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23-04-2015, 03:41 PM
Article: 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/01/these-ar...the-world/

An article that gives only a dozen of religions' worst ideas. I found the part about bibliolatry very good. Even here on TTA, I've seen all of those, including "that wasn't real slavery" and the True Christian excuse.
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23-04-2015, 03:51 PM
RE: Article: 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed
The author relates a story from the bible of a chieftain who submits his tribe to circumcision as a good will gesture and is then slaughtered while tied down. What verse is that?

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23-04-2015, 04:07 PM (This post was last modified: 23-04-2015 04:15 PM by Clockwork.)
Article: 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed
The first thing that comes to mind is Genesis 17, but I'll research.

Edit: I think Genesis 34, where Hamor agrees to have his sons circumcised after his son Shechem rapes Dinah. Jacob & his boys say they won't give her over unless these dudes get snipped. Hamor agrees, then Jacob and the others kill them.
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23-04-2015, 04:19 PM
RE: Article: 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed
(23-04-2015 03:51 PM)devilsadvoc8 Wrote:  The author relates a story from the bible of a chieftain who submits his tribe to circumcision as a good will gesture and is then slaughtered while tied down. What verse is that?

Genesis 34

(34:20) And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
(34:21) These men [are] peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
(34:22) Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised.
(34:23) [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
(34:24) And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
(34:25) And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
(34:26) And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out. [edge: Heb: mouth]
(34:27) The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

there's more, but that's the core of the story

ETA: clockwork beat me to it

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23-04-2015, 05:04 PM
RE: Article: 12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed
(23-04-2015 04:19 PM)unfogged Wrote:  ETA: clockwork beat me to it

Which, trust me, surprises me as I've done very little religious research in eons. Smile
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