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THE WORST VERSE IN THE BIBLE

Throughout the bible one can find many passages that are immoral, some more than others. But one of them really takes the cake. And if there was one bible story that could single-handedly dismantle the notion that the bible is a holy book, it would be this one. Even though some Christian apologists have tried to rationalize it, it really is just a desperate attempt to hide what truly is a despicable bible passage.  Before I reveal to you what the worst verse in the bible is, I'm going to give you a little bit of background information on it. Genesis chapter 19 describes how a man named Lot saw two men in the city square. Assuming they were travelers, he told the men to stay at his house, since nightfall was approaching. After some hesitation and a little back and forth, they agreed. Some time later, after the men had dinner and were preparing to go to bed, a mob shows up at Lot's doorstop. They called out to Lot, demanding him to bring out the two men so that they could rape th

JESUS COMMANDS CHRISTIANS TO HATE THEIR FAMILIES

"What? Impossible!" You might be saying to yourself after reading the title. You might even be tempted to stop reading this article altogether. And who could blame you? Millions of people for centuries have been taught that Jesus preached a message of love and compassion. But, give this article a chance and let me explain myself. It is true that Jesus taught us valuable lessons of love and compassion. But, along with those lessons, he also taught some truly terrible things. For example, the bible book of Luke, chapter 14 verse 26 reads like this: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters...such a person cannot be my disciple". Jesus is saying that if it ever came down to it, we must choose him over our family. We have to "hate" them in the sense that being his follower must take priority over our own family...even our children. One must be ready to reject their own family if it means being a Christi

ANIMAL CRUELTY IN THE BIBLE

Over the past few years, concern and awareness regarding animal cruelty has been increasing. We now, more than ever, understand that animals are intelligent and emotional beings, with rich social lives. They are capable of feeling love, care, empathy, joy, pain, fear, distress, and terror, similar to you and me. That is why there has been a growing movement to end animal cruelty.  Animal cruelty has taken on many forms. Whether it be for sport, consumption, or religious ritualistic ceremonies, the theme is the same: complete disregard for the pain and suffering these innocent creatures endure. Any book that purports itself to be a moral guide for humanity should, by all means, condemn the practice of animal cruelty. Instead, in the bible, we find that animal cruelty is glorified. The first instance of animal cruelty that we see in the bible is found in Genesis chapter 4, verse 4. The New International Version reads: "And Abel also brought an offering, fat portions from some of the

Adam and Eve- NOT a love story

It may surprise people to know that the book of Genesis describes the first arranged marriage of the bible. It may shock people even further to learn that the first advocate of this practice was God himself, according to the bible. The New International Version, Genesis chapter 2 verses 22-24 describes the union of the first man and woman as follows: "Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of man, and he brought her to the man."   The last few words of that bible verse "and he brought her to the man", point to the fact that this was an arranged marriage. Nothing is said about the woman wanting this for herself, or if she even wanted to be a wife. Or, if she was even attracted to Adam. You see, it wasn't a choice for her. Her marriage to Adam had been predetermined even before she was created. It was her destiny, dictated by God. Which is why, immediately after being created, God "brought her" to Adam. Verse 24 describes Adam's