Some Mistakes Of Mosesby Robert G. Ingersoll
As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life.
First published in 1879, this audaciously titled volume is a collection of short essays challenging the concept of biblical inerrancy. Focusing on the first five books of the Bible, once popularly believed to have been written by Moses, Ingersoll highlights the savageries, absurdities, injustices, and scientific inaccuracies of the writings considered noble and true by so many.
As enjoyable a read as it is a provocative one, this is the lost classic of a true American original.
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Col. Ingersoll takes Christian fundamentalist apologetics and demolishes them with delight and ease. As one reviewer said, "Try reading the Bible before passing judgement." I agree. As Mark Twain said, "The best cure for Christianity is to read the Bible." We need more Ingersolls and Twains and less of the loony-tune xian fundynuts.
Many "mistakes" Ingersoll cites have since been debunked by modern research into ancient times. Others are simply Ingersoll's misinterpretations, willful or otherwise, of the Bible. Robert Ingersoll was an agnostic lecturer who died in 1901. His conclusions on the Bible have not stood the test of time, to say the least. Try reading the Bible for yourself before passing judgement.