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A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-first Century [Kindle Edition]

Roy Speckhardt , Luis Granados
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Book Description

The complete text of Thomas Jefferson's original cut-and-paste version of the Gospels, portraying Jesus as a wise but strictly human teacher, deliberately omitting what Jefferson called the "dross": the virgin birth, the miracles, the resurrection, etc.

When Jefferson wrote, Christianity was virtually the only show in town. Today, Americans embrace a wide variety of belief -- and the lack thereof. "A Jefferson Bible for the Twenty-first Century" lists candidates for "best" and "worst" excerpts from a variety of scriptures, including the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, the Bhagavadgita, Buddhist sutras, and the Book of Mormon, and invites readers' opinions on the selections.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1277 KB
  • Print Length: 119 pages
  • Publisher: Humanist Press LLC (January 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AW4DOX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,573 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
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I thought that although the religious texts were tough to read, this book is well-organized and effective. Jefferson's founding-father reputation hopefully cracks open the door of the normally closed-minded devout, then the Bible's good/bad exposes them to the horrors and contradictions they never knew or considered. Next, the utter goofiness of all religions is driven home by the good/bad, contradictory and history-bound nature of their texts. Finally, the modern and moral Humanist philosophy provides an obviously, dramatically superior guide to life.
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The bible is nothing more than a book written by men to scare people into submission. It is crap no matter how you move the words around. Period!
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