always get criticised for doing so, by people who agree that modern translations or English translations are inadequate and erroneous.
I was very selective when deciding whether to include each contradiction in the script. Many that were listed on the lists and websites appeared to me to be either non-contradictory, easily explained, or simply too petty to really count significantly against the claim of biblical inerrancy.
I drew heavily on skepticsannotatedbible.com , which actually has links to Christian responses to each of the contradictions it lists, where one has been put forward. I read almost all of them and if the explanation sounded like a bunch of bollocks to me, then I dismissed the explanation and included the contradiction in the script.
One of the criteria I used to ascertain whether I thought the explanation was good enough, was whether I thought a Christian would accept a similar explanation for a contradiction in any other religions holy book, such as the Quran or Book of Mormon.
LookingUntoJesus.net has this pathetic explanation for one of the contradictions:
“The text which is called into question is Luke 2:2. If Jesus was born in the days of Herod (who presumably died in 4 BC), then how could Quirinius be governing Syria (who presumably began his reign in 6 AD)?
The trouble is in the English translation of the text, not in the text itself. Keep in mind that the New Testament was written in Greek, not English. Since the translators were not inspired, there is the potential for erroneous translations”. (LookingUntoJesus.net)
This script is a transcription, carried out painstakingly and completely voluntarily by a fan. I’m grateful! There’s a note at the bottom.
The Script of The Video:
OK Welcome back. Both our contestants are giving it a red hot go tonight as we
test their knowledge of the infallible, inerrant and noncontradictory word of God.
And a couple of quality contestants we have tonight Craig and Ken.
Craig is in the lead so far, but let’s see what happens in this next round. I’ll
be asking a question and giving both of you a chance to respond, to see if you
come up with the same answer. Ready Ken?
Ken: You bet.
Craig: Let’s go.
[Scores: Craig 65, Ken 30]
OK, so turning to Yahweh’s anger, for question 1. For 10 points, how long does
Yahweh’s anger last? Yes Ken:
Ken: Forever. Jeremiah (17:4)
OK, it’s a forever from Ken, Craig what do you think?
Craig: I’m gonna go with “not forever”. (Micah 7:18)
Well, you’re both correct, 10 points each. Yahweh’s anger lasts both forever and
NOT forever. Well done. Next question: Does Yahweh tempt people? Yes Craig:
Craig: No. He would never do that. (James 1:13)
OK, Ken? Do you agree with Craig?
Ken: Well, Yahweh tempted Abraham, so it definitely is something he’d do. (Gen:
Well Ken you’re right about that, so 10 points for you, and 10 pointsfor you also
Craig, because ‘God cannot be tempted with evil, nor tempteth he any man’.
Question 3: Can salvation be attained by works? Yes Craig:
Craig: No. A man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of
Jesus Christ. (Gal 2:16)
OK, and Ken?
Ken: Well, I’m afraid Craig’s correct, and I’m going to differ with him on this
one, and instead go with what Jesus said, namely if you want to enter into life,
keep the commandments (Matt 19:17 and Luke 10:26-28, Matt 25:41-46, Matt 16:27 etc.).
Craig: Yes, but a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law (Romans
Ken: “You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone”
Both correct once again, somehow or other, and now for our final question for this
round… What are the consequences of seeing Yahweh’s face? Yes Ken:
Ken: Death! (Ex 33:20)
Hmmm – Ken saying death, do you agree Craig?
Craig: I’m saying the preservation of life. (Gen 32:30).
Ken: But “there shall no man see me and live”. (Ex 33:20)
And that’s correct well done… <host interrupted>
Ken: But hang on, Jacob saw God face to face. (Gen 32:30).
And Abraham. (Gen 12:7).
Craig: Yes, and so did Moses. (Ex 33:11).
Ken: But no man hath seen God at any time. (John 1:18).
Craig: Except the 70 elders of Israel. (Ex 24:9-11).
And all the others too, and of course none of them did because no man hath seen
nor can see God. (1 Tim 6:16) 10 points for everyone, including me I think on that
[Scores: Craig 105, Ken 70]
OK, onto the next round of questions, and it’s our first speed round for the
evening. No need to buzz in, just call out your answer as soon as I finish asking
each question. 30 seconds on the clock… your time starts – – NOW.
Does Yahweh delight in burnt offerings?
Craig: Yes. (Ex 20:24)
Ken: No. (Jeremiah 7:22)
Correct. Is God the author of evil?
Craig: Yes. (Is 45:7)
Ken: No. (1 John 4:8)
Correct. According to Genesis, were humans created BEFORE the animals?
