Saturday, March 24, 2007

Bible Highlights

On Dwindling in Disbelief, the blog of the author of The Skeptic's Annotated Bible, has posted about the "best" books in the Bible from an atheist point of view.

My favorite bit, by far, however, is that:

Only 35 books are listed. The other 31 have nothing that I can call good.

The list of "bad" books of the Bible - meaning those void of any worthwhile moral content - are:

1. Genesis
2. Numbers
3. Joshua
4. Judges
5. Ruth
6. 1 Samuel
7. 2 Samuel
8. 1 Kings
9. 2 Kings
10. 1 Chronicles
11. 2 Chronicles
12. Ezra
13. Nehemiah
14. Esther
15. Song of Solomon
16. Lamentations
17. Ezekiel
18. Daniel
19. Joel
20. Amos
21. Obadiah
22. Jonah
23. Nahum
24. Habakkuk
25. Zephaniah
26. Haggai
27. 2 Corinthians
28. 2 Thessalonians
29. Philemon
30. Jude
31. Revelation


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Charles Iliya Krempeaux said...

It kind of reminds me of what happened at the (first) Council of Nicaea. Where the coucil decided what books were and weren't in (what they deemed to be) the (official) Bible.

-- Charles

March 27, 2007 10:00 AM  
Homo Escapeons said...

Ecclesiastes is the gold standard for disbelievers since it contains the infamous 9:11 (yes 9:11!)

I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability;
for TIME and CHANCE overtake them all.

How 'they' ever let that clause slip through is beyond me.

Genesis starts off with the plagarized Babylonian creation story that the Hebrews discovered during their Babylonian captivity and digresses into the begats which were another Babylonian invention..those long lived patriarchs! (900 years old eh?)

anyway, the fact that some people are still willing to believe in a 'literal' interpretation of this myth two thousand years later and despite a 'flood' of scientific knowledge,
is LITERALLY beyond comprehension.

March 31, 2007 8:23 AM  

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