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Should The Bible Be Taught To Children?

(tip to Dale)

Old Question, easy answer, which is why when 14 year olds actually do their reading, it never ends well for the Sunday school teacher. I suppose it might be complicated from a literary perspective, but it is simple from a moral and religious perspective.

Unless they have stamped the following on the inside cover: "Hey girls, being sold into slavery is wrong, even when your dad follows all God's rules for doing so. Also, don't let anyone tell you that God ordered your rape, and that makes it ok."

The real question is, what the heck do they edit out of these bibles to make them kid friendly if they leave in all the slavery and the public raping of women and children?

Tim Minchin - The Good Book



(tip to Pedantsareus)

God's Word

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Maddow: Christian Ignorance Revives Discrimination in Virginia

Morality Without God


(tip to Josh H)

Bart Ehrman - The Bible, a Big Fat Lie


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  • American Street » Blog Archive » Does John McCain own the Washington Post or just their gonads?
    I think it’s the responsibility of the media to point out where candidates have changed positions, but today’s effort to do so looks like it was authored by the disgraced Karl Rove. First, it was titled to suggest Obama was a hypocrite, but the article also lists Clinton’s inconsistencies. Apparently John McCain has been a model of integrity and truthtelling because he’s not even mentioned in this too obviously partisan slash and burn attack. The WaPo writer - whose byline is deliberately excluded to protect the reputation of the propaganda pusher - represents ‘balance’ as it exists in a soul that’s obviously owned by the GOP.
  • denialism blog : Mormons Troubled By Spotlight
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  • Ripping into the Bible by Maggie Ardiente
    This book has halted the intellectual advancement of humankind for centuries. But now I am free from its grasp, so I am free to do this. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word became kindling. (At this point, Campbell starts to tear the pages.) This book is not holy. It was written by a bunch of old, smelly Mesopotamians with sand in their [expletive]. Now, will anyone come up here with me to testify, and kick Jesus out of your heart? (No response from the students.) Well, I guess I’m surrounded by a bunch of superstitious, simple-minded ignoramuses.
  • Leslie Griffith | US Quietly Breaks UN Treaty
    On Friday, at a United Nations meeting in Geneva, the United States broke a series of legal promises. Keeping those promises would have proved extremely embarrassing to the United States government by pointing out that human rights abuses are being committed here at home and at US military installations abroad.
  • Prozac, used by 40m people, does not work say scientists | Society | The Guardian
    Prozac, the bestselling antidepressant taken by 40 million people worldwide, does not work and nor do similar drugs in the same class, according to a major review released today. The study examined all available data on the drugs, including results from clinical trials that the manufacturers chose not to publish at the time. The trials compared the effect on patients taking the drugs with those given a placebo or sugar pill. When all the data was pulled together, it appeared that patients had improved - but those on placebo improved just as much as those on the drugs.
  • One Nation, Indivisible - New York TimesTHE international system that has brought unprecedented prosperity to the world since 1945 is based on rules that apply without exception. This system is supposed to protect the basic, legitimate national interests of every country, whether rich or poor, strong or weak. Its binding principles include the sovereign equality of states, the respect for the territorial integrity and the inviolability of internationally recognized borders.