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Posted: Monday 19 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Which has more good stuff, the Bible or the Quran?

In previous post I compared the amount of cruelty in the Bible and Quran. The Bible had more than twice the number of violent verses (843 vs. 334), but the Quran was about twice as violent when size was taken into account (5.36 vs. 2.71%). But what ...

Posted: Saturday 17 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Why did God hate Esau?

Okay, the answer to yesterdays bible question (Who does God hate?) is Esau. He is the only person in the Bible (so far as I know) whom God is said to hate. (Malachi 1:3, Romans 9:13) But why did God hate Esau? Does God hate redheads? (Gen.25:25) Hu ...

Posted: Friday 16 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Whom does God hate?

I’ve often heard that God loves everyone. He hates the sin, but loves the sinner. And that might be true about some gods. But the God of the Bible hates people, right along with the sin (and figs, rags, shrimp, cephalopods, and Christmas trees). C ...

Posted: Friday 16 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Is anything cruel to a believer?

I am often struck by how difficult it is for a believer to identify cruelty. Take this verse from the Quran, for example. The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they ...

Posted: Tuesday 06 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

The Bible's War on Marriage

There's a war on out there. A war on marriage. But the attack is not from gays or atheists, or even from academic feminists. It's from the Bible. Consider these verses that: Encourage polygamy. If he take him another wife.... -- Exodus 21:10 ...

Posted: Monday 05 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

And it came to pass

Anyone who reads the Book of Mormon (BoM) will notice that the phrase "and it came to pass" is used way too often. Mark Twain had this to say about it: The author labored to give his words and phrases the quaint, old-fashioned sound and structur ...

Posted: Sunday 04 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Behold, it was very good.

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. Genesis 1:31 Everything that God made was, at least at the time and according to him, very good. But things seem to have changed since then. This is a problem for beli ...

Posted: Sunday 04 June 2006 ( 18 years ago )

Saul has killed his thousands, and David his tens of thousands

And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick. And the ...

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