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

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series God and Genocide

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 …

 

“God Behaving Badly” by David T. Lamb

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series God and Genocide

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 …

 

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