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2 SAMUEL 11:14-27

May 31, 2016 10:41:50 PM
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David coveted Uriah’s wife. So he had him killed in battle so David could have Bathsheba for himself.

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2 SAMUEL 12:1

May 31, 2016 10:41:50 PM
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For David’s murder of Uriah, God killed David’s child.

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2 SAMUEL 13:1-15

May 31, 2016 10:41:51 PM
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David’s son, Amnon, fell in love with his own sister, Tamar, a virgin. She protested his advances, (verse 14) "but he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her." Afterward, Amnon hated her and cast her out of the room.

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2 SAMUEL 13:28-29

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Tamar’s brother Absalom ordered his men to get Amnon drunk, then kill him for raping his sister.

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2 SAMUEL 18:6-7

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David’s army slaughtered 20,000 men in the forest of Ephraim.

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2 SAMUEL 18:15

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Joab took 3 javelins and plunged them into Absalom’s heart. Ten other men struck and killed him.

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2 SAMUEL 20:10-12

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Joab plunged a dagger into Amasa’s belly, spilling his intestines onto the ground. Amasa died, wallowing in his blood inthe middle of the road.

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2 SAMUEL 24:15

May 31, 2016 10:41:51 PM
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God sent a plague on Israel to punish David for sin. 70,000 people died.

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1 KINGS 2:24-25

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Solomon killed Adonijah.

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1 KINGS 2:29-34

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Solomon killed Joab.

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Many in the religious culture insist that the God and the Holy Bible provide the foundation for all morality.

With that in mind, take a moment to browse some specific examples of God-endorsed atrocities. Then, ask yourself (honestly) how you would feel about these accounts of rape, incest, slavery, torture and infanticide if the acts had been perpetrated by a human being: Hitler, Stalin, Hussein, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.

Doesn’t your moral code require you to denounce these acts as horrific and monstrous? Do you hold God to a different standard simply because "He is God, and he can do whatever he wants?"

Think about it. Even if Yahweh existed, would he be truly worthy of our praise and allegiance? Or is the truly moral person obligated to shun and denounce this petty, jealous, cruel and murderous tyrant?

This page addresses issues, contradictions and false logic with three of the most popular bible stories (Creation, Noah’s Ark and the Nativity Story), followed by a list of other scriptural accounts that conflict with each other. Browse the points below and ask yourself if the bible is truly a perfect, accurate, divinely-inspired document for living.


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