Donald R Barbera's Blog Posts Tagged 'bible' (3)

el or elohim?

As a humanist, it is often difficult to remain mute when Christian religionists start quoting the Bible to support everything from bad weather to alien sightings. Since the Bible is its own proof source those ignorant of its roots have no idea to its authenticity or lack thereof. One need not go very deep into the…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 8, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Biblical Defense of Slavery

A few days ago I completed a particularly distasteful task of reading a book that defended American slavery based on "biblical" evidence and opinion considered to be factual. Trying to read the interminable 590 page tract from a point of neutrality never was a consideration. I expected to read a long list of apologetics, justifications and excuses for the enslavement of other human beings and I was not disappointed.…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on November 4, 2012 at 10:51pm — 3 Comments

Enough Already--They Ain't That Great

After the famed “Scopes Monkey Trial,” it might seem the state of Tennessee would avoid doing anything that put religion on display in a public place. Apparently, no wise men reside in the state because an old truism says, "a word to the wise is…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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