The Bible

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What Bruce says about the Bible
What Richard Dawkins says about the Bible
Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
Direct Biblical Contradictions:
Killing is easy when you’re a god
Immoral Bible verses!
Only a vicious God could do these things
Murder, rape and pillage of the Midianites
David’s Punishment (really, really sick)
More Rappings and Sex Slaves
Ridiculous Verses concerning the ‘nature’ of God


From Bruce

I believe, like so many other Bible-read unbelievers, that anyone who really explores the horrible cruelties, inconsistencies and contradictions of the Bible will probably lose their faith or at least not believe in the literal Bible. I doubt many Christians even want to take that chance. But why believe in a book you truly haven’t read clearly?

There are simply too many verses that have no rational explanations even from apologists. I have read the Bible and it amazes me on how religious people can call this a ‘good’ or ‘moral’ book. It surely is NOT nor is it divinely inspired. one common explanation of the immoral passages is that we (atheists) are not read in it in context – but in what context is is right to kill or harm others? As a recent billboard said, “With Religion, Everything Is Permissible”.  and if apologists can explain why it is right to harm others, doesn’t this promote the idea that we to, in this modern society, can do harm to others and have our action be absolved by a deity?

One reason Christians and Catholics do not understand how errant the bible really is – is the fact that many contradictions are in different books. It’s only until you see the contradictions side-by-side that they are apparent. Christians – I simply challenge you to read your own book with some critical thinking.  don’t believe everything because some Bible authority has told you everything is true even before you examine it.   You will see the thousands of direct and in irrefutable contradictions in the Bible. There are even ‘non-quotes’ which quotes verses of the Bible that are not even in the Bible! (buy and read ‘The encyclopedia of Biblical Erances’ by McKinsey) It is important to know that the Bible commands that it’s believers study the bible COMPLETELY and to ‘test everything’.

I find it very odd that when I mention the atrocities of the Bible to Christians, they ignore it or do not want to study it. Maybe they think that I am an atheist that I am trying to deceive them.   It is as if quoting their unholy book will take them away from their faith.

There are too numerous contradictions in the Bible to mention here, so the only thing I can do is quote other great bible websites that show much more information. Enjoy!

What Richard Dawkins says about the Bible:

“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticide, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

Direct Biblical Contradictions:See these links for contradictions you might be surprised to see:

Really Bad Bible Verses:

God threatened to force disobedient people into having adulterous sex: “This is what the Lord says: “Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight.” (2 Sam. 12:11)

Only a really evil god could do these things:

“God” slaughtered innocent babies because of Pharaoh’s stubbornness: “At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.” (Exod. 12:29)?? “God” had babies dashed to pieces and pregnant women ripped open: “The people of

“God” had babies dashed to pieces and pregnant women ripped open: “The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.” (Hosea 13:16)??”

God” wanted children to be murdered as human sacrifices: “I let them become defiled through their gifts – the sacrifice of every firstborn – that I might fill them with horror so they would know that I am the Lord.” (Ezek. 20:26)??

“God” threatened to have innocent children be devoured by wild animals: “I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted.” (Lev. 26:22)??

“God” threatened to have children cannibalized: “If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.” (Lev. 26:27-29)??

“God” ordered the genocide of women, children and babies: “Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”” (1 Sam. 15:2-3)?

?”God” aborted fetuses and murdered children in answer to the prophet Hosea’s prayer: “Give them, O Lord – what will you give them? Give them wombs that miscarry …. Ephraim is blighted, their root is withered, they yield no fruit. Even if they bear children, I will slay their cherished offspring.” (Hosea 9:14-16)??

“God” murdered a baby because of David’s adultery: “Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the Lord show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.” (2 Sam. 12:13-14)??”

God” ordered people to kill their brothers, friends and neighbors: “Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the

camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.'” (Exod. 32:27)

Murder, rape, and pillage at Jabesh-gilead (Judges 21:10-24 NLT)

So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin.” Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel. So the Israelite leaders asked, “How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God’s curse.”

Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem. They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, “Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, ‘Please be understanding. Let them have your daughters, for we didn’t find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'” So the men of Benjamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

Obviously these women were repeatedly raped. These sick bastards killed and raped an entire town and then wanted more virgins, so they hid beside the road to kidnap and rape some more. How can anyone see this as anything but evil?

