About the Holy Bible

About the Holy Bible

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by Robert Green Ingersoll
     
 

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Somebody ought to tell the truth about the Bible. The preachers dare not, because they would be driven from their pulpits. Professors in colleges dare not, because they would lose their salaries. Politicians dare not. They would be defeated. Editors dare not. They would lose subscribers. Merchants dare not, because they might lose customers. Men of fashion dare not,

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Somebody ought to tell the truth about the Bible. The preachers dare not, because they would be driven from their pulpits. Professors in colleges dare not, because they would lose their salaries. Politicians dare not. They would be defeated. Editors dare not. They would lose subscribers. Merchants dare not, because they might lose customers. Men of fashion dare not, fearing that they would lose caste. Even clerks dare not, because they might be discharged. And so I thought I would do it myself.

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ISBN-13:
9781169681927
Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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About the Holy Bible 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
PaulBadger More than 1 year ago
Picking up Ingersoll's book and knowing his reputation as one of the early atheist writers, you expect it to be on par with Sam Harris or perhaps David Mills. It is not. It is very much a product of the late 19th century. There is much in it that we now understand to be false. Ingersoll wrote on biblical scholarship using information that was, even then, outdated. Read this as a historical snapshot of where atheism was at the time, but do not read it expecting literary or intellectual gold. It is a period piece, nothing more.
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Anonymous 9 months ago
Ingersoll tells it like it is. He does not mince words. Yes, he was ahead of his time but he was courageous enough to tell the truth about a sacred myth. A myth that some Superpower called God made the world and everything in it. It was written by ignorant men who wanted to explain away the unknown by using mythology handed down by the Greeks and the Egyptians. The only thing new was that they consolidated many God's into one God and then gave him an illigetimate son. Historians , Archaeologist and theologians now know that the first words found written in the bible were not scribed until 150 years after the Alleged death of Jesus. If you ever played the game known as telephone in grade school, you know how ridiculous this sounds. There is no science, no record, no grave site and no proof that a man named Jesus ever existed. But the myth lives on because religion wants to keep it's coffers full and maintain it's power over ignorant people. Read Ingersoll, Read Sam Harris ,"Letter to a Christian Nation" and Richard Dawwkins ,"The God Delusion" to see the truth about religion.