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Dan Savage Savages the Bible, Christianity, and the Pope (Part II)

quincyadams Wrote: May 07, 2012 8:24 AM
The Torah doesnt tell you to kill unbelievers. If that were true,we'd have Jewish terrorists running around blowing up people. We don't
tmerkle Wrote: Jun 02, 2012 12:44 AM
Both the old testament (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 for just one of numerous examples) and the new testament (Revelations, anyone??!) feature mass murders of nonbelievers.

If the Bible is “a radically pro-slavery document” (Dan Savage), how is it that Christians who successfully fought for the abolition of slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries based their opposition to slavery on that very same Bible? The answer is simple: The Bible is actually not “a radically pro-slavery document.”

According to Savage (following atheist Sam Harris), “the Bible got the easiest moral question that humanity has ever faced wrong. Slavery! What’re the odds that the Bible got something as complicated as human sexuality wrong? 100% percent.”

To be candid, it’s easy to see where Savage and Harris are...