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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bad Religion And The Abrahamic Tradition

Alan: The biblical patriarch Abraham -- the common founder of Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- is revered by all three religions chiefly for his willingness to kill his son because Yahweh/God told him to.

I -- like my devout Catholic mother -- believe that God would never command a parent to murder an innocent child and that the patriarch Abraham was "hearing voices" as the result of a psychotic breakdown.

The implications of this willingness to mistake psychosis for religious experience -- an error that lies at the heart of all three Abrahamic religions -- are explored below.

Good Religion And Bad Religion
http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2015/02/bad-religion-and-good-religion.html

Christianity's Bedrock Commitment To Torture: Remaking "The Faithful" In God's Image

Best Pax Posts On Torture

Bush's Torture Team: Legal Counselor John Yoo Justifies Crushing Children's Testicles
http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2014/12/dubyahs-torture-team-legal-counselor.html

America's Passion For Punishment And Torture

All 3 Abrahamic Religions Should Be As Ashamed Of Themselves As They Are Now Self-Certain

Conservative Christians Delight In The Punishment And Pain Of Others

Abrahamic Religions Must Deal With Their Own Bronze Age Atavism And Not Just Window Dress

What's Wrong With The Abrahamic Religions: Absolutism, Scriptural Inerrancy, Bloodlust

What's Wrong With The Abrahamic Religions: Absolutism, Scriptural Inerrancy, Bloodlust

Pastor John Piper "discusses the vexing problem of God ordering the mass killing of every Canaanite man, woman, and child."
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/2012/07/john-piper-on-why-its-right-for-god-to-slaughter-women-and-children-anytime-he-pleases-and-why-i-have-some-major-problems-with-that/

Mistakes In Scripture: When The Bible Gets The Bible Wrong

"Is The Bible More Violent Than The Quran?"

"What ISIS Really Wants" And How The Patriarch Abraham Appears To Be The Instigator

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