Top Ten Reasons Why the Bible is a Horrid and Stupid Book

Just my top ten reasons. Add and vote other reasons below!

The Top Ten

1 It supports rape

Don't you just hate those people who think atheism is the only right way? They interpret scientific evidence (much of which is inconsistent) like we interpret the Bible. Is atheism a religion? You bet it is. No matter what stupid stuff atheists throw at me, no matter how poorly conceived the anthropocentric argument that we are the most powerful beings in the universe, no matter how stupid the "evidence" they have against creationism, I'm still following Jesus for Life! - CityGuru

Yeah... right. And when you say evidence, you say the Big Bang which God could've created anyway, as well as all the little proof of it, which God could've ALSO put there. In fact the Big Bang strengthens my belief in God even more. He'd have to make the bang, right? It couldn't have exploded into all the planets and galaxies we know without SOMETHING to make it explode. - xMagnoblade

If you actually bothered to READ the Bible, you'd know that NONE of these are accurate. Also...

"Literally quoted from the Bible" to... "Book written a thousand years ago"

"God supports slavery" to... "He punished the Egyptians because he's racist"

You absolutely must be stopped. - WonkeyDude98

Dude, you sound like a broken record player. All you say is "Quoted from the Bible", "Read the Bible". or something of that sort with different wording. You never have anything worth reading or researching. At least if you actually read the Bible, you'd throw some verses at us with the book, chapter, and verse intact. Like the women need to be silent thing. I've never read this, and I'm saying this as a person who has read the entire Bible more times than you can count. It would be much more helpful if you tell us the exact book, chapter, and verse each thing on this list comes from. - xMagnoblade

Criticising your list isn't hating you. I don't even know you. I'm giving you advice. Stop acting like atheism is the best thing ever and that Christianity is the worst. - RalphBob

If you think Christianity's the worst, you definitely haven't seen anything yet. The reasons on your list are ALL trying to disprove Judaism. And you seem like the one wearing a torture device. Let people be. I certainly can't cope with the thought of being an atheist and I never will. - xMagnoblade

Actually a good list, the bible is absolutely stupid in my opinion. - Nateawesomeness

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2 It tells women to be silent in church

The Bible must sometimes be understood in the context of the time period it was written in. 1st Corinthians is one of two letters sent from Paul the apostle to the church at Corinth, addressing internal issues this church was having. Bet you didn't know that, did you? The women in the church at Corinth were using their newfound freedom to speak out in the middle of sermons. They were interrupting the preachers. Clearly, they needed to be told to shut up during church services. They were told to ask their husbands after the service if they had questions about the message preached. That is what this passage is talking about.

I'd like to ask, have you even bothered to read what Bible historians have to say? You are making uninformed assumptions, based on scriptures that you have taken completely out of context.

"Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church." - The Bible - ARandomPerson

No, Christians choose to follow the pieces of the Bible that make sense. Not the ones that are useless nowadays. Like Exodus. Who cares about the plagues anymore? God wasn't even being racist! - xMagnoblade

Bible scriptures must be read in context of ALL other scriptures. I'm not going to go to the trouble of explaining this common misconception

And it says how men must be dominant and the masters of their households... its very sexist - Lucretia

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3 It tells of a racist god that only favored the Israelites.

The common assumption of many skeptics is that God chose the Jews just to give them some sort of preferential treatment. In reality, the Bible says that the Jews were selected to be a blessing to all the nations of the world. In fact, the same passages that says that God chose the Jews also says that God does not show partiality and commands the Jews to love other peoples.

Because He knew Abraham would follow his commands and teach his children these things. The Jews failed the same as any other human would. Besides, this is Old Testament stuff that doesn't even apply today!

Don't feed the troll... - EpicJake

Speaking of partiality, it's clear that you hate Christianity above other religions. And my proof is in the fact that you created this list. You haven't made a list about the Quran, or the Tripitaka (Buddhist holy book), or the Vedas (one of many holy books of Hinduism).

