Monday, February 27, 2006

The Battle For God: Part Five

Didn't have much time to read today, only fifteen minutes.

Page 159: Armstrong refers to a tenet "of all religions" the "absolute sanctity of human life." Can we say, "human sacrifice"? How about "ritualistic murder?" Turn to the Old Testament and we find what we would describe as ethnic cleansing and genocide commanded by God. Turn to the New Testament, and we find such verses as Romans 13:4, "For [rulers] are God's servants to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing." In short, it's a generality, and a not very well supported one either.

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