Religious zealots tell us that the Bible is proof of God. This is just plain false. The bible is merely an assertion that God exists, but provides no proof. If it can be said that the Bible is the proof of God, then it can also be said that Charles Darwin's book On The Origin Of Species, is proof of evolution.

The Bible is an ancient novel chock-full of nudity, sex, murder, rape, genocide, patricide, fratricide, homicide, bestiality, seduction, drinking, cruelty, homosexuality, socialism, magic, witchcraft, wizardry, child and animal sacrifice, prostitution, swearing, lying, cheating, stealing, sexism, misogyny, adultery, polygamy, concubinage, superstition, idolatry, gambling, beatings, maimings, stabbings, testicle-crushing, and really bad morals. As if it didn't already contain enough bad* stuff to get it banned a thousand times over, the wretched book promotes slavery, telling you exactly who you can keep as slaves, and just how severely you can beat them. How cool is that?

There are a multitude of different bibles and all are considered the inerrant word of God.

If it often read to children on Sunday.

The Pentateuch is the collection of the first five books of the Bible, from Genesis to Deuteronomy. This section covers the time between the creation of the universe and Israel's entrance into the Promised Land.

If it doesn't say what one wants to hear, therefore it's

  • out of context.
  • mistranslated.
  • misunderstood.
  • not guided by the Holy Spirit.
  • a deliberate attempt to mislead us by the Adversary.
  • an atheist/communist lie.

Mix and match any or all of the above to taste.

When a christian says they only follow the NT, they are not just throwing out Noah & the ark, they are also throwing out Adam & Eve, the Garden of Eden, Original Sin, Sodom & Gomorrah, Moses & the Exodus, the ten commandments and all the "prophecies" of a messiah. They are throwing out the entire reason god needed to send Jesus to die for the sins of mankind. Without the OT, the entire purpose of the NT doesn't exist.

No, that just isn't how any of this works. If the bible is word & commands of a god, then it is ALL the word & commands of a god, and no mere human should have the audacity to throw ANY of it out. Take it all, or NONE of it matters.

We must keep children from learning Bible stories. Teaching children Bible is Child Abuse.

The Bible is full of Rape, Misogyny, Genocide, Slavery, Torture, Humiliation and other things that are very traumatizing for children to learn about. It is even worse for them to internalize these messages of self-hatred, shame over sexuality however expressed, hatred and domination of women...

This is child abuse to expose children to this material. The Bible should be considered "adults only" and any church with a Sunday School needs to be sued for child endangerment and spiritual rape.

The Bible consistently teaches an authoritarian model of the universe that you cannot question, where the group identity and conformance to that belief system is more important than attachment to reality and the ultimate goal is the destruction of this world and the overwhelming majority of the people on it, with a chosen few selected by the authoritarian to be rewarded with favor and the out group is cursed with eternal suffering.

Despite having a lot of influence on history and literature, the bible is a completely worthless book. As a guide, it fails on virtually every single level. All of the value the bible does have is totally independent of any actual content.

The bible fails as a:

  1. Moral guide. Actually the bible is quite immoral, endorsing genocide, slavery, a property-based view of rape, sexism, misogyny, xenophobia, child sexual and physical abuse and eternal torment for all who reject its falsehoods.

  2. Historical guide. All of the stories related in the book, i.e. the exodus, the conquest of Canaan, the united monarchy, the life and miracles of Jesus are fiction.

  3. Scientific guide. The bible is actually pre-scientific, with all of its authors--including those immersed in Hellenistic culture--believing the world is supported by four pillars and surrounded by a dome protecting the terrestrial surface from the waters above.

  4. Reliable guide to the life and opinions of its purported authors. This is because of the book's many pseudepigraphical issues. Often the traditional authorship designates the authorship of many anonymous scribes.

  5. The bible is quite literally a piece of garbage, worth less than toilet paper, although it is the object of near idolatrous worship by deluded Christians. This isn't to say the bible doesn't have any value, considered as a physical object, but that whatever value it does have is extrinsic i.e. related to its compositional structure and textual transmission.

The bible is a rape manual and any Christian who defends it is a pro-rape advocate. Far from being some kind of magical shield that protects women from sexual violence, bible-based Christianity increases a woman's likelihood of being raped.

Far from condemning rape, the bible specifies under what conditions a man is allowed to rape. For example, a man is allowed to rape female prisoners of war (Deut. 21:10-14); his own female slaves (Ex. 21:7-11) and unmarried virgins, provided he pays a fine to her father and marries her after he rapes her (Deut. 22: 28-29). The bible lays out in some detail what a man is to do in these situations. This makes the bible a pro-rape instruction manual. Any Christian who sees this legislation as the commands of an objectively moral god must be written off as a pro-rape advocate.

Further, following a bible-based Christianity places women at significant risk of rape. The bible commands women to submit to their husbands, as if they were chattel property (Eph. 5:22). In another passage, after women are advised to be in "subjection" to their own husbands, husbands are asked to respect their wives, despite their mental and physical inferiority (as weaker vessels 1 Pet. 3:1-7). At 1 Tim. 2:11-15, women's inferior position to man is justified, in part, because of Eve's role as temptress in the garden of Eden.

These patriarchal values of total female submission and male hierarchical dominance, informed by an ideology of female inferiority, are what places women at increased risk of sexual violence. If a woman is expected to submit to her husband and be saved through childbearing, she cannot be raped. Nor can she complain to the relevant authorities because the bible categorically denies the equality of the sexes. Instead, from a biblical perspective, women are seen as breeding stock with no voice of their own.

Christianity doesn't protect women; it dehumanizes them.

You are automatically morally superior to the Judeo-Christian god if you are opposed to sexism, patriarchy, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, property-based rape, slavery, infanticide and genocide.

The bible not only encourages, but endorses misogyny, sexism, patriarchy, xenophobia, homophobia, property-based rape, slavery, infanticide and genocide. We are morally superior to the Judeo-Christian god if we can agree that all of the aforementioned moral failings are actual moral failings and that these moral failings are always wrong and immoral.

If the Judeo-Christian god were really omniscient and omnibenevolent he would have created a world where none of these moral failings exist. Instead he created a world where all of them are allowed to proliferate unchecked. This makes the Judeo-Christian god a supremely evil being, rather than a supremely good one. Fortunately he doesn't exist.

The Bible: Slavery Is Good. Gays Are Bad. Snakes Talk

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