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Biblical Nonsense: A Review of the Bible for Doubting Christians Paperback – January 19, 2005
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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.Read more ›
Too bad he didn't use a ghost writer.
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.Read more ›
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very factual and to the point. as a recovering catholic ,baby ,boomer i wander how i ever believed all that s***.Published 4 months ago by Michael D'Arcy
Excellent work. Well written and very, very easy to understand. Most Christians haven't read the Bible for themselves but this book demonstrates to them what is in it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard DellaValle
A thorough and very convincing analysis showing that the Bible is human, all too human. Dr. Jong know his Bible, not to say his Bibles. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Napoleon III
This is an incredibly comprehensive examination of how the Bible is not the divinely inspired book that Christians claim it to be. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Hayes
Well pointed out faults, religions of all kinds suffer from the same fate- UN-provable stories
we are born with a clean slate -- become corrupt in adult years -- back... Read more
It was interesting , but to repetitious. There was nothing really starling for anyone except the most conservative bible thumper who believes that every word in the BIBLE is the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by tbass
If your Christian everyone should read this. I would like to know if the another has a similar publication for the koranPublished 13 months ago by Ian S. Clifton
Seriously thought provoking book dealing with issues only those with strong intestinal fortitude can stomach. Read morePublished 14 months ago by F.X.