Open up the Bible to your favorite grimace-worthy passage, whether it be 2 Kings 2:23-24
, Genesis 38:9-10
, 2 Kings 1:9-10
, or any of the other various God-created genocides and mass murders (Genesis 7:21-23
, 2 Chronicles 13:15-18
, Exodus 12:29
, Numbers 16:41-49
, 1 Samuel 15:1-9
, Numbers 31:7-18
, Deuteronomy 3:3-7
, Deuteronomy 2:32-35
, Joshua 6:20-21
Ask yourself, is X action moral? Is stoning adulterers and homosexuals and blasphemers to death moral? (Various crimes worthy of stoning
) Is cutting off family solely because they don't believe in God moral? (Matthew 10:34-36
) Is slaughtering the first born of every household because of the crimes of a single man moral?
If your answer was no, congratulations! You have a better sense of morality than the Bible.
My point is this, if we can look into the bible and see all these things that are off, wrong, immoral, then why is it still considered relevant in the sense of morality these days? It was a product of its time and of the minds of the men who wrote it. If we ever needed proof that morality can exist independently of religion, this would be it. In the end, the Bible is morally irrelevant in our culture today. Yep. That's pretty much it.
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