By Robert G. Ingersoll
The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll via the prepared Christian Church from the instant he made his first announcement from the pulpit. And, despite their unanimous rejection, his phrases survive via this day. As proven during this textual content his prose used to be terse, biting, slicing and a little smug for he felt it used to be his function to carry the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra lifelike realm. Deemed as being written enormous quantities of years after the very fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of people stories that have been passed down by way of 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 clinical facts that his statements have validity (other than easy good judgment) he asks the questions that experience brought on the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed in the course of the centuries. From Galileo notwithstanding Darwin through...
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Then he tried again -- rescued them from Pharaoh and started for Palestine. Then he changed their diet, allowing them to eat only the beasts that parted the hoof and chewed the cud. Again he failed. The people hated him, and preferred the slavery of Egypt to the freedom of Jehovah. So he kept them wandering until nearly all who came from Egypt had died. Then he tried again -- took them into Palestine and had them governed by Judges. This, too, was a failure -- no schools, no Bible. Then he tried kings, and the kings were mostly idolaters.
Is there a chapter worth reading? What interest have we in the clothes of priests, the curtains and candles of the tabernacle, the tongs and shovels of the altar or the hair-oil used by the Levities? Of what use the cruel code, the frightful punishments, the curses, the falsehoods and the miracles of this ignorant and infamous book? And what is there in the book of Numbers -- with its sacrifices and water of jealousy, with its shewbread and spoons, its kids and fine flour, its oil and candlesticks, its cucumbers, onions and manna -- to assist and instruct mankind?
The next morning he went to the den and cried out to Daniel. Daniel answered and told the king that God had sent his angel and shut the mouths of the lions. Daniel was taken out alive and well, and the king was converted and believed in Daniel's God. Darius, being then a believer in the true God, sent for the men who had accused Daniel, and for their wives and their children, and cast them all into the lions' den. " What had the wives and little children done? How had they offended King Darius, the believer in Jehovah?
About the Holy Bible by Robert G. Ingersoll