The Bible of Bibles

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Cosimo, Inc., Apr 1, 2007 - Religion - 388 pages
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There isn't just one Bible: there are many sacred books to be found all over the globe that claim to be the word of God, that purport to offer the only true path to eternal life, and that name all disbelievers in them as infidels. But they can't all be right, and in this foundational work of modern atheism, American spiritualist KERSEY GRAVES (1813-1883) lays out, in clear, concise, often mocking terms, the basis for denying the divine inspiration of all of them. Discover. . seven obscure Oriental Bibles . the "infidels" Bible . the moral defects of the Ten Commandments . unfulfilled Bible prophecies . errors in Bible facts and figures . 277 Bible contradictions . heathen customs appropriated by God . the impossibility of a person God . and much more. This is essential reading for students of comparative mythology and modern freethinkers. Also available from Cosimo: Graves's The Biography of Satan and The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors

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A reprint of an 1879 book, the author compares 27 books of sacred scripture with the Bible and finds inconsistencies within the Bible itself. His stated purpose is to use science and history to prove ... Read full review

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Contents

The Signs of the Times
1
Why This Work was Written
8
The Beauties and Benefits of Bibles
15
The Egyptian Bible The Hermas
26
Persian Bibles
29
Seven Other Oriental Bibles
36
The Jewish Bible
42
General Analogies of Bibles
45
DeathBed Repentance
196
An Erroneous Doctrine
199
Evils of the Belief in
202
An Immoral Doctrine
205
An Erroneous Doctrine
209
Bible Errors Respecting
213
A Personal God Impossible
216
Evil Natural and Moral Explained
218

One Hundred and Twentythree Errors in the Jewish
51
Numerous Absurdities in the Story of the Deluge
65
Ten Foolish Bible Stories
72
Bible Prophecies Not Fulfilled
91
Two Hundred and Seventyseven Bible Contradictions
101
Two Hundred Cases of Obscene Language in the Bible
121
Holy Mountains Lands Cities and Rivers
127
Character of Moses
135
Character of David Solomon and Lot
146
Its Nature Harmlessness and Origin
158
New Testament Errors
178
Our Duties are All Recorded in the Bible of Nature
181
A Divine Revelation Adverse to Human Progress
183
Primeval Innocency of Man Not True
184
Original Sin and Fall of Man Not True
186
Moral Depravity of Man a Delusion
188
Free Agency and Moral Accountability Erroneous
191
An Erroneous Doctrine
195
A Rational View of Sin and Its Consequences
223
The Bible Sanctions Every Species of Crime
227
Theft or Robbery
230
The Evil of Intemperance
231
Slaveholding
234
The Immoral Influence of the Bible
242
The Bible as a Moral Necessity
251
3 Send No More Bibles to the Heathen
257
The Three Christian Plans of Salvation
283
The True Religion Defined
298
Infidelity in Oriental Nations
311
Sects Schisms and Skeptics in Christian Countries
319
Character of the Christian God
335
Character and Erroneous Doctrines of the Apostles
343
Character of Peter
351
Spiritual or Implied Sense of Bibles
358
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Page 13 - I look on a world of sinners and sufferers, upon death-beds and graveyards, upon the world of woe, filled with hosts to suffer forever ; when I see my friends, my parents, my family, my people, my fellow-citizens; when I look upon a whole race, all involved in this sin and danger ; and when I see the great mass of them wholly unconcerned ; and when I feel that God only can save them, and yet He does not do it, — I am struck dumb. It is all dark, dark, dark, to my soul ; and I cannot disguise it.

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