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This "god Talked To Ot People At Their Low Level" Thing


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This defence that Christians have that the reason God commanded rape and pillage in battles in the OT is because the Israelites were too primitive to understand anything better so he had to "baby talk" to them and "talk to them at their own level" until humanity was ready to improve. I've never got it at all. He could have set humanity on a kind thoughtful path from day one.

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It is just an apologetic that they heard somewhere and lets them hang onto their warm fuzzy cherry picked doctrine while still maintaining the babble is teh inspired wurd of gawd and is inerrant.

 

99% of them probably do not know the texts exist until you point it out to them.

 

Studying the bible in its entirety is actually a very good deconversion tool if you actually search out the facts pertaining to the stories.

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"I had to rape that woman and kill that baby because god told us to!" sounds like a typical criminal not wanting to take responsibility for acting out of murderous greed. Apply that to a whole society and you've simply got the basis for warlike behavior that has been a feature of humanity for millenia.

 

No "god-thing" there, except to the extent that "God" is just a projection of human desires and a reflection of human culture and emotions.

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Along the same lines, evolution says we get better and better while original sin says as we get further from Adam we become more sinful. A casual reading of the bible proves evolution as we are clearly a more peaceful society at large than from biblical times. So in effect, evolution and a modern peaceful society both prove that original sin falls flat on its face.

 

 

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OT is just a bunch of tribal stories. Anyone who doesn't realize that is either brainwashed or hasn't read it.

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OT is just a bunch of tribal stories. Anyone who doesn't realize that is either brainwashed or hasn't read it.

True, but usually the brainwashed are among those that haven't read it.

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