Started by Susan, August 30, 2022, 04:40:39 AM
Quote from: Susan on August 30, 2022, 04:40:39 AMIs it really undeniable that there are at least a dozen contradictions in the Bible?
QuoteFrom Deuteronomy 20:10 When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.11 If they accept and open their gates, all the people in it shall be subject to forced labor and shall work for you.12 If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city.13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it.14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies.15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.16 However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.17 Completely destroy  them--the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites--as the LORD your God has commanded you.18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the LORD your God.19
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on August 30, 2022, 11:54:13 AMThe rainfall for the Biblical Flood and the resulting devastation of the Earth should be enough for reasonable people to chuckle and toss.
Quote from: Luther Martini on August 30, 2022, 01:09:20 PMOne way to view the bible is that it is a manual for cafeteria style morality, in that you can pick and choose from the myriad of contradicting verses to find justification for whatever detestable behavior in which one chooses to engage. One of my faves is in the book of Deuteronomy where in chapter 5, you will find the 10 commandments, given by god to the Israelites, among which are rules prohibiting killing, adultery, and stealing. Then, in chapter 20, god gives the same group of people permission to go into the land of the unbelieving scum who don't believe in their god, and kill, rape, enslave, and plunder. And, best of all, god instructs them to completely annihilate those same unbelievers who inhabit of the land that he has given them. Holy shit! Praise the lord and pass the ammunition -- or better yet ... don't, and recognize this book of mythology as the bullshit propaganda that it is.
Quote from: Blackleaf on August 30, 2022, 04:47:35 PMThe pure nerve it takes for God to command the Israelites to do all these awful things to their neighbors, and then justify it by saying, "If you don't, they'll teach you to do bad thing." Dafuq? YOU'RE teaching them to do detestable things!
QuoteThe Indians in this Part of America appear to have been some of the least improved of the humanSpecies, without any Learning or Knowledge in any of the politer Arts of Life, even without Iron and theImprovements which depend on that. The strange Destruction of this People, now since the Wars ceased,and within Memory, is very remarkable. Their insuperable Aversion to the English industry and Way ofLife, the Alteration from the Indian Method of living, their Laziness, and their universal Love of StrongDrink, have swept them away, in a wonderful Manner. So that there are now above twenty English to oneIndian in the Colony. Their few miserable Remainders are left as Monuments of the Anger of a righteousGod, and for our Warning & Instruction. . . .And this brings me now at last, to the Remarks I promised at the Beginning. AndI. The first is, The wonderful and unsearchable Providence of GOD in the whole Affair of driving outthe Natives and planting Colonies of Europeans, and Churches of Christians, in the Place of Heathenismand Barbarity. . . .The Discovery and the Conquest of America, with the amazing Desolations wrought therein, appear amore remarkable Event than any other in all profane History since the universal Deluge. A new World, asit was justly called, discovered to the other, or rather to Europe, and all its Riches and Glory overturned,and given away to another People; and the Aboriginal Natives, by Famine, Sword and Pestilence,destroyed, and wasted away by Millions throughout all America! Who can tell how, or how long it hadbeen inhabited; and by what a Series of Iniquity, it was ripe for such a fearful Desolation, such an utterDestruction! . . .Moreover, as these People came not here for Plunder, which drew over the Spaniards to the South-ward, neither did they settle themselves by Force or by their own Might; but GOD was pleased to makeready a Place prepared as an Asylum for them. And since he has wonderfully driven out and consumedthe Natives by his devouring Judgments, their Sins have proved their Punishment, and their detestableVices have drawn on those mortal Sicknesses which have wasted away all within the English Pale; but afew embraced Christianity or who, by submitting to the English Power, remains the Memorials of thesewonderful Events.–Rev. John Callender, An Historical Discourse on the Civil and Religious Affairs of the Colony ofRhode-Island and Providence Plantations in New-England in America,1739, excerpts