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Mac|Windows: BiblePlayer 1.13 released

Now you can take God’s Word with you anywhere you go. Using iPod’s ‘Notes’ feature, you can read the Bible* on your iPod. Each book is logically organized so finding the chapter you want is a breeze. The bible translation we currently offer is the King James Version.

License: Freeware
System Requirements: Any 3rd or 4th generation iPod/HP iPod/iPod mini with ‘Notes’ feature.

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21

I recommend watching or reading “The Privileged Planet”.

For all you doubters or nonbelievers.

Posted by blahblah on October 1, 2004 at 10:32 PM (CDT)

22

in any kind of outside force

Posted by blahblah on October 1, 2004 at 10:32 PM (CDT)

23

moron ur reading the shiet wrong

Posted by to mr good advice on October 1, 2004 at 10:49 PM (CDT)

24

You do understand how random chance works, right? Something that is one in a trillion trillion will happen eventually, especially in an infinite universe. We have evidence that shows how the Earth was created and happened to be a ‘perfect’ planet for life. It’s random chance, and until you people can accept that, you’ll continue to thump your book and say ‘damnit, this book is so widely read that it must be true!’

God is a creation of weak-minded people who simply find it too hard to investigate and theorize based on actual evidence.

There is no God.

There is ZERO evidence that can prove God’s existance. It’s a matter of faith. You people believe in it, I don’t. Good for you. If it helps you live your lives more happily, wonderful. But again, please keep your crap out of my face. I’m tired of your tax-exemptions, your fictional being on our money and in our Pledge of Alliegance, in defiance of the First Amendment. I’m tired of being asked to repent and being told I’m going to hell, and having a retard in the White House who wanted to invade Iraq so the Rapture Index would go up and get him 3 million of votes.

When you guys have some tangible proof, something based on evidence that isn’t a book that’s about as factual as a Stephen King novel, then I’ll believe you. Until then, stop bringing up this religious nonsense as ‘news’ on a website.

Here’s a belief for you: Everyone who believes in God will be repeatedly whacked in the head with a stick after they die. That’s my belief, lets print it up so 2 thousand years after I wrote this, it can be implanted in your skull as a part of Microapplebingohard’s new anti-binary personal smell player, the bsPod.

Posted by Mark on October 2, 2004 at 12:16 AM (CDT)

25

these comments are nothing but flames and are not beneficial to the subject of this software.

If you want to argue theology, go read your subject thoroughly first, then debate..but not here.  choose the proper forum.

Posted by c'mon on October 2, 2004 at 1:45 AM (CDT)

26

The above was Proof of God’s existence EVEN if you don’t believe in him.. Everything has a cause and you can’t keep going back into infinity because everything has to start SOMEWHERE
(I dont believe or put my faith in God but i believe that there is a god)

And if you haven’t experienced any miracles in your life.. then.. there might be a reason o.0

Here’s a wager..

if there is NO God and you live a righteous life.. oh well.
if there is NO God and you live a sinful life, you get temporary happiness.

if there IS a God and you live a righteous life then “Whew!”
if there IS a God and you live a sinful life, well you’re screwed

so to some people.. just don’t harm anyone..lol

Just in case, right?

Posted by lol on October 2, 2004 at 10:11 AM (CDT)

27

Ehh i wasnt talking about the book, Mark.

Hehe sorry about the wrong forum thing though.

Posted by blahblah on October 2, 2004 at 10:16 AM (CDT)

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“if there is NO God and you live a righteous life.. oh well.
if there is NO God and you live a sinful life, you get temporary happiness.

if there IS a God and you live a righteous life then “Whew!”
if there IS a God and you live a sinful life, well you’re screwed”

This is the old canard known as Pascal’s Wager.  It basically posits that the risks of not believing in “God” outweigh the risks of believing in “God”, so why not take the easier route and just believe?

However, the main flaw in this argument is that it implicitly posits the existence (or nonexistence) of a specific type of Christian “God” and narrow set of beliefs and practices that will result in eternal reward.

However, what if you spend you whole life as a good Catholic, or an ardent Presbyterian, and you get to the pearly gates and the angelthere says “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his Prophet. Infidel, you’re going straight to hell!”

Believing in the wrong “God” could be a bad mistake.

What if South Park got it right and the only people getting into Sugar Candy Mountain Heaven are the Mormons?

Posted by pascal on October 2, 2004 at 10:18 AM (CDT)

29

Well my belief is that theyre all the same God, but that’s a whole nother arguement.

and wrong forum for it ;-)


And another one…
Since God is a loving God loving all his creations, I believe the people who are “bad” will also have a chance to get to heaven despite of their sins.

