In response to the "all atheists are zealots" comment - there is more than one kind of atheist, at least four identified: Research Findings. Not all atheists actively reject religion.
If the OP is genuinely concerned about the bread in the Bible issue, I hope that they have/will find an answer to their question.
Last edited by anova01; 03-31-2013 at 10:12 PM.
"It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot
12 week health challenge (95%, more moving)
Start -- March 1st -- 173.4
End -- May 24th -- 158.6
Many atheists are zealots, many atheists aren't.
Many theists are zealots, many theists aren't.
I'm with Derpamix regarding her distaste for zealotry, and if her experience has been that all atheists she's ever met are fanatics who spend all their time trying to convince religious people to abandon their faiths, well, that's unfortunate. I can't possibly imagine that that's the case, but who knows. I just want to make it clear that we're not all like that, and that in my experience it's pretty rare.
Most likely the fanatical ones (on both sides) just make the most noise and get noticed.
I also have a huge problem with the above characterization of atheists as "absurd, walking, breathing, contradictions" who go around "preaching and believing in nothing". I don't preach, and I hold many, many beliefs (probably most of the same ones as Derpamix). Belief in a supernatural god just isn't one.
HEY OP: Hope this helps. It really helped me to reconcile two things I believe that are contradictory and it also helped when my
Christian friends would ask me about this lifestyle.
Does the Bible Say We Should Eat Grains? - Wellness Mama
*I don't know if someone already posted this since I didn't feel like searching through 15 pages of posts that were not directly related to the question being asked*
Last edited by Horsecrazygirl42; 03-31-2013 at 11:40 PM.
To re-state the matter at hand: Your original question is basically whether our bodies, the results of billions of years' worth of natural selection, are better off being fueled by grains and bread because they're mentioned in an allegorical document assembled from pieces written by different people in different places, but all within the past 2,000 years?
I think you'll find most of us electing to take our cues from pre-civilization diets (and modern hunter-gatherer/pastoralist diets) rather than the fact that a potentially fictional character used the word "bread" in an analogy. You are free to do what you want, but you'll find most of us far more likely to be swayed by actual evidence.
Fail troll. Eat gluten, get celiac, and die. Jesus won't save you.