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Everyone knows the John quote. I'll admit I had to look up Corinthians. I have no idea why you think it's important. This paean to god heralds his wisdom and omniscience--something that is laughably absent from the book as a whole. Do you think a wise god would mandate a stoning death for someone picking up firewood on the Sabbath? That's ridiculous, of course, as is god's bewilderment in front of the much wiser Abraham under the oaks.

When read as a whole, the Bible makes no sense at all--which I think you have proved by citing two nonsensical passages without reference to all of the nastiness and hate coming from the god of Abraham. Did he really order the Israelites to bash the head of the Canaanite babies on the rocks? That's really wise, isn't it.

The point here is that if you want to believe that the Bible is the word of God (a concept I find worse than just silly) you have to own the whole damned thing, not just two passages, or forty passages, but all of it. This you cannot do, because taken as a whole, it stinks to high heaven (PTP).

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:40:27 UTC | #951290