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About the Holy Bible by Robert G. Ingersoll

By Robert G. Ingersoll

The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll through the prepared Christian Church from the instant he made his first statement from the pulpit. And, inspite of their unanimous rejection, his phrases continue to exist via this day. As proven during this textual content his prose was once terse, biting, slicing and just a little conceited for he felt it used to be his goal to convey the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra reasonable realm. Deemed as being written hundreds and hundreds of years after the actual fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of people stories that have been passed down by way of a handful of people that, for his or her personal cohesion and significance, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no medical evidence that his statements have validity (other than uncomplicated good judgment) he asks the questions that experience prompted the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed through the centuries. From Galileo even though Darwin through...

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About the Holy Bible

The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll through the equipped Christian Church from the instant he made his first announcement from the pulpit. And, inspite of their unanimous rejection, his phrases live to tell the tale via at the present time. As proven during this textual content his prose used to be terse, biting, slicing and a bit smug for he felt it used to be his objective to carry the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra practical realm.

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Nothing could be more absurd. Ezra tells us about the return from captivity, the building of the Temple, the dedication, a few prayers, and this is all. This book is of no importance, of no use. Nehemiah is about the same, only it tells of the building of the wall, the complaints of the people about taxes, a list of those who returned from Babylon, a catalogue of those who dwelt at Jerusalem, and the dedication of the walls. Not a word in Nehemiah worth reading. Then comes the book of Esther: In this we are told that King Ahasueras was intoxicated; that he sent for his Queen, Vashti, to come and show herself to him and his guests.

Was he grander in death -- a sublimer martyr than Bruno? Was he in intelligence, in the force and beauty of expression, in breadth and scope of thought, in wealth of illustration, in aptness of comparison, in knowledge of the human brain and heart, of all passions, hopes and fears, the equal of Shakespeare, the greatest of the human race? If Christ was in fact God, he knew all the future. Before him like a panorama moved the history yet to be. He knew how his words would be interpreted. He knew what crimes, what horrors, what infamies, would be committed in his name.

Liberty is the blossom and fruit of justice -- the perfume of mercy. Liberty is the seed and soil, the air and light, the dew and rain of progress, love and joy. I THE ORIGIN OF THE BIBLE. A few wandering families -- poor, wretched, without education, art or power; descendants of those who had been enslaved for four hundred years; ignorant as the inhabitants of Central Africa, had just escaped from their masters to the desert of Sinai. Their leader was Moses, a man who had been raised in the family of Pharaoh and had been taught the law and mythology of Egypt.

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