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Discussion in 'Religion & Spirituality' started by Doctor Omega, Mar 31, 2017.
Your thoughts and views on this book and it's impact upon history......
It introduced the first super hero, so that's good.
I've always wondered why he isn't an Avenger.
I suspect that the answer is probably a bit of both, depending on who has been using it and for what purpose. "Christians" used the Bible to justify slavery, the Crusades, the Inquisition and recently to try to deny rights to homosexuals. But they also developed hospitals and schools because of it. And many of those who fight against slavery and injustice and seek to support the poor and downtrodden are inspired by the Bible. It really depends on how you read the Bible and what message you take from it.
Should the world abandon this book?
Like Gavin said, it’s inspired some people to do good things. But I’m inclined to feel some disgust at someone who needs an imaginary diety to tell him to help other people. I wish we saw more secular organizations doing things like this. Maybe they’re there but don’t get much press. Maybe take a razor blade to this book, like Thomas Jefferson did, and abandon anything that didn’t - heh-heh - make the cut.