5th April 2008

“Before you offer commentary on Biblical stories, you should probably spend some time actually studying your Bible. Of course that can be dangerous to your Christian faith. Reading the Bible has probably produced more atheists than any other activity.”

Patrick Quigley

4 Responses to “5th April 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    “A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism.” Donald Morgan

  2. Critic Says:

    “A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism.”

    There can be no truer statement. If you have actually read the bible and still are a theist, you are deluding yourself.

  3. Terence Meaden Says:

    Critic: “If you have actually read the bible and still are a theist, you are deluding yourself.”

    . . . or you have an inadequate assembly of good working neuron circuits in the brain.
    Pure common sense is enough to spot most of the deficiencies in the bible’s utterances, to say nothing of its manifest falsehoods.

  4. Terence Meaden Says:

    Moreover, of the Jewish Bible and the Christians’ Old Testament Christopher Hitchens said:
    “In these books there are the warrants for genocide, for slavery, for the torture of children, for genital mutilation, for annexation, for rape and all the rest of it. It’s a very good thing that this is all man-made.” 2007.