The Bible is evil
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Evil: Harmful to society
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- This debate is going to assume that Gods version of morality is subjective and not objective morality
Pretty simple debate topic, if I left any rules or definitions you feel I should have clarified I urge you to tell me so that I may clarify.
Furthermore, a book cannot be "evil" even if we pretend the word evil actually means something in objective reality. The book itself is just ink and paper, it has no intentions and can do no harm.
You have already accepted this by saying we should not eradicate the bible itself. If the bible itself is evil, then why is it so benign as long as there aren't people carrying out what it says to do?
Whether or not the Bible is actually committing these act's is irrelevant since by this same logic Hitler and Stalin weren't evil since they for the most part never directly did act's of violence and instead encouraged or manipulated people to do these acts.
If evil means harmful to society, then the bible is clearly just as good as it is evil if not more.
more often than not your average Joe christian is a non-slave owner who goes to church to sing songs and give sandwiches to homeless people. Sure, christianity is kind of stupid but most christians are not bad people.
Since the vast majority of christians do not condone slavery these days,
Here is a list of 100 quotes from the bible about freedom and liberty.
that is due to their interpretation of the bible, not the bible itself.
Furthermore, Jehovah's witnesses may have these beliefs, but they do not actively bring harm to anyone based on their beliefs in most cases.
This is not the same at all, Hitler and Stalin are humans with moral agency who purposely manipulated people into doing evil things, the bible is just a bundle of paper and ink that can be interpreted in a variety of ways.
I would also like to add that the bible's inconsistency is one of the greatest proofs that it is not evil.
If the Bible is logically inconsistent than it's still harmful to society.
It's the same scenario, Christians are spreading love and happiness and yet also carry around and use a book as a moral compass that condones slavery, sexism, and genocide.
Who is talking about christians nowadays? I don't care about Christians nowadays, I care about Christians back than.
Ok and Stalin and Hitler were just two random guys who's messages can be interpreted in different ways? What's the difference?
personally i'd respect an honest and psychopathic person than a hypocrite.