Famous Commentaries On The Bible
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ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother
me, it is the parts that I do understand.
total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular
things in all literature.
-Alfred Armand Montapert
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.
tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies;
probably because they are generally the same people.
|The Good Book--one
of the most remarkable euphemisms ever coined.
|So far as
I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise
of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who
-Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899)
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
-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.
n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from
the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are
|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)