At this point, I can more or less skim through my spam filters every morning and just let my eyes drift over the virtually identical entries. But every so often you get something that is truly unique. Flat-out wrong and almost certainly anti-Semitic, but unique.
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which significantly more than half the Bible is filled, it could be much more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It can be a background of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind; and, for my portion, I sincerely detest it, as I detest anything that is definitely cruel.
…and this will induce a reader to buy your sneakers why?
PS: Also, could I get a chapter and verse for the voluptuous debaucheries? – strictly for informational purposes, of course. And I assume that the ones that end with wholesale Smiting of the wicked don’t really count.
PPS: Supposedly, a Thomas Paine quote. Don’t care enough to track that down past the most obvious checks, but Lord knows that the man had a problem with religion – which is kind of ironic, given that he evaded death at the hands of the Spirit of Reason-worshippers more or less via Divine intervention. And I’d say that Paine’s spinning in his grave for my characterization of that set of events, except, well…