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The Bible, God, Genocide, Slavery, Misogyny, and Other Strange Stuff

The Bible, God, Genocide, Slavery, Misogyny, and Other Strange Stuff

Book Review Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God by Paul Copan The Old Testament God doesn’t seem to make sense. “New Atheists” like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris accuse him of genocide, and most Christians have no idea how to answer. Added to that are charges that God endorsed slavery, enacted grossly inequitable treatment of women, legislated unreasonably harsh punishments for minor offenses, and delivered an embarrassingly quirky set of strange laws…

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“God Behaving Badly” by David T. Lamb

“God Behaving Badly” by David T. Lamb

Book Review God Behaving Badly: Is the God of the Old Testament Angry, Sexist and Racist? by David T. Lamb “How does one reconcile the loving God of the Old Testament with the harsh God of the New Testament?” Say what? You read it right. That’s exactly how David Lamb opens God Behaving Badly. A few pages later he admits the question implies a distorted view of the Bible—but no more than the usual, “Now does one reconcile the loving God…

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