Review of “The Case Against Miracles”, Part 13: The Five Missing Commandments

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As many critics have pointed out, there are at least five items that should be in the Bible that aren’t:  clear, unequivocal, easy-to-grasp prohibitions.  With these missing, and with the quantities of human misery that ensued, it’s hard to take the Bible seriously as the best that could emerge from the divine mind.  Why did God leave out these commandments?

  1.  Thou shalt not engage in war.  And if you do, don’t pray to me for consolation, support or victory.  Don’t assume I’m on your side.
  2.   Thou shalt not enslave other humans.  Ever.  Period.
  3.   Thou shalt not despise and discriminate on the basis of skin color or location of birth.  Ever.  Period.
  4.   Thou shalt not discriminate against women.  Ever.  Period.  In any way.
  5.   Thou shalt not discriminate against gay people.  I made them that way, so get over it.

Not only does the Bible leave out these prohibitions, there are many passages that encourage all of these sins that should have been condemned.  God missed his chance to nudge us in the best directions, and humanity has paid the price.

–David Madison, The Case Against Miracles, pp. 319-320

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2 thoughts on “Review of “The Case Against Miracles”, Part 13: The Five Missing Commandments

  1. God didn’t say a lot of things.
    Are you suggesting that Christians are a bunch of sheeple who simply can’t think for themselves?
    Must God tell them everything for his … sorry His sake?

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