Yeah, and do you know how many other lists I've created? Only two. And those were about atheism. So, yeah. How can you base things out of one single thing on the Internet. You don't even know my name! - ARandomPerson

You are incredibly uninformed and ignorant. I will quote multiple scriptures from the Bible:
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female..." Galatians 3:28
"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe." Deuteronomy 10:17

I did read that part, and I read, FOR GOD DOES NOT SHOW FAVORITISM. Really. If he doesn't show favoritism, why are the humans his chosen ones? Why did he pick the Jews instead of the earth? And why does he describe himself as awesome? - ARandomPerson

4 It tells of a god that commits genocide.

Even if I were an atheist, I would be fine with this. First, their God's creation, so He can do whatever He wants with them. Second, if He is holy, He is required to punish people.

So since your child is your creations is your creation you can kill them and punish them - Lucretia

If you really want to read a "horrid" book, try The Black Book of Communism. It'll tell you all about how your atheist friends murdered 300 million people in the 20th century.

And how do you know I'm friends with him? For all you know, God Isn't real and Allah will send you to hell when you go to the afterlife. - ARandomPerson

Just because this humanity was evil didn't mean he had to kill everyone, he could have tought them to be better people. And I don't even believe this. - Lucretia

To be fair the Israelites kept on worshipping different religions over and over again in this one chapter that God was just punishing them for being stupid after the 3rd time. He didn't punish them with Genocide, that was the flood but there wasn't a lot of people anyways and he spared some.

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5 It tells you there is such place as hell

I'm going to resist the urge of telling you that you going there is a definite, because in the Bible (that you clearly didn't read), it tells me not to judgee other people's sentences for myself, but for God to do that Himself. Good luck, pal. - WonkeyDude98

Yes, Hell is absolutely a real place. And I guess that's why you hate the Bible for preaching that, because deep down you're aware of it but don't want to acknowledge it.

It makes no since, if there is a hell below us, how did no one ever find it, after all the digging people do in the earth? Or it is in some random star or the core of the earth? - Lucretia

Hell isn't o much a place as an experience. Christians have depersonalized Hell to keep their e picture of an omnibenevolent God intact. He is God's wrath against sinners.

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6 It tells of a god that only cared for one species

"And he (God) already has that power of coherent speech." Wow. Yes. HE does. YOU don't. Again, someone who arrogantly claims to "educate the world about the truth" cannot read and understand a simple sentence. Please stop embarrassing yourself.

All species originated as ocean single cell organisms, probably. And them the different bacteria was exposed to different types of conditions and evolved to support them without dying out. And that is why things are different species. - Lucretia

"Shoes that God is not need in everything." Maybe you should ask Him for the power of coherent speech.

I thought God was all powerful. He needs nothing. And he already has that power of coherent speech, as he is all powerful. - ARandomPerson

That cares for the lilies and sparrows? Forgetting that part my skeptic friends?

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7 It tells of a person dying to get rid of something evil their loving creator gave them

He didn't make the test SO Eve would fail, He gave her the test to prove her loyalty and dedication to Him. Because it fell short, He gave them the penalty of sin. - WonkeyDude98

God already knew she would fail. If he already knew, what is wrong with him when he decides to plant the tree anyways? - ARandomPerson

It means, God. Knowing Eve would eat the apple, Plants the tree. Then he gives Humans sin. Then, a thousand years later, Jesus comes, though I don't know how it's God son, when Only Joeseph and Mary, you know. Then, Jesus comes, gets killed, and God gets rid of sin! That he gave humanity! Cause he gave Eve a test, but knew she would fail! - ARandomPerson

What the heck does this even mean?

LOL! God honors free will. He placed Adam & Eve in the garden to rule over it. They are the one's who disobeyed God. They are the one's who sinned. That's why He sent Jesus, to REDEEM the human race from sin.

Why did got plan Jesus death? It seems creepy honestly, to be put to death for the sins and the fact that this god was okay with his appearant child dying, and whos okay with the death of a person who could have done better if they were still alive? - Lucretia

8 It supports slavery

He punished the Egyptians for ENSLAVING the Israelites. Not because they were Egyptian. Any just judge will deal out proper judgement.

