Is the Bible Sexist Racist Homophobic and Genocidal

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802493040
Release Date: 2014-09-01
Genre: Religion

From the complete book: Can a thoughtful person today seriously believe that God wrote a book? There are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible. It can be difficult to know what to say when skepticism and secularism take over so many conversations. Additionally, confusion and doubt about the Bible being God's Word are becoming as common inside the church as they are in the broader culture. The purpose of this book is to respond to these challenges, sound bites, and slogans...and give people confidence that the Bible can be trusted and that it matters for our lives because God really has spoken.

The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547348665
Release Date: 2008-01-16
Genre: Science

A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex-obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more benign (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker favored by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster.

God Behaving Badly

Author: David T. Lamb
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830868698
Release Date: 2011-06-04
Genre: Religion

God has a bad reputation. Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling passages of God's punishment and judgment are pictures of God's love, forgiveness, goodness and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not? David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and to bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments.

Homophobia

Author: Suzanne Pharr
Publisher: Womens Project
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112280933
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Heterosexism


God breathed Solid Answers to Tough Questions about the Bible

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:880855156
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Bible

The purpose of this doctoral-project is to address the millennial generation's loss of confidence in the Bible as God's authoritative word. Many young adults wonder if a thoughtful person can still seriously believe that God wrote a book. Today, there are an unprecedented number of sophisticated attacks on the origin, credibility, and reliability of the Bible and these attacks are being evaluated in a personal and social context where secularism is undercutting the possibility of spiritual and moral knowledge, and skepticism toward institutional religion is at an all-time high. In the absence of a thoughtful response to these challenges, a new generation will continue to see their confidence in the authority of the Bible erode. //p// In order to address this problem, it is necessary to engage the following urgent challenges: (1) anti-intellectualism in Christianity; (2) skepticism regarding the historical Jesus; (3) discovering what the earliest Christians believed; (4) defining the nature and scope of the New Testament canon; (5) engaging questions of authorship and pseudonymous New Testament writings; (6) claims of textual changes and corruption; (7) claims of biblical contradictions; (8) claims that the Bible is unscientific; (9) claims that the Bible is immoral (specifically sexist, racist, homophobic, and genocidal); (10) confusion over the doctrine of Scripture; and (11) that there is no privileged or objective interpretation of the biblical text. It is the conclusion of this project that these challenges can be reasonably addressed and that young adults can have confidence that God has authoritatively spoken in the Bible concerning life's most important questions.

God Behaving Badly

Author: David T. Lamb
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830868698
Release Date: 2011-06-04
Genre: Religion

God has a bad reputation. Many think of God as wrathful and angry, smiting people right and left for no apparent reason. The Old Testament in particular seems at times to portray God as capricious and malevolent, wiping out armies and nations, punishing enemies with extreme prejudice. But wait. The story is more complicated than that. Alongside troubling passages of God's punishment and judgment are pictures of God's love, forgiveness, goodness and slowness to anger. How do we make sense of the seeming contradiction? Can God be trusted or not? David Lamb unpacks the complexity of the Old Testament to explore the character of God. He provides historical and cultural background to shed light on problematic passages and to bring underlying themes to the fore. Without minimizing the sometimes harsh realities of the biblical record, Lamb assembles an overall portrait that gives coherence to our understanding of God in both the Old and New Testaments.

Conquest

Author: Andrea Smith
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822374817
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Social Science

In this revolutionary text, prominent Native American studies scholar and activist Andrea Smith reveals the connections between different forms of violence—perpetrated by the state and by society at large—and documents their impact on Native women. Beginning with the impact of the abuses inflicted on Native American children at state-sanctioned boarding schools from the 1880s to the 1980s, Smith adroitly expands our conception of violence to include the widespread appropriation of Indian cultural practices by whites and other non-Natives; environmental racism; and population control. Smith deftly connects these and other examples of historical and contemporary colonialism to the high rates of violence against Native American women—the most likely to suffer from poverty-related illness and to survive rape and partner abuse. Smith also outlines radical and innovative strategies for eliminating gendered violence.

Modern Peoplehood

Author: John LIE
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674013271
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Far from being transhistorical and transcultural phenomena, race, ethnicity, and nation, Lie argues, are modern notions--modernity here associated with the rise of the modern state, the industrial economy, and Enlightenment ideas. Not only is the state responsible for the development and nurturing of feelings of belonging associated with ethnic, racial, and national identity, it is also responsible for racial and ethnic conflict, even genocide.