Craig: Yes. (Gen 2:18-19)
Ken: No. (Gen 1:25-27)
Correct. On the road to Damascus, did Paul’s traveling companions hear the voice that spoke to Paul.?
Craig: Yes. (Acts 9:7)
Ken: No. (Acts 22:9)
Correct. Will the Earth last forever?
Craig: Yes. (Ecc 1:4)
Ken: No. (2 Peter 3:10)
Correct. Is Jesus the only man to have ascended into heaven?
Craig: Yes. (John 3:13)
Ken: No. (2 Kings 2:11)
Correct. In the Old Testament law, were children to be punished for the sins of
Craig: Yes. (Deut 5:9)
Ken: No. (Deut 24:16)
Correct. OK, that’s the end of our first speed round. Ken, you look a bit exhausted
Ken: Oh, no no no. Just like our heavenly farther, I never tire, and I never rest.
Oh, in that case, would you like to rest a minute?
Ken: OK, sure, just like our heavenly farther, that’s what I always do when I get
tired. (Is 1:14, Is 43:24)
OK then, let’s take a short break and we’ll be back right after this message
from our sponsors.
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[Scores: Craig 140, Ken 105]
So, fancy that! And onto the next round, which is all about numbers. Not the old
testament book, no no, we’re going to test your understanding of the actual numerical values of integers in the bible. First to buzz in, and here’s Question 1: How
many valiant men drew the sword for Israel, as counted by Joab? <ding> Ken?
Ken: 800,000. (2 Sam 24:9)
Correct, and 1.1 million would also have been correct there. (1 Chron 21:5)
Question 2: How many horsemen did David take with him when… <ding> Ken?
Ken: 700. (2 Sam 8:4)
700 is correct and so is 7,000 (1 Chron 18:4), either way much of a muchness really.
Question 3: How much did David pay for the threshing floor? <ding> Yes, Craig?
Craig: I think 500 shekels of gold?
Uhh no, sorry Craig <dong> it was 600 shekels. (1 Chron 21:25) Ken what would you
Ken: hmmm, I was leaning towards just 50 shekels (2 Sam 24:24), but that seems…
Well, you would have been correct, it was 50 shekels AND 600 shekels. Now Question
8: The chief of King David’s captains killed 800 men in one encounter. (2 Sam 23:8)
This figure, 800, is also equal to how many? <ding> Ken?
Ooohhh, <dong> sorry Ken, – The correct answer is 300. (1 Chron 11:11) You’ll be
kicking yourself for a week, won’t you.
Ken: I knew it! I knew it!
OK next question. When is a thief, two thieves? <ding> Yes Craig:
Craig: Oooh, well there were two thieves crucified with Jesus,
Yes, you’re on the right track…
Craig: Did they both revile Jesus or did only one of them?
Well, both are correct depending on which gospel you’re reading! (Luke 23:39-42,
Mark 15:32, Matt 27:44) It’s just like how many blind men Jesus healed near
Jericho – it was two AND it was one. (Mark 10:46, Matt 20:30)
So, let’s move onto the final question in this round. It’s multiple choice, so listen carefully.
Think of a single historical event that featured two men standing,
(Matt 28:2, Mark 16:5, Luke 24:4, John 20:12) that were actually two men sitting,
which was in fact one man sitting, and in actual fact was one angel descending from
heaven and causing an earthquake.
Was this noncontradictory singular event witnessed by:
A) one woman, (John 20:1)
B) two women, (Matt 28:1)
C) three women, (Mark 16:1) or
D) an unknown number of women numbering at least 5? (Luke 24:10)
Ken: All of the above!
CORRECT! Congratulations Ken, an excellent answer given that all of historical ac-
curate accounts of the day of Jesus’ resurrection agree with each other perfectly,
and would CERTAINLY stand up in court as being reliable testimony.
[Scores: Craig 140, Ken 115]
It’s time for our second speed round now, looking to see who’ll be going home and
who’ll be advancing – good luck to both of you. In this round I’m going to name a
crime, and you need to be first to buzz in with the punishment as originally demanded by The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
(Ex 34:6) Ready, players? 60 seconds on the clock… This time
hands on buzzers…What was Yahweh’s originally designated punishment for…
<stopwatch continuously ticking>
Ken: Death. (Lev 20:27)
Correct. Hitting a parent?
Ken: Death. (EX 21:15)
Correct. Cursing a parent?
Craig: Death. (Lev 20:9)
Yes. Not listening to a priest?
Ken: Death. (Deut 17:12)
Correct. Following another religion?
Craig: Death. (Ex 22:20)
Craig: Death. (Lev 20:10)
Correct. Not seeking the lord god of Israel?