Posted by lol on October 2, 2004 at 10:27 AM (CDT)

30

just make sure your beliefs line up w/ john3:16 & more :P

do you really deserve a 2nd chance after you’ve had a lifetime to prove your worth?

Posted by more on October 2, 2004 at 10:47 AM (CDT)

31

“Since God is a loving God loving all his creations, I believe the people who are “bad” will also have a chance to get to heaven despite of their sins.”

This is a very new-agey, neo=pagan feel-good approach. Polytheism Lite.

Most religions have explicit dietary, behavioural, and/or association rules that describe exactly who will be saved and who will not. Many of these prescriptions for eternal life are mutually exclusive, or explicitly condemnatory of other religions.

How do you reconcile these? They can’t all be right. Either one of them is right, or none of them is right.

For polytheists:
When I became convinced that the universe is natural - that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood, the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and fell, the dungeon was flooded with light and all the bolts and bars and manacles became dust. I was no longer a servant, a serf or a slave. - Robert Ingersoll</a?

For monotheists:
<a href=“http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/stephenrob107513.html”>I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. - Stephen Roberts

Posted by suffer the little children on October 2, 2004 at 2:51 PM (CDT)

32

lmao @ someone using pacals wager.

it’s the most simplistic and asinine (and horribly misguided) proof for god known.  8th grade philosophy class taught you well.

Posted by dave on October 2, 2004 at 3:19 PM (CDT)

33

More:
You ought to recognize that talking about being “saved” and meriting “eternal life” really applies only to the Christian world.  Non-Christians largely do not embrace these doctrines, and certainly don’t use that language!  So it’s a bit disingenuous to talk about “most religions” holding those beliefs…

Just my 2 shekels’ worth….

Posted by AngerBoy in Dallas, Texas on October 2, 2004 at 11:59 PM (CDT)

34

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.

He asks one of his new Christian students to stand and…..

Professor: You are a Christian, aren`t you, son?

Student : Yes, sir.

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student : Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student : Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn`t.
How is this God good then? Hmm?

(Student is silent.)

Prof: You can`t answer, can you? Let`s start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student :Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student : No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student : From…God…

Prof: That`s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student : Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn`t it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?

(Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?
All these terrible things exist in the world, don`t they?

Student :Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the
world around you. Tell me, son…Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student : No , sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God?
Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I`m afraid I haven`t.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says
your GOD doesn`t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Posted by Bach on October 3, 2004 at 12:01 AM (CDT)

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Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student : No sir. There isn`t.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat,
white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don`t have anything called cold.
We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can`t go
any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we
use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold.
Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)


Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn`t darkness?

Student : You`re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something.
You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light….But if you
have no light constantly, you have nothing and it`s called darkness, isn`t it?
In reality, darkness isn`t. If it were you would be able to make darkness
darker, wouldn`t you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality.
You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God.
You are viewing the concept of God as something finite,
something we can measure.
Sir, science can`t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism,
but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as
the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a
substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it.
Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a
monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

Posted by Bach on October 3, 2004 at 12:02 AM (CDT)

36

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the
argument is going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not
teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class is in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor`s brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor`s brain, felt it,
touched or smelt it?.....No one appears to have done so.
So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable
protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir.
With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face
unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you`ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student : That is it sir.. The link between man & god is FAITH.
That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

Posted by Bach on October 3, 2004 at 12:02 AM (CDT)

37

Mark, If you hate it so much, why have you spent so much time debating this topic? Don’t you think it’s time you moved on?

Posted by Bach on October 3, 2004 at 12:06 AM (CDT)

38

“The link between man & god is FAITH”

The link between man and santa is FAITH.

Posted by faith on October 3, 2004 at 8:24 AM (CDT)

39

“Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour”

This is patently false. To observe the fossile record as it progresses backwards through time to increasingly simpler and less divergent forms is to “see” evolution in action.

To breed several dozen generations of drosophilia fruit fly and observe the random, predictable mutation of their DNA and mitochondrial DNA at a molecular level is to observe “evolution” actually happening. That DNA is not going to spontaneously revert to its earlier, unmutated, less-evolved configuration. It is going to go on evolving, producing descendents some of which are more suited to varying environmental and predatory conditions. That is evolution witnessed first hand.

The rest of your plagiarised sermon is even more trite, and full of holes and relies too much on reductio ad absurdum arguments.

Posted by descent through modification on October 3, 2004 at 8:30 AM (CDT)

40

What does the abstract concept of “God” have to do with “The Bible”, a work of human literature? 

Religionists seem to like conflating the two, as if a logical argument for the existence of God leads directly to the conclusion that “The Bible” (works written by men and assembled and edited by government councils) is true.

Posted by Bob X. Gross on October 3, 2004 at 2:28 PM (CDT)

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