Further to our 2-part article, The Old Testament: For and Against — A debate between Christopher Jon Bjerknes and Lasha Darkmoon, here is a continuation of the debate by a few of our best commenters. These writers are almost unanimous in their condemnation of the Old Testament which they see as a bloodthirsty screed of writings in which a vengeful God, Yahweh or Jehovah, gives his chosen people, the Jews, carte blanche to lord it over the gentiles and take possession of their lands.
This article is in response to Part 1, by Christopher Jon Bjerknes, Why I Hate the Old Testament
Part 2: In Defense of the Old Testament
by Lasha Darkmoon
The Bible is the Holy Book of 2.1 billion Christians. Can so many Christians be wrong to read the first half of the Bible, the Old Testament, with reverence and respect? Does the girl in the picture above, who is reading the Old Testament, look evil and dangerous to you? (more…)