Key Themes of the Bible

Introduction:

In order to discuss the Bible, it is absolutely vital for us to figure out what themes we would be approaching the book from. While there are many themes, I have made it clear that this series is not trying to become a sermon, that is the purpose of pastors, rather I aim to analyse the texts and approach them from a non-theistic perspective. After all, if the Bible is useful without God, then surely, a fortiori, with God it would be greatly important.

Key Themes:

While this is not an exclusive list, these would be the perspectives that I would be approaching the issue from:

  1. Psychology
    • Human consciousness
    • Conscience
    • Archetypes
    • Representations
  2. Philosophy
    • Metaphysics
    • Existentialism
  3. Order and Chaos
    • Actuality and Potentiality
    • Society vs Wilderness
    • Jesus and Satan
  4. Boundaries, sin and reparations
  5. Communal vs Individual
    • Old vs New Testament
    • The communal responsibility growing while the salvation’s target focusing more on the individual
  6. Meditations of God and reality
  7. Morals
    • How are we meant to live
    • Consequences

Conclusions:

These are the main themes that we will discuss in this series though I would be building on these foundations to find other insights and discussions. If you want more information about these themes, feel free to check out my YouTube video where I discuss it in more detail, the video can be found here: https://youtu.be/csF3sXiYo8c

4 thoughts on “Key Themes of the Bible

  1. considering the bible fails on all themes you offer by making false claims about the subjects within those themes, it is of no use at all except for being a great way to see how a cult becomes a religion.

    Considering that Christians have no idea what morals their god wants, nor can show it to exist, I am fascinated to see what that part does.

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    1. Honestly at this point, unless you are going to provide an actual argument and evidence for your case, there’s not much point for me to respond to your argument. However, I feel you do not understand what the theme of psychological truth means. Most fictions represent psychological truths. If you bothered to watch the corresponding video, you would realise how insufficient your argument is.

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      1. Funny how I did provide an actual argument and evidence.

        There is no such thing as “psychological truth”. That’s invented for theists to pretend that their myths are somehow “true” when that is not the case.

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      2. And hmmm “Honestly at this point, unless you are going to provide an actual argument and evidence for your case, there’s not much point for me to respond to your argument. However, I feel you do not understand what the theme of psychological truth means. Most fictions represent psychological truths. If you bothered to watch the corresponding video, you would realise how insufficient your argument is.”

        so, you try to lie that I didn’t provide an argument and then admit that I did.

        do decide which way you want to lie. and I’ll wait with bated breath to see how you try to claim that there is one objective morality coming out of your god. How will you determine that?

        Also, how will you show that your version of your god is the creator and no others are, and that it exists? Christians often ask me to show that their god *doesn’t* exist. I do have to ask you how you show that since Christians have been claiming that no other gods but theirs exist for millenia. How does one show a negative?

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