By Robert G. Ingersoll
The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll by means of the prepared Christian Church from the instant he made his first assertion from the pulpit. And, despite their unanimous rejection, his phrases live to tell the tale via this present day. As proven during this textual content his prose used to be terse, biting, slicing and a little smug for he felt it was once his function to convey the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra real looking realm. Deemed as being written 1000s of years after the actual fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of people stories that have been passed down through a handful of people that, for his or her personal cohesion and value, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no medical evidence that his statements have validity (other than uncomplicated good judgment) he asks the questions that experience brought on the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo even though Darwin through...
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He knew that; thousands and thousands of brave men and women would languish in dungeons in darkness, filled with pain. He knew that his church would invent and use instruments of torture; that his followers would appeal to whip and fagot, to chain and rack. He saw the horizon of the future lurid with the flames of the auto da fe. He knew what creeds would spring like poisonous fungi from every text. He saw the ignorant sects waging war against each other. He saw thousands of men, under the orders of priests, building prisons for their fellow-men.
And thereupon Joshua took Achan, his sons and his daughters, his oxen and his sheep -- stoned them all to death and burned their bodies. There is nothing to show that the sons and daughters had committed any crime. Certainly, the oxen and sheep should not have been stoned to death for the crime of their owner. This was the justice, the mercy, of Jehovah! After Joshua had committed this crime, with the help of Jehovah he captured the city of Ai. THE STORY OF ELISHA. ' "And he turned back and looked at them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord.
He did bring a sword, and the sword was wet for a thousand years with innocent blood. In millions of hearts he sowed the seeds of hatred and revenge. He divided nations and families, put out the light of reason, and petrified the hearts of men. And every one that hath forsaken house, or breathren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. According to the writer of Matthew, Christ, the compassionate, the merciful, uttered these terrible words.
About the Holy Bible by Robert G. Ingersoll