More Murder, Rape and Pillaging: (Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men. All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder. They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived. After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp. But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle. “Why have you let all the women live?” he demanded. “These are the very ones who followed Balaam’s advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD’s people. Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man. Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

Clearly Moses and God approves of rape of virgins.

More Murder Rape and Pillage (Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace. If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor. But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town. When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.
What kind of God approves of murder, rape, and slavery?

Laws of Rape (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NAB)
If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father. Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.
What kind of lunatic would make a rape victim marry her attacker? Answer: God.

Death to the Rape Victim (Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)
If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.
It is clear that God doesn’t give a damn about the rape victim. He is only concerned about the violation of another mans “property”.

David’s Punishment – Polygamy, Rape, Baby Killing, and God’s “Forgiveness” (2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB)

Thus says the Lord: ‘I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives [plural] while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight. You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about in the presence of all Israel, and with the sun looking down.’
Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan answered David: “The Lord on his part has forgiven your sin: you shall not die. But since you have utterly spurned the Lord by this deed, the child born to you must surely die.” [The child dies seven days later.]

This has got to be one of the sickest quotes of the Bible. God himself brings the completely innocent rape victims to the rapist. What kind of pathetic loser would do something so evil? And then he kills a child! This is sick, really sick!

Rape of Female Captives (Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NLT)

Suppose you go to war against your enemies and the LORD your God hands them over to you and you take captives. And suppose you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you are attracted to her and want to marry her. If this happens, you may take her to your home, where she must shave her head, cut her fingernails, and change all her clothes. Then she must remain in your home for a full month, mourning for her father and mother. After that you may marry her. But if you marry her and then decide you do not like her, you must let her go free. You may not sell her or treat her as a slave, for you have humiliated her.
Once again God approves of forcible rape.

Rape and the Spoils of War ( Judges 5:30 NAB)
They must be dividing the spoils they took: there must be a damsel or two for each man, Spoils of dyed cloth as Sisera’s spoil, an ornate shawl or two for me in the spoil. (Judges 5:30 NAB)

Sex Slaves (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)
When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

God Assists Rape and Plunder (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB)
Lo, a day shall come for the Lord when the spoils shall be divided in your midst. And I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle: the city shall be taken, houses plundered, women ravished; half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be removed from the city. (Zechariah 14:1-2 NAB) _______________________________________________________________

< Killing is easy when you’re a god

One of my favorite reasons why the Bible is so unjust is the killings – over 371,000 by god alone and another 1.8 million by his believers. Why did God kill and command to kill so many sinners if they were going to eternal hell anyway?

God killed a man for failing to get his brother’s wife pregnant: “He spilled his semen on the ground. What he did was wicked in the Lord’s sight; so he put him to death also.” (Gen. 38:9-10)

“Kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man” (Num. 31:17)

“Put to death men and women, children and infants” (1 Sam. 15:2-3)

“He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded.” (Josh. 10:40)

“Slaughter old men, young men and maidens, women and children” (Ezek. 9:6)

“Like a lion I will devour them.” (Hosea 13:8)

“Go back and forth killing your brother and friend and neighbor” (Exod. 32:27)

“Pursue, kill and completely destroy them.” (Jer. 50:21)

“Do not leave alive anything that breathes” (Deut. 20:16)

“I will wipe humankind ..from the face of the earth.” (Gen. 6:7)

“Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them.” (Num. 25:16-17)
See this great site for the most unjust killings by the Bible’s God

Ridiculous verses concerning the nature of “God”

The sight of crap turns God away: “Cover up your excrement so that God will not turn away from you.” (Deut. 12-14)

A burning bull carcass is a pleasing odor to God: “The priest is to burn all of the bull on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.” (Lev. 1:9)

God awoke like a man from a drunken stupor: “Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a man wakes from the stupor of wine.” (Psalm 78:65)

A man struggled with and overcame God: “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but

Israel , because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” (Gen. 32:24-28)

God searched the animal kingdom for a partner for Adam: “So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.” (Gen. 2:20)

Abraham ate pancakes with God: “The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees … So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah. “Quick,” he said, “get three seahs of fine flour and knead it and bake some bread.” … While they ate, he stood near them under a tree.” (Gen. 18:1-8)