Some Mistakes of Moses (Classic Reprint)

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LULU Press, 30. júl. 2018 - 294 síður
Robert Green Ingersoll's book is an examination of the Pentateuch, or the first five books of The Bible, typically attributed to Moses. The author has written the book not to disparage the beliefs of Christianity, but rather because he views religion as oftentimes divisive. "It is amazing to me that a difference of opinion upon subjects that we know nothing with certainty about, should make us hate, persecute, and despise each other" states Ingersoll in his introduction. Ingersoll takes a measured approach to his critique of the Old Testament, progressing through the work carefully and raising his objections to the various stories presented. The book is divided into chapters, each of which is focused on a different occurrence or belief espoused in The Bible. Examples include chapters on the story of creation, the plagues of the Old Testament, "The Garden," and many more.

Ingersoll has been compared to Mark Twain, and with good reason. Some Mistakes of Moses is the work of an author in full command of his wit. The book is easily approached by the laymen, but detailed enough to appeal to the informed reader. Written in a casual style, it is a light read about a deep subject.

Some Mistakes of Moses is a valuable piece of religious criticism. For those interested in the subject matter, the words of Robert Green Ingersoll will be enlightening. A favorite title of agnostics and atheists for many years, Ingersoll's work is every bit as powerful today as the day it was written.

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