Some Mistakes of Moses

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Book Tree, 2007 - 280 síđur

Ingersoll was widely known as the greatest orator of his time and could soundly thrash any challenger in a debate-especially in a debate on religion. His logic was impeccable and his mind was as sharp as a whip. Many religious beliefs have no logic in them at all and Ingersoll was a master at exposing the outright cruelty, stupidity and foolishness that religions, through their dogmatic and outdated precepts, force us to embrace. This book covers the Old Testament, worshipped and revered by Jews and Christians alike, which supports things like slavery, warfare, polygamy and the idea that women should be treated as property. He asks many pointed questions. For example: If you find slavery upheld in a book said to have been written by God, what would you expect to find in a book inspired by the devil? Also, why would God tell me how to raise my children when he had to drown his own in the flood? He also presents an interview of two men at the gates of heaven-one an honest and loving family man, the other a despicable thieving businessman. Based on their beliefs, guess who gets into heaven and who goes to hell. This book will truly make you think. It is meant to demonstrate how religion can control and affect our lives in ways that are quite contrary to our own moral fiber, modern logical reasoning and ethical conscience.

 

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Chapter Page I Some Mistakes of Moses
15
Free Schools
26
The Politicians
31
Man and Woman
35
V The Pentateuch
46
Monday
56
Tuesday
63
Wednesday
67
The Fall
128
Dampness
138
Bacchus and Babel
169
Faith in Filth
176
The Hebrews
181
The Plagues
190
The Flight
210
Confess and Avoid
241

Thursday
72
He made the Stars also
81
Friday
84
Saturday
87
Let us Make Man
92
Sunday
101
The Necessity for a Good Memory
108
The Garden
121
Inspired Slavery
245
Inspired Marriage
250
Inspired War
253
Inspired Religious Liberty
256
Conclusion
262
Tribute to Ebon C Ingersoll
273
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