What about... Hmm... Say, all those other groups that kept slaves? Hmm? They thought it was right... In the name of God. - ARandomPerson

Yeah, a quote would be nice here.

Yes. Which is wrong - Lucretia

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9 It says homosexuality is a sin

But at the same the New Testament says to love everyone. I remember reading about that in the Old Testament, but I don't believe God hates anyone he creates. Therefore, this is true because I've seen the verse, but God loves everyone.

He hates homosexuality because it's a sin and God is pure, but loves everything he creates. - xMagnoblade

Homosexuality is a sin - suck it up.

First, God doesn't love everyone (Psalm 5, 11, Hosea 9, Romans 9) but even if He did, He can still say something is sinful.

You're wrong my friend, the Bible says that God loved the world so much that He sent His only son. Jesus died for all of us, not a few of us. - GrimmShady

Divorce is a bigger sin though, and how much Christian extremists get divorvced? - Lucretia

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10 It hypnotizes too many people into believing made up nonsense

So true honestly( not to offend ) but really there is no proof ( both sides ) I see it as a way the people used to control people years ago

Yes. And it makes them those people that are like "Don't do that its not right in the bible" act dumb - Lucretia

The Contenders

11 It has nothing to do with history, yet people still refer to it.

The books of Numbers, 1st and 2nd Kings, Joshua and Judges contain history of the Jewish people. Jews know this. The Old Testament is included in the Torah, the Jews holy book. So, I guess you think the Torah is also 'a horrid and stupid book'. I find it hilarious that you haven't made a list about that. You are so ignorant.

But you hate the Bible? When clearly you know nothing of either book. Part of the bible is included in the Torah!

Well I don't believe in the Bible but it was written in the past an ancient book. Most Gods came from before any of us where born. So just saying that is history in a way.

Yes, historians instead of christians say most of the is probably bull. Very talented ones, and smart ones. - Lucretia

Yeah, except or it recording history perfectly centuries before anyone else.

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12 It tells of a god that told a man to kill his son

It's clear from this post that you HAVEN'T read the Bible. Perhaps you simply skimmed the Wikipedia cliff notes. You've misrepresented the story of Abraham. "Was convicted? " You'll just say ANYTHING, right?

He stopped Abraham from killing his son. He needed to know if a man was willing to give his son as a sacrifice, so that God could give the ultimate sacrifice-Jesus.

I cannot understand that reasoning. God having infinite knowledge has nothing to do with his honoring people's choices. It's like a parent that sees their adult child heading in the wrong direction. They know what is going to happen to them, but they have to respect their (now adult) child's decision to forge their own path.

As an atheist and former-agnostic myself, I actually doubt in any sort of way you have ever read the Bible. - Swellow

Why does he do that to test his faith? Could he not have told him too sacrafice a, bull, or used a more humane method like the Brazen bull? - Lucretia

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13 It says, you shall not murder, but Christians murdered people

Christians are not perfect goody-two-shoes who follow everything God says. Christians are still human, and humans sin. Hey, I'm a Christian and I curse pretty much every day but does that make God hate me? No. God hates nobody. - Mcgillacuddy

They were not innocent. The whole world was filled with evil. Not one was good. That is how that was described.

I'll say this again, HE DIDN'T KILL ANYONE INNOCENT DURING THE FLOOD. Christians are still human, and like mcgillacuddy said, humans sin. Now, good day. - WonkeyDude98

That's a patchy and hypothetical at best, as they were born from sinning families and would end up growing up sinful. - WonkeyDude98

And this is a problem with the Bible how?

Yeah, appearantly. So this almighty god is so good but gets to kill people which is a sin worth death for a human - Lucretia

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14 It tells an unbelievable story of all the animals fitting on one ship
15 It tells a man could survive in the stomach of a whale
16 God is all seeing and all knowing so he would know that Adam and Eve would eat the fruit
17 It's fake

True, the bible copied the Quran

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