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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 10:00 AM

39. what about the so-called 'old testament' and pentatuech?

 

do they provide consistent moral teachings? you say you prefer the red letters, but what about the rest of christianity? are they similarly bound to only read the Jefferson bible? what about judaism, which *only* uses these, apparently less moral teachings from the books of moses, and considers the new testament to be *less* moral, and a fabrication to boot?

my point is.. the Bible is in itself inconsistent and amoral by modern standards. people can pick and choose the parts they think are more moral, but the rest of the book is still there for other people to read and interpret differently.

meaning that in the final analysis, on the whole, the bible is *not* a reliable source of moral guidance.

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