Object 1: The Bible
May 27, 2021
The Bible is a group of religious texts of Judaism or Christianity which includes laws, stories, prayers, songs, and wise words.
The Bible would be educative for the exhibition as they determine and encourage people’s beliefs as well, by feeding their followers knowledge, leading them to form a belief and have their own opinions on what is written in these texts.
Religion is formed around belief and each individual person tends to have different opinions and beliefs based on the knowledge they have consumed from their religion and the texts within. Religious knowledge is second-hand knowledge that has been passed through generations in different interpretations of the text or educators’ interpretation of the texts. This means that depending on where followers learn their knowledge from, each persons ‘knowledge’ on their religion varies, and each person will therefore have different beliefs and opinions based on what they think to be knowledge, but is actually an interpretation on someone else’s beliefs, that leads someone else to consume that as knowledge.
The reason that, probably, the biggest debate on this Earth whether God is real or not, is because we have no proof of anything that happened before we existed. Stories have been passed on through millennials and can easily be altered by one person, and changed for the rest of the world.
Furthermore, each individual will have a different view on whether what is said in the bible contains belief, knowledge or opinion.
Generally speaking, people who belong to a religion, will interpret what is said in the bible as knowledge because they believe that what is said in the bible is simply facts. Whereas, people who may not belong to a particular religion might interpret the bible as belief and opinion. Because they think that believing what happened in the bible is what you believe to be true and everybody has their own opinion on religion. Due to the information not able to be proven, you can’t consider it as knowledge because it’s not 100%.