By Robert G. Ingersoll
The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll through the equipped Christian Church from the instant he made his first statement from the pulpit. And, regardless of their unanimous rejection, his phrases survive via this present day. As proven during this textual content his prose used to be terse, biting, slicing and a bit boastful for he felt it was once his function to carry the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra life like realm. Deemed as being written 1000's of years after the actual fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of folks stories that have been passed down by means of a handful of people that, for his or her personal harmony and value, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no clinical evidence that his statements have validity (other than basic logic) he asks the questions that experience caused the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo although Darwin through...
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Other nations had gods, but Jehovah was the greatest of all. Be hated other nations and other gods, and abhorred all religions except the worship of himself. IV WHAT IS IT ALL WORTH? Will some Christian scholar tell us the value of Genesis? We know that it is not true -- that it contradicts itself. There are two accounts of the creation in the first and second chapters. In the first account birds and beasts were created before man. In the second, man was created before the birds and beasts. In the first, fowls are made out of the water.
Heaven is the throne of God, the monarch; the earth is his footstool. A footstool that turns over at the rate of a thousand miles an hour, and sweeps through space at the rate of over a thousand miles a minute! Where did Christ think heaven was? Why was Jerusalem a holy city? Was it because the inhabitants were ignorant, crud and superstitious? If any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat let him have thy cloak also. Is there any philosophy, any good sense, in that commandment? " Only the insane could give or follow this advice.
The law of revenge -- of retaliation -- was the law of Jehovah. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a limb for a limb. This is savagery -- not philosophy. Is it just and reasonable? The Bible is opposed to religious toleration -- to religious liberty. Whoever differed with the majority was stoned to death. Investigation was a crime. Husbands were ordered to denounce and to assist in killing their unbelieving wives. It is the enemy of Art. " This was the death of Art. Palestine never produced a painter or a sculptor.