|About the Book|
I used to be a devout Christian, and, as such, I was convinced that every assertion in the Bible was somehow true. It might not be literally true, but it was at least figuratively or allegorically true. Then I came to the conclusion that the Bible isMoreI used to be a devout Christian, and, as such, I was convinced that every assertion in the Bible was somehow true. It might not be literally true, but it was at least figuratively or allegorically true. Then I came to the conclusion that the Bible is probably a very flawed book with many contradictions, factual errors, and evil moral teachings. Inside the cover of one of my Bibles, I started recording Bible verses which seemed to me obviously false and/or evil. I did this to embrace the truth and free my mind from the childish trust I had in the Bible. In other words, I wanted to completely break the spell that kept me from thinking honestly and freely.Contradictions and factual errors are closely related, because if two assertions contradict each other, then at least one of them is a factual error. Unlike the Contradictions section of this book, the section entitled Factual Errors does not deal with contradictions between Bible verses. It deals with contradictions between the Bible and reality, as we know reality through credible science and history.By no means is this book an exhaustive list of the obviously false and/or evil verses I have become aware of. These are basically the verses I recorded in my Bible with some commentary. The Revised Standard Version has been used throughout this writing, because I regard it as the best English translation because it is both accurate and understandable.When the word Yahweh is used in this book, it refers to the main deity of the Bible. Yahweh is used instead of God for that deity because the two are not necessarily the same. According to the Bible, Yahweh created the universe, punished all humans for the sin of the first man and woman with suffering and death, flooded the entire Earth to kill most air-breathing creatures, established the nation of Israel to teach other nations and beget the Messiah, became incarnate as a human through a virgin, atoned for humanitys sins through His own sacrificial death to Himself, resurrected from the dead, and ascended to Heaven. Yet according to many philosophers, God exists but Yahweh does not. God created the universe but did not do all the other things Yahweh is said to have done. Unless I am quoting the Bible, when I use the word God, I mean the real creator of the universe, which is probably not Yahweh. I mean God in the Deist sense.I hope that this writing helps you to think honestly and freely.