Originally Posted by Legendary
I wonder why people believe that people believe the bible to be 100% accurate. Like the creation story. From what I hear there is proof to support both the creation and evolution theories.
If you don't mind me putting in my two cents?
It's human nature for one thing. We all project our desires onto others and things as well.
We fall in love and think that our partner will always be faithful and save us from ourselves (that is until the same person breaks our heart). Human beings tend to see things in idealistic terms, especially younger people. They have the strange notion that they are going to live forever, that nothing can harm them, and that the future is a bright and wonder thing. This doesn't take into account the aging process - for one thing. Life can be very very tough.
So- in sum, why do people project perfection/infallibility onto the bible? Because- I think- they are looking (whether rightly or wrongly I cannot say) to find some means to find a center.
Life is messy. And it's a strong desire of humans to want to find something or someone that will bring order to seeming chaos.
Lastly, one can believe just about anything. I would be very careful how I use the word 'proof'. Amassing information that supports one's point of view is very different than a theory that is subject to peer review.
It's the difference between propaganda and facts.