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"Bible Code = Bunk" by Old Fart Rants

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Published on Jul 16, 2012

One of my viewers mentioned the Bible Code recently, and some Christians still believe it predicts the end of the world this year, so I think it's good to know about in case you ever encounter someone who claims that secret codes have been found in the Bible which successfully predicted future events, thereby proving that only God could have inspired the Bible, thereby validating the Bible's authenticity. This whole secret code thing comes from a book called The Bible Code written by Michael Drosnin. The theory is a little complicated but the short version is this: it's based on searching for equidistant letter sequences (or ELS) in scripture. Believers say that the chance of finding these kinds of "secret codes" is 1 in 4 million - so it must be prophecy. How do you explain THAT? Easy! An ELS analysis of the novel Moby Dick revealed "secret codes" predicting Indira Ghandi's assassination, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Yitzhak Rabin, and the death of Princess Diana. The truth is, any text of sufficient length, even a decent sized metropolitan phone book, if scanned for ELS, will have many fulfilled prophecies. It is a fact that no valid secular evidence or eyewitness accounts outside the Bible, proving ANY magical claim or historical account in it, including the life if Jesus himself, has ever been found or produced by anyone in history - period. Without such evidence, the Bible has no more credibility than Moby Dick does, and therefore Christianity itself collapses like a house of cards. Unless and until someone can disprove this fact, the argument should be over. But it won't be - and I'll cover more ways people of faith will use to ignore this fact in future videos.

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