Introduction

About the Categories

Christian Responses to the SAB

Frequently Asked Questions

Highlights


Absurdity

Injustice

Cruelty and Violence

Intolerance

Contradictions

Family Values

Women

Science and History

Interpretation

Good Stuff

Sex

Prophecy

Language

Politics

Homosexuality


Dwindling in Unbelief

SAB Book

Drunk With Blood

Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality



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How to use the SAB

The Skeptic's Annotated Bible is intended to be a self defense manual against biblical fundamentalism. It identifies the passages that are inconsistent with the concept of biblical inerrancy, or that could not have been inspired by a benevolent god. Such passages are highlighted in the text and marked with the symbols shown below.

Injustice

Absurdity

Cruelty and Violence

Contradictions

Intolerance

Women

Family Values

Prophecy

Science and History

Sex

Language

Homosexuality

Interpretation

Since the Bible, particularly the King James Version, is often difficult to understand, notes have been added to clarify the meaning of the highlighted passages.

But isn't there some good stuff in the bible? Well yes there is, although surprisingly little for such a big book. Indeed, if the bad, boring, and useless passages were removed from the bible and only the good retained, the bible would be nothing more than a small pamphlet.

But bible-believers are unwilling to edit the bible. So the good verses, when not invalidated by their immediate context, are contradicted elsewhere in the bible. There is not a single good idea in the entire bible that is taught consistently. Consequently, the bible is worse than useless as a moral, philosophical, political, or scientific guide.

Still, I think it is important to point out the good stuff in the bible, and so I have highlighted the good verses and provided a "thumbs up" icon to mark them in the text.

Good Stuff