Some Mistakes of Moses

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Cosimo, Inc., 1. jan. 2009 - 272 síđur
As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. First published in 1879, this audaciously titled volume is a collection of short essays challenging the concept of biblical inerrancy. Focusing on the first five books of the Bible, once popularly believed to have been written by Moses, Ingersoll highlights the savageries, absurdities, injustices, and scientific inaccuracies of the writings considered noble and true by so many. As enjoyable a read as it is a provocative one, this is the lost classic of a true American original.

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THE Garden
121
THE FALL
128
DAmpness
138
BACCHUS AND BABEL
169
FAITH IN FILTH
176
THE HEBREWS
181
THE PLAGUES
190
THE FLIGHT
210

THURSDAY
72
HE MADE THE STARS Also
81
FRIDAY
84
SATURDAY
87
LET US MAKE MAN
92
SUNDAY ΙΟΙ XV THE NECESSITY FOR A GOOD MEMORY
108
CONFESS AND AVOID
241
INSPIRED SLAVERY
245
INSPIRED Marriage
250
INSPIRED War
253
INSPIRED RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
256
CONCLUSION
262

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