Godless

Author: Pete Hautman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439107432
Release Date: 2008-06-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

"Why mess around with Catholicism when you can have your own customized religion?" Fed up with his parents' boring old religion, agnostic-going-on-atheist Jason Bock invents a new god -- the town's water tower. He recruits an unlikely group of worshippers: his snail-farming best friend, Shin, cute-as-a-button (whatever that means) Magda Price, and the violent and unpredictable Henry Stagg. As their religion grows, it takes on a life of its own. While Jason struggles to keep the faith pure, Shin obsesses over writing their bible, and the explosive Henry schemes to make the new faith even more exciting -- and dangerous. When the Chutengodians hold their first ceremony high atop the dome of the water tower, things quickly go from merely dangerous to terrifying and deadly. Jason soon realizes that inventing a religion is a lot easier than controlling it, but control it he must, before his creation destroys both his friends and himself.

Welcome to College

Author: Jonathan Morrow
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 0825499070
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Religion

In this engaging guide, Jonathan Morrow encourages students to consider and engage the issues they will face in the dorm, on campus, and in the college classroom. A great gift idea for all high school graduates!

Into The River

Author: Ted Dawe
Publisher: Polis Books
ISBN: 9781943818204
Release Date: 2016-06-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Winner of the Margaret Mahy Award "Some rivers should not be swum in. Some rivers hold secrets that can never be told." Te Arepa is an adventurous Maori boy, bound to the history, customs and rituals of his people. Yet when he comes upon a giant eel while fishing, he is convinced the creature is a taniwha, or water demon, and follows it. Yet what Te Arepa finds in the river is far different, far more sinister. And it will change his life forever. Te Arepa has always been curious about experiencing life beyond his tribe. His wishes seem granted when he is awarded a scholarship at a prestigious boarding school, far away from the Maori. Leaving behind his family and their traditions, Te Arepa sets out to discover a strange new world with customs of its own...as well as new enemies. When he arrives at school, Te Arepa finds the freedom and everything it offers intoxicating. But to fit in, he realizes that he must shed his identity, culture, and even his name. And he comes to realize that what the water demon showed him in the darkness of the river that day changed him, and that freedom comes with a heavy price.

Action

Author: Miguel Algarin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684826110
Release Date: 1997-10-21
Genre: Drama

From New York's hottest showcase for new poets, playwrights, and performers comes a dynamic collection of more than 30 original works of drama--all published here for the first time. All of the pieces--produced at the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe and other off-Broadway venues--offer readers a front-row seat for the best, most interesting theater in America today.

Us Christians For Wars

Author: V.C. Thomas
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781483677705
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Reference

This is a compilation of articles found on the Internet which looks at who is mainly responsible for terrorism, death, destruction and genocide around the world today. Based on the numbers killed in Asia & the Middle East, the United States of America is responsible for terrorism and genocide on a colossal scale. Ground war with modern weapons and aerial bombing (4 years in Korea, 10 years in Vietnam, & 10 years each in Iraq & Afghanistan) is terrorism resulting in the deaths of millions. In wars before WWI the combatants could see who they were killing. US aerial bombing since WWII involves no risks to the US military while terrorizing & killing innocent civilians and destroying cities. The suicide bombing by a few Muslims youths get a lot of publicity in the US, so this document concentrates on the atrocities of Jews and "so-called" Evangelical Christian Right in the US. Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in the same God described in the Old Testament Bible (OTB) by God himself (the Bible is the Word of God) as a petty, retarded, vindictive genocidal maniac. Israel was created in 1948 by Eastern European Jews (converts to Judaism 1,000 years ago with no Semitic, genetic or ancestral connection to Palestine) because of the Holocaust in Europe. It was created by eradicating Palestinians from their ancestral homeland by armed robbery & genocide. Palestinians had nothing to do with the Holocaust. The most zealous supporters of US wars since WWII (particularly on behalf of Israel created in 1948) are the Right Wing Evangelical Fundamentalist Conservative Christians (RWEFCC). In the 1950s and 1960s the evil enemy (Satan & Anti-Christ) was communism. When communism disappeared, the RWEFCC switched to condemning, hating & attacking the evil Muslims. RWEFCC people believe that once Palestine & Palestinians have been eradicated and replaced with God's new only chosen people of Eastern European origin, Armageddon, the end of the world, and the Second Coming of Christ are imminent. They ignore the spiritual message of Christ. The moral and ethical justification by Zionists Christians for creating Israel by armed robbery and mass murder in 1948 is the Old Testament Bible (OTB) and Revelations in the New Testament Bible (NTB). It is supposed to be fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. The Old Testament Bible (OTB) is historical mythology, and teaches hatred, cruelty, murder, genocide, sexism, homophobia & racism. Revelations is ridiculous science & horror fiction by primitive & ignorant people of ancient times. It is nearly impossible for a politician to get elected to office in the US Bible-Belt today without the support of Zionist Christians and if they do not affirm that they also worship "Jews" as God's only chosen people and Israel as a country created by God.

Is God a Moral Monster

Author: Paul Copan
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214542
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Religion

A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments? In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including: God is arrogant and jealous God punishes people too harshly God is guilty of ethnic cleansing God oppresses women God endorses slavery Christianity causes violence and more Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.