About the Holy Bible

About the Holy Bible

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About the Holy Bible by Robert Green Ingersoll

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About the Holy Bible

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Somebody ought to tell the truth about the Bible. 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. They would be defeated. Editors dare not. They would lose subscribers. Merchants dare not, because they might lose customers. Men of fashion dare not, fearing that they would lose caste. Even clerks dare not, because they might be discharged. And so I thought I would do it myself.

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hem all into the lions' den.

"And the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces, or ever they came at the bottom of the pit."

What had the wives and little children done? How had they offended King Darius, the believer in Jehovah? Who protected Daniel? Jehovah! Who failed to protect the innocent wives and children? Jehovah!

THE STORY OF JOSEPH.

Pharaoh had a dream, and this dream was interpreted by Joseph.

According to this interpretation there was to be in Egypt seven years of plenty, followed by seven years of famine. Joseph advised Pharaoh to buy all the surplus of the seven plentiful years and store it up against the years of famine.

Pharaoh appointed Joseph as his minister or agent, and ordered him to buy the grain of the plentiful years.

Then came the famine. The people came to the king for help. He told them to go to Joseph and do as he said.

Joseph sold corn to the Egyptians until all their money was gone -- until he had

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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.
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I don't know, I'm not christian but I can't also judge Christianity from this book.

In general it sounds convincing to a non-christian, but I can't rely on it.
I haven't read much of this book, but from what I have read, it leaves me wondering how bright the author was, or what his motives were. Sure I'm a Christian and I believe the Bible, so I was already biased against this book, but I could hardly even consider it a threat to Christianity, except maybe to those who are looking hard for ways to excuse themselves from following the teachings in the Bible. The arguments are in many cases quite weak, and there is a lack of understanding about the early ages etc.