Ken: Death. (Chron 15:12-13)
No, sorry the correct answer is death. (Lev 21:9)
Craig: Death. (Zech 13:3)
Correct, bonus points if you can tell us who has to kill the false prophet?
Craig: His or her parents.
Very good. Homosexuality?
Ken: Death. (Lev 20:13)
Ken: Death. (Lev 24:10-16)
Correct. Working on the sabbath?
Craig: Death. (Ex 31:12-15)
Yes. Having a few people in your town worship another god?
Craig: Death to the entire town…?
A little more…
Craig: …aah and the livestock…? …an-an-and put the entire town
to the torch so that the town is a ruin forever. (Deut 13:13-16)
<stopwatch stops ticking>
Correct. And just in time too. Very nearly running out of time there with both of
our contestants showing an admirable familiarity with scripture so far tonight. OK
making a final check of our scores here now…
[Scores: Craig 175, Ken 140]
OK but look rather than trust logic or the immoral practice of basing decisions
solely upon verifiable evidence, I’m just going to pray for a minute and ask the
Lord who our winner is tonight… (bows head in prayer)
Yes, look- I’m getting a strong inner conviction and taking it on faith that KEN is
our winner, which means that we’ll say goodbye to Craig here. Any thoughts on that
Craig: Oh, look it’s an excellent choice, Bill, I’ve always trusted faith over objective reasoning because without faith, logic is just a fallible human construct or something.
Yes, but you don’t leave empty handed. What earthly treasures have we got stored up
for our runner-up, Frank?
Frank: Well, for our runner-up today it’s a huge house upon the rock! (Matt 7:24)
Craig: Oh NO!!! I’m rich! Woe unto me. (Luke 6:24)
Ken: Hey, come on, riches are a blessing! (Psalm 12:1-3)
Either way, Craig, you be sure to sell that new possession of yours and give to the
poor. (Luke 18:22, Luke 12:33, Luke 14:33). Or perhaps you could take the example
of the early Christian church, who got together as a community, sold what they
owned, and shared the proceeds amongst themselves communally. (Acts 2:44-45, Acts
How do you feel about communism now, teabaggers? Oh <ding> Yes Craig?
Craig: It’s an immoral atheist plot invented by Barack Obama and Josef Stalin to
take over our country.
Time for a quick break, and we’ll be right back with Ken in our solo challenge
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Now solo challenge round, there are 8 questions, and you have to get them ALL correct.
Here we go, Question 1.
Did the temple curtain rip before or after Jesus died?
Ken: Ummm, yes. (Mark 15:37-38, Luke 23:45-46)
Correct. Who put the gorgeous purple robe on Jesus, Herod’s soldiers, or Pilate’s
Ken: Yes, they did? (Luke 23:11, Matt 27:27-28, John 19:1-2)
Correct. Did Jesus curse the fig tree before or after driving the merchants from
Ken: Ummm…(thinking out loud)…before or after? (Matt 21:12, 17-19, Mark 11:
Correct, either one will do, so good answer. Should homosexuals be killed or exiled?
Ken: Definitely. (1 Kings 15:11-12, Lev 20:13)
Correct. Given that Quirinius became governor of Syria nine years after King
Herod’s death, was Jesus born during the reign of Herod, or during the governor-
ship of Quirinius?
Ken: hmmhmm… Both? (Luke 2:1, Matt 2:1, Wikipedia)
Miraculously, yes. You’re doing very well. When the women arrived at Jesus’ tomb,
was the tomb opened or closed?
Ken: Yes, it was. (Matt 28:2, Luke 24:2)
Correct. Did Judas die by hanging himself, or by falling over in a field and having
his midsection burst open spilling his guts everywhere.
Yes, that’s right. (Acts 1:18, Matt 27:5)
Correct, and our final question. <timpani roll>
Is God the author of confusion?
Ken: No! (1 Cor 14:33)
Ken: The authors of confusion are the people who misrepresent the bible and try to
make it appear as though parts of it contradict each other!!!
I know, right? Don’t those people have anything better to do? They must hate God so
Ah, congratulations Ken, well done, an excellent achievement. And now, your prize,
you ready? You’ve won – a lifetime of believing our promise of something for which
there is no evidence, and you won’t actually get until after you’re dead!
In fact, there’s pretty much no good reason at all to expect that it’s even remotely real.
But please, just take our word for it and live the rest of your life imagining it
and feeling happy!
And by the way – you don’t actually deserve it anyway, so make sure you feel a bit
unworthy, too. How about that, isn’t that the sort of thing that we all want?
So, congratulations once again, Ken. Thanks for watching everyone, and we’ll see
you again next time. Bye bye!
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