Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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According to “Samuel,” David took a census of the people. This excited the wrath of Jehovah, and as a punishment he allowed David to choose seven years of famine, a flight of three months from pursuing enemies, or three days of pestilence. David, having confidence in God, chose the three days of pestilence; and. thereupon, God, the compassionate, on account of the sin of David, killed seventy thousand innocent men.

Under the same circumstances, what would a devil have done?

–Robert Green Ingersoll, “About the Holy Bible” (1894)

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  1. Some of those Old Testament stories are brutal! What God allowed to happen to Job on a bet (a loyal subject!) is appalling. Whenever want to test my faith, I read that particular book.

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