Some Mistakes of Moses

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2009 - Philosophy - 272 pages
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As outspoken in his day as Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens are today, American freethinker and author ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL (1833-1899) was a notorious radical whose uncompromising views on religion and slavery (they were bad, in his opinion), women's suffrage (a good idea, he believed), and other contentious matters of his era made him a wildly popular orator and critic of 19th-century American culture and public life. First published in 1879, this audaciously titled volume is a collection of short essays challenging the concept of biblical inerrancy. Focusing on the first five books of the Bible, once popularly believed to have been written by Moses, Ingersoll highlights the savageries, absurdities, injustices, and scientific inaccuracies of the writings considered noble and true by so many. As enjoyable a read as it is a provocative one, this is the lost classic of a true American original.
 

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A few of the apologetics he dismantles are rarely used anymore, and it feels a bit slow in those parts, but overall his wit shines through and will have you nodding and remarking aloud. Read full review

Contents

Chapter SOME MISTAKES OF MosEs
14
FREE ScHooLs
26
THE POLITICIANS
31
MAN AND WQMAN
35
THE PENTATEUCH
46
MONDAY
56
TUESDAY
63
WEDNESDAY
67
THE FALL
115
DAMINEss I38 XIX BACCHUS AND BAEEL I69 XX FAITH IN F ILTH I6
169
THE HEBREWS
184
THE PLAGUES
190
THE FLIGHT
210
CONFESS AND AVOID
241
INSPIRED SLAVERY
245
INSPIRED MARRIAGE
250

THURSDAY HE MADE THE STARS ALSO
72
LET Us MAKE MAN
92
SUNDAY I01 XV THE N EcEssITY FOR A GooD MEMORY
101
THE GARDEN
109
INsPIRED WAR
253
INSPIRED RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
256
CoNcLUsIoN
262
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