Tag Archives: biblical inerrancy

Twitterati Go Nuts over Suggestion that Bible is Badly Written

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God forbid we should talk about the fact that the Bible, despite some wise and lyrical passages, is mostly a boring tangled mess. After a storm of protest on Twitter and in comment threads, Salon retracted and removed my recent … Continue reading

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Why is the Bible So Badly Written?

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Many passages in the Bible would get kicked back by any competent editor or writing professor, kicked back with a lot of red ink—often, in fact, more red than black. Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Veracity Hill – Podcast Now Available

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Should Christians Adopt Ancient Sexual Practices, Veracity Hill Podcasts (1 hr, 5 min. audio) Christian apologist Kurt Jaros interviews psychologist and former Evangelical Valerie Tarico about women and girls in the Bible. Within a wide-ranging conversation Tarico and Jaros discuss … Continue reading

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Christianity’s Painfully Mixed Track Record on Slavery

Taken as a package, the Bible sends mixed messages about slavery, which is why Christian leaders used the Good Book on both sides—including in the lead up to the American civil war. Should a person be able to own another … Continue reading

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Did Thomas Jefferson Actually Call the Bible a Dung Hill?

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American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who authored the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States, also took a pair of scissors to the Bible, publishing a thin volume of the parts he thought worth … Continue reading

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Outspoken Anti-Theists and Secular Champions List Bible Verses They Actually Like

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A few years back, a cheeky Christian website named Ship Of Fools asked readers to vote on the worst verse in the Bible. The solicitation went out—“It could be a verse which is irredeemably naff, mind-numbingly boring, or a verse … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 3. The Bible Stands (The History of the Bible)

The Bible stands like a rock undaunted ‘Mid the raging storms of time; Its pages burn with the truth eternal, And they glow with a light sublime. The Bible stands like a mountain towering Far above the works of men; … Continue reading

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