Here I am being sceptical again.
Why do we trust what is written in the Bible when we know it has been used to control people?
Hi sigsfried, here is my own thoughts on this. I guess I personaly don't get caught up in the details of the Bible, because I have seen the irregularities, and inconsistacies. It's more like reading an Aesop's Fable. I don't think too hard about whether or not a tortoise actually raced a hare. I look for the lesson or moral of the story at the end. I think dwelling on the details takes away from this.
Perhaps the Bible is fiction, and has been used wrongly. I like Nemesis' idea of it's people doing it and not the Bible. You know the old cliche, guns don't kill people, people kill people. There are some stories or verses in there that I suppose could be used wrongly, but then again it's all about how you interpret it. Even the Devil can quote the Bible to his advantage.
I think if your looking for a negative way to use the Bible, or life for that matter, you'll find it. The same goes if your a positive person. I strongly believe in Karma, and you usually find and get out of life what you put into it.
Sorry, I don't mean to be so long-winded.