Something that I would like to my grandma for Christmas: Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. Unfortunately it isn’t available in book form. Precisely so I want to show to her the great work of annotation made on the Old and New Testament. The notes are about injustice, absurdity, cruelty, violence, contradictions (my favourite notes, family values, women, good stuff, science, history, prophecy, sex, language, interpretation, homosexuality and intolerance that you can find on the Bible.
The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible attempts to remedy this imbalance. It includes the entire text of the King James Version of the Bible, but without the pro-Bible propaganda. Instead, passages are highlighted that are an embarrassment to the Bible-believer, and the parts of the Bible that are never read in any Church, Bible study group, or Sunday School class are emphasized. For it is these passages that test the claims of the Bible-believer. The contradictions and false prophecies show that the Bible is not inerrant; the cruelties, injustices, and insults to women, that it is neither good nor just.
The SAB will help those who believe in the Bible to honestly reconsider that belief. It will help those who are unfamiliar with the Bible to resist the temptation to believe. And it will help those who have already rejected the Bible defend their position.
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