The Bible unmasked –Bible passages considered immoral by today’s theologians and secularists:
2 Timothy 3:16-17: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
The immoral god verses the moral modern-man:
I don’t really understand the mentality of the believers, they claim their god is all-good, moral, just and pure, then they rush to defend of the atrocities (as described in the bible)committed by god. If something is true, then it doesn’t need to be defended. Doesn’t the Bible have to be able to stand on its own at some point if it is truly that which possesses greatest authority? Doesn’t that strike any nerve in them, how can this ungodly homo sapiens guided by their own sense of empathy able to elevate to the current principles of morality and justice, which is far more superior and moral than the biblical god? How come we are far more moral, decent, peaceful, and compassionate than this god?
“Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be a true system.” – Thomas Paine.
Nobody can excuse any leader who commits mass murder, nor would anyone excuse the racism or supremacy notion of one group against the others, nor would anyone accept the innocents to be collectively punished for the sins of the guilty few, nor would anyone find murder as a justified punishment for those who disobey any rule, there are other effective methods which are far more rational and peaceful !!….so why should we excuse the immorality and cruelty of the biblical god? Why should we accept the words of a cruel, vengeful, intolerant, hatful and merciless god? In fact those same features aren’t godly, they are the same features that illustrates the mentality of the people who lived between 1000 BCE and 135 CE (the time span when the bible was written). Those people lead a tribal lifestyle; which is based on the ideological tribal mentality -“you’re either for us or against us”, i.e. they were only loving and understanding towards their own members who hsare the same values and priciples, at the same time they’re intolerant towards outsiders, during the era merciless acts of war and massacres against outsiders was justified, its was regarded as an act of defence needed for the survival of their own people.
Clearly the biblical god didn’t deliver anything more unique or superior; the bible-writers just re-preached the norms of the people back then, but in a more poetic way. Similarly to the teachings of the Islamic god which reflects the social norms and the mentality of the its writers being the Arabians living in the 7th centenary.
Some believers have also acknowledged this fact; the most famous is Bishop John Shelby Spong: who is a liberal Christian theologian:
Quote by Bishop John Shelby Spong: The problem with the Old and New Testaments is that they are both dated pieces of literature that reflect the values and mores of those who wrote them between 1000 BCE and 135 CE. Many passages in the Old Testament reflect a tribal mentality that portrays God as hating everyone the people of Israel hated. It also portrays God as killing the firstborn male in every household in Egypt on the night of the Passover; justifies the institution of slavery (except for fellow Jews) and defines women as the property of men. Note that even the Ten Commandments exhort us “not covet our neighbor’s house, his wife, his slaves, his ox, his ass, etc.” The neighbor is clearly a male, and the things that we are forbidden to covet are all male possessions. These Hebrew Scriptures, however, also define God as love, justice and as a universal being. In the portrait of the “Servant” in Isaiah 40-55 the Hebrew Scriptures portray human life as capable of giving itself away and even of acting in such a way as to draw the pain out of others, absorb it and return it as love. The New Testament portrays Paul as believing that slavery is good if it is kind. Paul also reveals attitudes toward women that are today deeply embarrassing: “I forbid a woman to have authority over a man.” “Women should keep quiet in church.”
The following is list of cruel, absurd, primitive and abhorrent verses in the Bible:
More to read:
- Murder in the bible: http://www.evilbible.com/Murder.htm
- Slavery in the bible: http://www.evilbible.com/Slavery.htm
- Rape in the bible: http://www.evilbible.com/Rape.htm
- Ritual human sacrifices: http://www.evilbible.com/Ritual_Human_Sacrifice.htm
- The transferability of sin: Punishing the innocent for the sins of the guilty: http://www.religioustolerance.org/sin_trans.htm
- Complete list of cruelty and violence in the bible (1198 verses): http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/cruelty/long.html