You may be interested in the following lengthy list of Bible verses compiled and paraphrased by renowned freethinker Barbara G. Walker:
1. KILLING. (AS IN “THOU SHALT NOT”…???)
The biblical god personally kills a total of 371,186 people, not counting his slaughter of every living thing in Genesis 7. The biblical god also orders the killing of a total of 1,862,265.
Gen 22:2 – God accepts human sacrifices (including that of Jesus, later).
Ex 12:29 – God kills all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.
Ex 15:3 – God is a god of war.
Ex 21:15, 17 – Anyone who strikes or curses a parent must be killed.
Ex 22:18 – Every witch must be killed.
Ex 22:19, 20 – You must kill anyone who “lieth with a beast,” or who worships any god other than Yahweh.
Ex 31:15 – Anyone who works on the Sabbath must be killed.
Lev 20:10, 13, 27 – You must kill adulterers, homosexuals, wizards and spirit mediums.
Lev 21:9 – Any priest’s daughter who fornicates must be burned alive.
Lev 24:16 – Blasphemers must be killed.
Num 16:27-33 – God caused the whole tribe of Korah — men, women, and children — to be buried alive.
Num 21:3 – God caused the destruction of all the Canaanites.
Num 31:7-35 – God orders Moses to kill the Midianites, making sure to slaughter not only the men but also the boys and females, except for the 32,000 virgin girls.
(the virgin girls were saved for the soldier killers, by God’s command-Samuel Butler)
While we are on the subject of religion, to be fair, I must add for balance purposes: The Bible is not peaceful. The Koran is not peaceful. The Buddhists in Tibet were not peaceful, the Mormons: “Slit their Throats”-said Brigham Young… A rabbi said “a million Arabs are not worth one Jewish fingernail”.
The above said, let us move BEYOND ALL RELIGION, allowing the brilliant beacon of peace and truth to illuminate the world bringing love, tolerance and healing to all.
For another SHOCKER:
HOW CHRISTIANITY WAS INVENTED IN 325 A.D. for political purposes.
Other pre-nicene “Early Christian” (Gnostic?) writings disagreed with each other, were riddled with conflict and forgeries, and had questionable and confusing timing and origins. They were not coherent enough for an organized religion. So the myth of Mithra, the Persian Savior God, was chosen by Emperor Constantine and Bishop Eusebius (“the first thoroughly dishonest historian of antiquity”) as the model to create the new religion , Christianity.
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Christianity is a copycat religion created by Emperor Constantine (for political purposes) based upon a myth (The Persian savior god Mithra, crucified 600 B.C. ? 400 B.C.?), which was based on other similar myths, all the way back to Chrishna of India (a mythical god that some claim was “crucified” around 1200 B.C.). There were 16 mythical crucifixions before Christ. The belief in the crucifixion of Gods was prevalent in various oriental or heathen countries long prior to the reported crucifixion of Christ. Of the 16 crucifixions, most were born of a virgin and about half of them on December 25th.
There were too many religions in Rome in 325 A.D. A Council was called in an endeavor to amalgamate the many religions of the Roman Empire into one. Christianity plagiarized older myths and legends historicized to suit the Roman Catholic Church while combining the numerous religions existing at the time (Krishna, Horus, Mithraism, Osirian, Isis, and many other mystery religions). For unity and to stop all the conflicts between the numerous religions…
Christianity was INVENTED.
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