“[T]he believer in the inspiration of the Bible is compelled to declare that there was a time when slavery was right—when men could buy, and women could sell, their babes. He is compelled to insist that there was a time when polygamy was the highest form of virtue; when wars of extermination were waged with the sword of mercy; when religious toleration was a crime, and when death was the just penalty for having expressed an honest thought. He must maintain that Jehovah is just as bad now as he was four thousand years ago, or that he was just as good then as he is now, but that human conditions have so changed that slavery, polygamy, religious persecutions, and wars of conquest are now perfectly devilish. Once they were right—once they were commanded by God himself; now, they are prohibited. There has been such a change in the conditions of man that, at the present time, the devil is in favor of slavery, polygamy, religious persecution, and wars of conquest. That is to say, the devil entertains the same opinion to-day that Jehovah held four thousand years ago, but in the meantime Jehovah has remained exactly the same—changeless and incapable of change.”
— Robert G. Ingersoll - from The Christian Religion
So, I am asking as a Christian, where in the Bible does it talk about women selling there babies, and polygamy and all these evil acts were condoned? (and not taken poorly out of context?) If you’re going to make a statement about God, it would be helpful for you to show everyone where your information comes from, as appose to using a mans quote as Truth.
I would also like to say though, that I do appreciate you and the other Atheists who reblogged this post. and by that I mean, that you give yourself and name and an identity when you post your doubts about God, not just anonymously message someone regarding them. Thank for seeking Truth, and I pray you find it the ONLY person who claimed to be Truth; Jesus Christ.