It's always fun to confront Christians with parts of the Bible they haven't…

It's always fun to confront Christians with parts of the Bible they haven't read.

There's a lot of nasty stuff in there. Probably why most of them don't read very much of it. #seb

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A Christian Store Denied Him This T-Shirt…
Gotta love this story from Reddit, about an atheist who walked into a Christian store… They had a t-shirt printer that was used to put verses. I asked if a printing of a Timothy 2:12 shirt was reasonable. Being Christians, they had never looked that far into the Bible, so they looked it up with their handy dandy on site Bible. When they recited the verse (A woman happened to be the reader of the Bible) they informed me of how disrespectful of their religion I was being. I was unsure of how I …

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  1. Thats nothing, though, not surprisingly to you I’m sure, I agree with Timothy.
    What about the genocide of Noah’s flood or the slaughter of thousand of innocent children in Egypt?

  2. I'm sure their "concern" was that it was being used to cause disrespect and scandal about their faith by someone who was opposed to it.

    Which, of course, is silly. You can insist on every jot and tittle of the Bible, or you can handwave away various historic artifacts, but it's not disrespect per se to quote the Bible, and to claim it is seems as sacrilegious and disrespectful as they are claiming the atheist was.

  3. You know that the emperor is naked when believers are afraid of the source material, or are embarrassed when confronted with it. It just goes to show that marketing is the most important factor. The Bible has many bad, unoriginal, contradictory teachings. But it is the right brand. You can cite the scriptures of other faiths, and they might have similar ideas, the ethics of the early Buddhist scriptures are older and more original than those of the Gospels, which are largely similar, and yet they are dismissed because they have not been properly marketed in the West. I would wager that most Christians would find large parts of the Qur’an indistinguishable from the Bible. But one is suspect or even wicked while the other is divine. Marketing.

  4. For Catholic priests I prefer 8. Deuteronomy 23:1 ;-)

    For any gays :- 4. Ezekiel 16:17 and/or Leviticus 20: 13

    For the freshly divorced guy :- Proverbs 21:19 and/or Proverbs 27:15-16

    and so on and so forth, it’s a junk book anyway :-)

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