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About the Holy Bible

by Robert Green Ingersoll

I agree with the author on that somebody indeed ought to tell the truth about the Bible and, since, as the author put it, the preachers dare not, because they would be driven from their pulpits; professors in colleges dare not, because they would lose their salaries; politicians dare not, because they would be defeated; editors dare not, because they would lose subscribers; the merchants dare not, because they might lose customers ... I'm neither of those, and so I dare to say that to propagate this impetuous and baseless notion that every verse in the Bible is inspired by God is to insult God and to misguide the unwitting, and gravely at that. (After all, such gruesome acts like killing off children and blood sacrifice, that is, imputing the sins of the guilty to the innocent and then willfully killing the innocent for them is nether justice nor love, and hence, simply cannot be of God.) However, that's not to say that the Bible does not contain the precious pearls of wisdom; it's just that the pearls in it are buried in the swamp of dung and getting marred by it, and the spiritually ignorant either eat up the dung together with the pearls or dispose of both the pearls and the dung.

Reviewed on 2009.04.13

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