15 July 2009

Mr. Deity and the Book

They don't even like to talk about the bad things they said you did in that book. They're embarrassed by it, too.

Have you noticed how few responses there are lately from believers to the God's Killings posts? I wonder if that's because they're embarrassed by it, too.

(If a Christian blog or website would like to respond to the God's Killings posts, I'll link to them from Dwindling in Unbelief and the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.)


Brendan said...

Recently I haven't left comments because:

1. I've always felt Numbers is quite a violent book and have never put in the necessary time to analyze it.

2. I've been busy AND lazy.

3. I figured I could wait until your end-of-the-book rap up.

4. I've been lazy.

But I suppose I could leave some.

Matthew Blanchette said...

Busy and lazy, eh? Quite the combo.

Markus Arelius said...

I haven't left any comments because:

1. You've proven repeatedly that the Bible is about as barbaric as it gets, is not a suitable guide for human morality, is a ridiculous document to organize our lives around, and that the documented deeds of wholesale slaughter by God are completely indefensible.

2. I've been busy AND lazy.

3. I figured I would wait around until some other Christians show up with considerably more knowledge than me to blow your heathenistic criticisms of God and the Bible right out of the water.

4. I've been lazy.

But I supposed I could leave some.

Unknown said...

I didn't find any other suitable place to post this, so here goes:

I'm an avid reader of Skeptics Annotated Bible and found it interesting with all the relevant links below each chapter. I was puzzled to see, however, that there's absolutely no apologetic response at 2 Peter 3:4. In my opinion, it's an absolute gem. Being the last book to be written in the bible (as far as I know), it's fascinating that it contains an accusation against Jesus. It's a direct reply to Jesus' promise that he would return within this generation etc.
So, it completely bypasses this whole "generation does not mean generation", and practically all other apologetic attempts to explain away the promise of Jesus. Of course, it opens up a new one, with "a day is like a thousand years", but that is a piece of
cake, once "Peter" answers pretty straight forward instead of using the apologetical tactics we all have become accustomed to.

So, I'd be interested if Christians do have answers to this.

And keep up the good work!