New PDF release: About the Holy Bible

By Robert G. Ingersoll

The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll via the geared up Christian Church from the instant he made his first statement from the pulpit. And, despite their unanimous rejection, his phrases survive via at the present time. As proven during this textual content his prose was once terse, biting, slicing and somewhat boastful for he felt it was once his function to carry the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra reasonable realm. Deemed as being written enormous quantities of years after the very fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of people stories that have been passed down through a handful of people that, for his or her personal solidarity and significance, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no medical facts that his statements have validity (other than easy logic) he asks the questions that experience brought on the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo even though Darwin through...

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The king passed a bad night. The next morning he went to the den and cried out to Daniel. Daniel answered and told the king that God had sent his angel and shut the mouths of the lions. Daniel was taken out alive and well, and the king was converted and believed in Daniel's God. Darius, being then a believer in the true God, sent for the men who had accused Daniel, and for their wives and their children, and cast them all into the lions' den. " What had the wives and little children done? How had they offended King Darius, the believer in Jehovah?

Was Jehovah god or devil? Why should we place Jehovah above all the gods? Has man in his ignorance and fear ever imagined a greater monster? Have the barbarians of any land, in any time, worshiped a more heartless god? Brahma was a thousand times nobler, and so was Osiris and Zeus and Jupiter. So was the supreme god of the Aztecs, to whom they offered only the perfume of flowers. The worst god of the Hindus, with his necklace of skulls and his bracelets of living snakes, was kind and merciful compared with Jehovah.

If they wrote what they knew to be false, they were not inspired. If what they wrote is untrue, whether they knew it or not, they were not inspired. At that time it was believed that palsy, epilepsy, deafness, insanity and many other diseases were caused by devils; that devils took possession of and lived in the bodies of men and women. Christ believed this, taught this belief to others, and pretended to cure diseases by casting devils out of the sick and insane. We know now, if we know anything, that diseases are not caused by the presence of devils.

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