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Why I Am An Agnostic

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,777 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 2,706
Added to site: 2008.09.30
mnybks.net#: 22180
Genres: Religion, Essays
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tament. A really civilized man, a really civilized woman, must hold such a God in abhorrence and contempt.

But in the old days the good people justified Jehovah in his treatment of the heathen. The wretches who were murdered were idolaters and therefore unfit to live.

According to the Bible, God had never revealed himself to these people and he knew that without a revelation they could not know that he was the true God. Whose fault was it then that they were heathen?

The Christians said that God had the right to destroy them because he created them. What did he create them for? He knew when he made them that they would be food for the sword. He knew that he would have the pleasure of seeing them murdered.

As a last answer, as a final excuse, the worshipers of Jehovah said that all these horrible things happened under the "old dispensation" of unyielding law, and absolute justice, but that now under the "new dispensation," all had been changed -- the sword of justice had been sheath

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