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Holy Bible by Anonymous
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Feb 13, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: the-other-side

Filled with historic and scientific inaccuracies, this book has been cherry-picked and reinterpreted for millennia to support whatever morality its readers chose to draw from it.

Slavery (Leviticus 25:44-46) and Polygamy (all-throughout the first half), background themes of the first half, depicted as a normal part of life are never questioned as immoral. Yet believers in the modern narrative of this book find these things deplorable while lacking any ability to reasonably demonstrate why these things are not okay while things like wearing mixed fabrics are (Deuteronomy 22:11).

The following passage demonstrates the king of deplorable and immoral behavior not just permitted, but directly planned, by the childish and maleficent protagonist "Yahweh."

Leviticus 25:44-46
44 And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have—from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves. 45 Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property. 46 And you may take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them as a possession; they shall be your permanent slaves. But regarding your brethren, the children of Israel, you shall not rule over one another with rigor.

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