Abortion and the slaughter of the Canaanites
In the thread, “Is abortion a form of child sacrifice?”, a new commenter tells how, when atheists say that the God of the Bible is a despicable monster for ordering the Hebrews to wipe out the Canaanites, he tries to turn the tables on them by arguing that the universal abortion now practiced throughout the West is a product of atheism—a responsibiity they reject. I then revisit my argument that the eradication of the Canaanites, if understood correctly, is not the terrible problem for Judaism and Christianity that everyone thinks it is. The Bible is true, but it needs to be read spiritually, not as though it were a newspaper—by which I mean, not with the same part of the mind we use and the same level of consciousness we are in when we read a newspaper.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 07, 2012 09:35 AM | Send