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Jonathan Sacks is right: the new atheists have opened a discussion

There are 14 comments on the The Spectator story from Jun 13, 2013, titled Jonathan Sacks is right: the new atheists have opened a discussion. In it, The Spectator reports that:

There is a superb piece in the magazine this week by the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, titled 'Atheism has failed: only religion can defeat the barbarians.'

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Spectator.

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#1 Jun 13, 2013
God punishes children for the sins of their fathers, unto the third and fourth generations. Punishing a child for the sins of their ancestors is not very just. Exodus 20:5&34:7

God endorses slavery. He even set up laws as to how slavery was to be carried out, and goes as far as Okaying beating them. Exodus 21:2-6

God sanctioned the selling of ones daughter. How can any being tell another to literally sell their child into slavery? Disgusting! Exodus 21:7

Exodus 22:18 God orders the death of witches, sorceresses and anyone who practices magic. Sadly enough, this verse was justification for the Inquisition.

Exodus 32:27 God ordered to be killed, 3,000 Israelites for no greater crime than worshipping a golden calf. I don’t know about you but death is a pretty harsh fucking punishment.

Leviticus 20:9-10 God commands death for cursing out ones parents and death for adultery. Gee, with these types of laws the population should be almost nil by now.

Once again god is a homophobe, or at the very least, a bigot. Leviticus 20:13

Handicapped people must not approach the altar. Leviticus 21:16-23

Leviticus 26:30 “And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shill ye eat.”

Leviticus 27:28-29 God ordered and allowed human sacrifices.
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Boylston, MA

#2 Jun 14, 2013
The religious ones ARE the barbarians.

“Sombrero Galaxy”

Since: Jan 10

I'm An Illegal Alien

#3 Jun 15, 2013
His religion is as deplorable as it's two children.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#4 Jun 16, 2013
Secularism did not gas 6 million jews.
Thinking

Decatur, GA

#5 Jun 16, 2013
swerty wrote:
God punishes children for the sins of their fathers, unto the third and fourth generations. Punishing a child for the sins of their ancestors is not very just. Exodus 20:5&34:7
God endorses slavery. He even set up laws as to how slavery was to be carried out, and goes as far as Okaying beating them. Exodus 21:2-6
God sanctioned the selling of ones daughter. How can any being tell another to literally sell their child into slavery? Disgusting! Exodus 21:7
Exodus 22:18 God orders the death of witches, sorceresses and anyone who practices magic. Sadly enough, this verse was justification for the Inquisition.
Exodus 32:27 God ordered to be killed, 3,000 Israelites for no greater crime than worshipping a golden calf. I don’t know about you but death is a pretty harsh fucking punishment.
Leviticus 20:9-10 God commands death for cursing out ones parents and death for adultery. Gee, with these types of laws the population should be almost nil by now.
Once again god is a homophobe, or at the very least, a bigot. Leviticus 20:13
Handicapped people must not approach the altar. Leviticus 21:16-23
Leviticus 26:30 “And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shill ye eat.”
Leviticus 27:28-29 God ordered and allowed human sacrifices.
Read the bible in its correct context before you make such stupid posts.

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#6 Jun 16, 2013
thats not the bible thats the torah,Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests

Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel.(Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)



Kill Witches

You should not let a sorceress live.(Exodus 22:17 NAB)



Kill Homosexuals
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives." (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)



Kill Fortunetellers

A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death.(Leviticus 20:27 NAB)



Death for Hitting Dad

Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death.(Exodus 21:15 NAB)



Death for Cursing Parents

1) If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness.(Proverbs 20:20 NAB)

2) All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense.(Leviticus 20:9 NLT)



Death for Adultery

If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.(Leviticus 20:10 NLT)
Thinking wrote:
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Read the bible in its correct context before you make such stupid posts.

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#7 Jun 16, 2013
The Holocaust was caused by Christian fundamentalism:



History is currently being distorted by the millions of Christians who lie to have us believe that the Holocaust was not a Christian deed. Through subterfuge and concealment, many of today’s Church leaders and faithful Christians have camouflaged the Christianity of Adolf Hitler and have attempted to mark him an atheist, a pagan cult worshipper, or a false Christian in order to place his misdeeds on those with out Jesus. However, from the earliest formation of the Nazi party and throughout the period of conquest and growth, Hitler expressed his Christian support to the German citizenry and soldiers.
Thinking wrote:
Secularism did not gas 6 million jews.

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#8 Jun 16, 2013
Burn Nonbelievers



"Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. "The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him." (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)





So the next time some Christian tells you about the "love of God", show them this page and ask them "Why does God want me to burn animals and humans?"
Thinking wrote:
Secularism did not gas 6 million jews.

Since: Aug 12

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#9 Jun 16, 2013
http://www.evilbible.com/Ritual_Human_Sacrifi...
Thinking wrote:
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Read the bible in its correct context before you make such stupid posts.
Thinking

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#10 Jun 17, 2013
I see Thinking in GA likes to plagiarise the only name I have used to post with for years.

But then much of his bible is stolen from earlier texts.
swerty wrote:
http://www.evilbible.com/Ritua l_Human_Sacrifice.htm<quote d text>
Amused

Princeton, MA

#11 Jun 17, 2013
Thinking wrote:
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Read the bible in its correct context before you make such stupid posts.
YOu mean in the context of being the book of myths containing the beliefs that a nomadic tribe of semi-savages used to justify slavery, genocide and murder by saying, "god decrees it so"?

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#12 Jun 19, 2013
"Atheism has failed: only religion can defeat the barbarians" I'm sorry but what the F*** created the barbarians oh religion.
superb piece of work my ass.
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Jackson, MO

#13 Jun 19, 2013
Yes and who continues to think of others as 'barbarians' instead of people? Religion.
Amused

Oakham, MA

#14 Jun 19, 2013
Shorter Jonathan Sacks: It takes one group of religious whackos to defeat another group of religious whackos.

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