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THE BIBLE: WORSE THAN “MEIN KAMPF”?

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Dan Barker, co-president of The Freedom from Religion Foundation, believes the Bible is a worse guide for human behavior than Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.” He took that position on my radio show, when asked about a new effort by a conservative Congressman to give  Bibles to all his colleagues as a source for inspiration. By insisting the Bible’s worse than “Mein Kampf “by an order of magnitude,” he ignores compassionate passages – like “love your neighbor as yourself” or “honor your father and mother.” Where are comparably positive sections in Hitler’s manifesto of hate? Though terrible things have been done in the Bible’s name over 3,000 years, great things have been done as well – like ending slavery, or rescuing the poor and ill through charity.  What goodness has “Mein Kampf” inspired? The anti-religious passions of diehard secularists produce the most toxic, misguided forms of prejudice.

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  1. American  •  Aug 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Don Barker has been deceived by the devil. The terrible result of such deception is well documented in 20th century state atheist democide.

  2. William  •  Aug 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    The German / Nazi army’s slogan was “Gott mit uns” or “God with us”, and they held religious ceremonies regularly, even mere hours after killing Jews.

    Hitler wasn’t an atheist, and praised the antisemitic writings of Martin Luther. That’s hardly secular.

    But I also don’t think it’s fair to blame all of the things done in the name of the Bible as being caused by the Bible. People kill for all sorts of reasons, and look for convenient excuses for the killing. The Bible is an easy one to use.

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