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  • Paperback: 213 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (January 19, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0595341829
  • ISBN-13: 978-0595341825
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #857,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jason Long attended Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a B.S. cum laude in Chemistry with minors in Biology and Psychology. He completed his debut manuscript, Biblical Nonsense, shortly after earning his Doctorate in Pharmacy cum laude from Mercer University. He attended Church weekly for sixteen years.

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275 of 305 people found the following review helpful By Tim W. on August 17, 2005
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After I had done much bible studying as a christian and became gradually overwhelmed by the lack of consistency, out of a desperate need for answers I decided to level the playing field and venture into the world of skeptical biblical scholarship including my study of the writings of former christians, ministers, and pastors who have left Christianity, including this book by Dr Long, Biblical Nonsense. I knew that if the bible is the remarkable document it is heralded to be, surely it can stand up to the most rigorous critical analysis. After pouring over thousands of pages of information from both sides of the issues including this book by Dr. Long, I have learned that the average skeptic has a much deeper and broader knowledge of the Bible than most average people who claim to be christians. An exhaustive reading of the comparative literature from both believers and former believers that is widely available in print and on the internet for all to see, proves this to be true. The real truth of the bible skeptic is that he is ultimately led by a search for the truth, not for the blatantly dishonest reasons parroted by the likes of JP Holding and other christian apologists. I have discovered for myself that Christian apologists will begin with the fundamentalist-driven conclusions or assertions (that the bible is inerrant, the bible is the spirit-written word of god, every word in the bible is true) and try to find any facts or evidence in support of these three assertions(and many others), conveniently ignoring strong and often irrefutable evidence that contradicts their haughty preconceptions. At the very least, this mannner of biblical analysis only seeks to support an intelectually dishonest and uncompromising foregone conclusion.Read more ›
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194 of 224 people found the following review helpful By Savanthar on October 19, 2005
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This book is simply irrefutable. Dr. Jason Long does an excellent job in substantially proving the Bible is not the divinely inspired "Word of God," but instead of mishmash of humanly inspired words attributed to a god. Dr. Long does an excellent job refuting the Bible on many grounds and he does it in an easy to read style that would even penetrate the hard heads of Fundamentalists should they choose to accept the challenge to their faith by actually reading this book. Dr. Long attacks the Bible from scientific perspectives, logical perspectives and he challenges the common Christian claim that it is infallible. He shows the Bible is rife with contradictions that haven't been effectively handled by Biblical apologists, despite their reaching for straws and claiming otherwise. He also exposes several mistranlslations of the original text that change the whole meaning of the commonly accepted scripture. These errors in translation are still evident in many Bibles to this day. To make the correction to some of these mistranslations would change all of accepted Christian dogma! So much for inerrancy. Some Bibles are translated more honestly than others and Dr. Long goes into this quite well.

This book lays it on the line and in my opinion will put Christian and Jewish apologists out of business. It is simply that good. Read it and find out for yourself. I'm sure you won't be disappointed in the sophistication of scholarship that went into writing and presenting this little gem of a book. Even the "great" Christian apologist J.P. Holding came here to put up a review on this book and his review couldn't even come close to refuting Biblical Nonsense. It makes me wonder how these apologists stay in business and keep fooling the believing masses with their non-scholarly baloney slicing (B.S.) Dr.
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179 of 210 people found the following review helpful By Tim L on February 8, 2006
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I am 38, have been a conservative Christian all of my life. This book was the first exposure to me of anything concerning the Bible other than what I have been conditioned to believe. Dr. Long makes this simple to understand yet gives totally irrefutable evidence as to why the Bible is a man made fiction. The realization that comes with knowing that Hell is a myth created by men wanting to frighten people into certain behavior is very liberating. I only wish I had the first 38 years of my life back to not waste on fantasies.
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33 of 38 people found the following review helpful By R. Bigelow on October 18, 2009
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Jason Long's book is a tough read. It is not very well written...stilted, repetitive in parts and not always convincing in its arguments. Nevertheless, he attacks the Bible on multiple fronts with relentless, mostly logical and detailed criticism. It's clear he knows his stuff. If you can stick with it, you will learn a lot about the Bible and its obvious contradictions and errors. The overwhelming conclusion that he draws: The Bible was not written by an inerrant God. Either He made lots of mistakes and was ignorant, or it was written by humans, with all the ignorance and superstition of their time. He hammers that point until any but the most devout believer would have to admit its truth.
Too bad he didn't use a ghost writer.
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40 of 49 people found the following review helpful By J. Pietersen on November 24, 2007
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Unlike so many others in the field Dr Long has succeeded in writing a well structured and concise yet remakably comprehensive critique of the Bible, not just for Doubting Christians (as the sub-title suggests) but for everyone who has ever been at the receiving end of religious indoctrinations (i.e. just about all of us). The text is easy to read, and despite the seriousness of the topic a very light dusting of sarcasm gives just the necessay spice to elicit a chuckle every now and then.

This book is not just a rehash of old arguments but an excellent addition to any clear thinker's library, particulalry those whose children's intellectual development are dear to them. It should stand up there with the best of the books of enlightenment, including The Origin of Species and Ideas; From Fire to Freud.

With dream analyses having been put to bed after Freud's ramblings on the matter Dr Long could perhaps have dismissed prophetic dreams as simple conjecture and instead spent some time on the question of whether ministers deliberately lie to their flock, deceive themselves before they deceive others or are taught that "the end justifies the means". Believers of yesteryear might have been forgiven because "they knew not what they did", but no modern-day minister, who during their studies must surely be exposed by the critical arguments from Dr Long and others, can still pretend to spread "the truth". In short, should preachers be regarded as leaders of the intellectually oppressed or deceitful politicians of faith?

The (albeit brief) discussions on the social indoctrination of our children and the subjectivity of apologetic replies are very welcome.
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