Podcast: Religion, Christmas & Liberty

I had a great conversation with my friends & fellow Being Libertarian crew members Brandon and Alon. We talked about Judaism, Christianity, atheism, and Christmas.

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The Bible Gone Wild – Kill the Blasphemers

I thought I’d just put out there some of the stuff that those who believe that the Bible is God’s word would necessarily have to endorse, comments are, as always appreciated:

A Blasphemer Stoned
10 Now the son of an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father went out among the Israelites, and a fight broke out in the camp between him and an Israelite. 11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse; so they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.) 12 They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.

13 Then the LORD said to Moses: 14 “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him. 15 Say to the Israelites: ‘If anyone curses his God, he will be held responsible; 16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him. Whether an alien or native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death.

Wow … God, that being supposedly perfect in wisdom and power, surely is a neurotic, insecure, and violent sociopath … at least if we give credence to this verse from that book called Bible.

Quite interesting how people can choose that same being as the ULTIMATE arbiter of righteousness and morality. I’m quite curious how this makes any sense.

I may remind anyone reading this: From a Christian’s point of view Jesus is God. So Jesus is that God that proclaimed that those who say things about him that aren’t very nice shall be STONED TO DEATH.

But, as always, I may be missing something here. So, all you devout Jesus freaks out there, fire away, tell me, what am I missing?

But, please, do stick to the verse I cited above, don’t try and deviate from it.

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