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"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Tim. 3: 16). According to this verse, the bible is a divinely inspired moral guide. However, the critical analysis of Scripture that comprises the contents of this book clearly demonstrates that this claim is invalid for a number of reasons. For example, the multiple contradictions and absurdities contained in the bible confer an unreliability upon it that undermines its function as a guide for anything, let alone moral decision making. Furthermore, many of the ideas it promotes are actually spiritually harmful. And unless the misogyny, violence, intolerance, injustice and cruelty can be removed, then it is difficult to view the Scriptures as even remotely resembling an unassailable divine guide to ethical conduct. Moreover, the many errors that it contains, including those about the natural world, obviates the claim that the bible is divinely inspired. In the course of using the verses themselves in discussing such topics as biblical errancy, bible-based morality, the nature of the biblical god, the nature of a religion based on the bible, and the bible's stance on science, nature and truth, it will be shown that any belief that it is either divinely inspired or a trustworthy guide to right living is both misguided and delusional. In addition, the insights of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Feuerbach, Spinoza, Shakespeare, Euripides, Dostoyevsky, Camus, Sartre, Maugham, Augustine, Aquinas, Twain, Chaucer, Einstein, Freud, Ingersoll, Mencken, and others will be used to illuminate the true character of the bible, that it is a far more profane thansacred book.
 

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Dedication
6
Preface
8
Introduction
12
Biblical Errancy and Other Problems
22
Moving Decimal Points Mismatched Lists and Dead Cattle
23
Melting Snails and Other Absurdities
91
The Ravings of a Maniac
114
Behold I come quickly
119
Keep yourself from the Accursed Thing
194
Stoning the Ox
198
Such Language
203
The Biblical Nature of God
205
He loses a Wrestling Match
206
God is Love?
213
the Author of Calamity
218
Serious Flaws in the Character of the Biblical Jesus
221

Biblical Morality
131
Biblically Sanctioned Lying Killing and Stealing
132
the Prudent Slave Morality
135
Cruelty Mayhem Murder and Destruction
139
Affronts to Fairness and Decency
150
the Bitter Water Test
162
Sexual Ethics or the House of him that hath his Shoe Loosed
171
the Craving for a Community of Worship
182
Negative Depictions of Arabs and Jews
186
Cloven Footed Cud Chewers and Road Kill
191
the Contradiction of Polytheism and Monotheism
228
Believe or Be Damned
234
Salvation Damnation and the immortality of the Soul
247
The Passion Death and Resurrection of Christ
269
and the other Consequences
302
Phinehas Javelin Throw
317
Notes
335
Index
378
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