Famous Commentaries On The Bible

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It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
-Mark Twain
The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
-Alfred Armand Montapert
There can be no doubt that the Bible...became a stumbling-block in the path of progress, scientific, social and even moral. It was quoted against Copernicus as it was against Darwin.
-Preserved Smith
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
-G.K. Chesterton
The Good Book--one of the most remarkable euphemisms ever coined.
-Ashley Montagu
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.
-Bertrand Russell
The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
-Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
-Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
One does well to put on gloves when reading the New Testament; the proximity of so much impurity almost compels to this...I have searched in it vainly for even a single congenial trait...everything in it is cowardice and self-deception.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
-Ambrose Bierce
It is a curious thing that God learned Greek when he wished to turn author-and that he did not learn it better.
-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
It is despite the Bible, not because of it, that people have done good deeds.
-"Red" Ipson (1926- )
  The dogma of the infallibility of the Bible is no more self-evident than is that of the infallibility of the popes.
-Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)