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  • Yes

    Anyone who reads the Bible throughout can see that the culture of the day had an influence on what was written. For example laws about rape, murder, slavery etc that would be considered abhorrent today were normal then. Therefore there was obviously not a divine influence in it, but a social one. Secondly there is an exorbitant amount of rape, murder and infanticide that God condones in the Old Testament.

  • The majority of it yes.

    The bible supports rapists marrying their victims, it supports killing children, stoning young boys who may be rebellious to teach future generations a lesson, it supports homophobia, it supports sexism 'women should be submissive to their husbands and not speak in church', the list could go on and on. I don't think these are very moral guidelines to follow. The bible also states that we cant wear two types of fabric and we can't eat shellfish. Reading that thing was one of the main reasons i decided against Religion. Even the new testament isn't the most delightful book in the world.

  • Nothing but atrocities

    The bible supports human sacrifice,slavery,genocide & misogyny,on top of that it is full of a bunch of cryptic things that are both insulting to an average persons intelligence & contradicting to reality,if that wasn't bad enough the bible or any other religious holy book tolerates ignorance, bigotry, cruelty, hypocrisy, and sexism, many people who read the bible or any other holy book who would otherwise be rational,reasonable or realistic turn out to be quite the opposite.

  • Slavery, genocide, and ignorace

    The old testament said to kill a man if he worked on sunday. Said to kill anyone who did not believe in the one Lord God, and keep there women and children as slaves. Religion feeds of ignorance.
    Also it says bats are birds corrupted by evil. Now come on there not even the same species.

  • Certainly.

    There are many examples of deplorable morality found scattered throughout the biblical text, including issues addressing slavery, the status of women, free speech, and genocide. For example, concerning slavery, the Bible gives instructions on how to sell one's daughter as a slave (Exodus 21:7-11), states that a slave owner should not be disciplined for non-fatally beating his "property" (Exodus 21:20-21), and even commands slaves in the New Testament to be obedient to their master (Ephesians 6:5). Many more examples of all the issues I mentioned can be found in the Bible, as well.

  • Absolutely

    Anyone who reads the Bible throughout can see that the culture of the day had an influence on what was written. For example laws about rape, murder, slavery etc that would be considered abhorrent today were normal then. Therefore there was obviously not a divine influence in it, but a social one. Secondly there is an exorbitant amount of rape, murder and infanticide that God condones in the Old Testament.

  • Absolutely

    In today's society, many stories in the bible display poor ethics and morals. Things like homosexuality which is widely supported and gaining support everyday are considered "sin," while slavery, and the practice of men ruling over and ruling their wives is acceptable. This sets a set of morals that may have been applicable at one point, but are outdated and amoral by today's standards, setting a bad example of ethics and morals for our society

  • For a modern society

    For a modern society, the Bible's standard of ethics and morals isn't really applicable any more. It was probably good at the time, but in the modern era, people who advocate Biblical morality tend to pick and choose what aspects of the Bible they actually want to adopt, because some of them are so egregious (anything condoning slavery, for example) they'd never work in the modern era.

  • No,the bible does not display poor ethics and morals.

    No,the bible does not display poor ethics and morals.The whole point of the bible is to teach what is right and wrong and if it seems that it displays poor ethics and morals it is an attempt to teach what is wrong and offer alternate ways to lead a good life.

  • Put the Old Testament through the cross.

    Although, in the Old Testament it did support homophobia and other atrocities, these things changed in the New Testament. The New Testament condemns homophobia, stoning, and sexism. Rather, the New Testament puts an emphasis on love and grace and requires that all Christians show love and grace toward every human being and condemns any sort of hate.

  • It is the Standard of Morals and Ethics

    The Bible cannot display poor ethics and morals as it displays the standard. God decides what is moral and ethical so his Word gets to set the bar, not humans. It doesn't matter what we think is moral or immoral, it only matters what God and the Bible says is moral or immoral.

  • Every Word of God is Right

    The Bible is the Word of God and therefore everything about it is good. It was given for us as a guide to live by. Although, some of the ethics and morals have changed as time has progressed, but if those ethics and morals were acceptable during that time period, then they were indeed good. Once new "rules/standards" took place in the Bible, outlining what we are to do today, then we are commanded to obey them and in doing so, we'll be blessed.

  • The bible defines the standard of morality therefore one cannot apply a assesment of the bible ethics from a moral perspective.

    I have to definitly dissagree with the above statements. We really have no way of knowing wether the nations the isrealites were forced to destroy were ever warned of there imminent doom. But i can say with reasonable certainty that they were. I say this because Nineva was an evil nation who did things detestable to the Lord. God sent Jonah to warn them that if they didn't, then they would die. We really have no way of knowing if God gave them warning. Secondly, if you mess up, you have to pay the price. Moses was God's most reverent prophet, but he never got to see the promised land. Moses disobeyed. God doesn't believe in killing innocent civilians for the sake of them being innocent.

  • No - the Bible gives many good examples on how to live

    The Bible's stories that show good moral examples on how to live ethically far outweigh the stories and examples of those who do not show these principles. The New Testament is chock full of ideas and ways to live in a loving world, honoring God by being a good person and living by the law.


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