Once we get past the bloody and bizarre Old Testament, it’s all “Love thy neighbor” and “Help the poor” from there, isn’t it? We’re expected to accept that Jesus was a wise moral teacher and that the New Testament is a valuable document of morals, even if we aren’t believers ourselves. But the goodness of the New Testament isn’t as obvious upon examination, and it’s not entirely clear that it’s even better than the Old Testament. A respectable case can be mounted either way, but even if we decide that the New Testament is an improvement upon the old one, it’s still undeniably evil.
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Letter to a Christian Nation — Sam Harris [Amazon]
Christopher Hitchens on Vicarious Redemption [YouTube]
Nonstampcollector – Modern Christian vs. Jesus [YouTube]
Mere Christianity — C.S. Lewis [Amazon]
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