11th August 2008

“Our Bible reveals to us the character of our god with minute and remorseless exactness. It is perhaps the most damnatory biography that exists in print anywhere.”

Mark Twain1835 – 1910

4 Responses to “11th August 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    Oscar Wilde wrote that compared with the contents of the bible he despaired of being able to write anything so horrible and awful that could compete with it. I cannot find the exact quotation at this moment, so here is one from Richard Dawkins:

    “The god of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, blood thirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniac, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. Those of us schooled from infancy in his ways can become desensitized to their horror. A naïf blessed with the perspective of innocence has a clearer perception.” Richard Dawkins. The God Delusion. p.31.

  2. Chris Says:

    Yes, when we sit around as a family doing atheist readings from the book of Dawkins, that is a real crowd pleaser. I like Hitchens’ simple question “What if it were true?” Shudder…

  3. Hypatia Says:

    Talking of sitting around doing family readings did anyone see “Make me a Christian” on Channel 4 last night?

    Reality TV tosh mostly – but provided chilling insight into the way that Evangelicals look for personal issues and vulnerabilities and exploit them mercilessly. One women clearly needed help with several problems – but she needed a psychiatrist rather than a priest.

  4. Renshia Says:

    “I like Hitchens’ simple question “What if it were true?” Shudder…”
    Then the pig..god would have a lot of crap to answer for, not the least of which would be…. Why are you such a hypocrite??