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Religious Leaders Must Challenge Holy Scriptures

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Any book claiming divine authorship bars the reader from interacting with it. It is viewed as religious propaganda to be defended by believers, abused by humanists and ignored by the rest. No religious moral person could justify the words ascribed either to the great lawgiver or to the God who made him his spokesman on earth. Yet, it remains in the Torah, capable someday of being used as a precedent for brutality against a foreign enemy by religious literalists. The religious texts which are the basis of Judaism and Christianity cannot all be relied upon as historically true, or for that matter as the inspired word of God. More religious leaders will begin to take author's view when they realise how often they are being called upon to defend their religion against those crimes being committed in the name of their God, justified by their holy texts.

Keywords: Christianity; divine authorship; God; holy texts; Judaism; religious leaders; Torah



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