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Very much enjoyed this debate. The fact that a lot of christians do not actually read the bible but call themselves christians thinking that the bible is full of good moral teachings is what happened to me.

I was very suprised when i saw the excellent documentary 'The root of all evil' which quoted passages from the bible of god telling you to kill your brother, sister, son, daughter, wife and best friend. (deuteronomy 13 verse 7 - 12)

I grew up as a roman catholic and had no idea that these passages existed. I dug my old bible out and started reading from the beginning. By the time i had got to leviticus and deuteronomy with all the illogical stories, mass murder, rape, and genocide i had become an atheist.

The point i am trying to make is that the 2011 census and the mori poll shows that a lot of people out there are just like i was, so when we say you cannot get your moral guidence from the bible we need to quote the actuall passages to them, and tell them the chapter and verses if they dont believe you. Then when they look it up they will see it for themselves.

How can you get moral guidance from an ancient book that tells you to kill you family, murder everyone in a city, rape your enemies daughters, keep slaves and beat them, etc, etc.

How can a school that teaches that belief in the christian god and jesus is the only way to heaven and everlasting life and that all other beliefs lead to gods torture chamber called hell be a good thing to teach children? Likewise, if a child is born into the muslim faith and decides to leave it when he is older he is called an apostate and is faced with death in many countries according to islamic law.

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:50:40 UTC | #921610