15) Tattoos are anathema: ("You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh on account of the dead or tattoo any marks upon you. I am the Lord"--Leviticus 19:28) Despite this teaching I manage to see Mexican Catholics daily with tattoos of the Virgin Mary, Jesus or a set of praying hands on their forearms and shoulder blades.
In this portion we will finish off the New Testament portion of Charlotte's 22 side dishes and begin to get a tasted of her fallacy of attempting to talk atheist into believing that New Testament Christians are supposed to follow Old Testament laws.
At this point I must parse Charlotte's 22 side dishes as she begins to make the fallacy which I mentioned at the beginning of part 1 which discredits the overwhelming majority of all of her arguments from impotent outrage. These are the texts that seek to apply Old Testament laws to Christians. We will group these at the end since it is at the end of her "sermon" that she lays it out in toto.
As with absolutely every condemnation of the Bible, its God, Jesus and Christians found within evilbible.com we must, yet again, note that this condemnation of hypocrisy goes unsubstantiated since is it premised upon an atheist worldview whereby condemnation of anything at all amounts to mere assertions based on emotive and impotent arguments from outrage.
Thus far evilbible.com has offered impotent outrage in the form of baseless condemnations and we have seen cases of capital punishment and no human sacrifice. At least, no human sacrifice from the Jews to the God of the Bible but by Gentile Pagans to their false gods. Oddly enough, evilbible.com's author did not condemn these-let's just get back to condemning Jews!
The next section is entitled, "Child Sacrifice" which again quotes the apocrypha but this time not from the Roman Catholic NAB but from the RSV, some Bibles include the apocrypha as historical reference:
Besides noting that evilbible.com can only logically condemn any action, such as human sacrifice, by appealing to assertions based on personal preference spiked with outrage we have also noted that thus far the author's claims remain unsubstantiated.
We will now consider a section of the evilbible.com page entitled, "God Commands Burning Humans" the entirety of which reads,
Thus far, we considered that evilbible.com's author has no premise, no basis, no ethos upon which to condemn anything at all and noted that the first considerations of "Why does God want me to burn animals and humans?" was one in which Abraham "didn't kill his son" and yet, the argument from outrage ensued.
In part 1 we considered that evilbible.com's author has no premise, no basis, no ethos upon which to condemn anything at all and noted that the first examples under "Why does God want me to burn animals and humans?" was Abraham who "didn't kill his son," peppered with arguments from outrage.
True Freethinker will now consider their promulgations in the area of Ritual Human Sacrifice in the Bible. As aforementioned in the parsed essay about rape in the Bible we should again note that when considering any and every atheist condemnation of any action whatsoever it is of primary importance to keep in mind that they are expressing personal opinions about the acts they are condemning. They are merely expressing their personal preferences in the form of morality borrowed from the Judeo-Christian worldview.
In the previous 5 parts of our consideration of evilbible.com's claims as to the question of rape in the Bible we noted an unfortunate trend amongst many atheists towards un-scholarly pseudo-skepticism and an inability to condemn any action by appealing to anything but assertions of authority and outrage. Our study of evilbible.com's claims demonstrated that they imagined rape where there was none and that they, for some odd and yet self-servingly convenient reason, neglected to quote, cite or comment on the biblical text that is crystal clear about its views on rape.
Preliminary reminders: typically it is the most militant atheist activists who look down upon everyone for not being as erudite as they who are, in reality, "faith"-filled-pseudo-skeptics who choose only to believe that which is self-servingly convenient. Also, as a reminder; any and every atheist condemnation of any action whatsoever is merely the piling up of unfounded assertion, upon unfounded assertion, upon unfounded assertion until a tel is built of arguments from outrage, arguments from personal incredulity, arguments for embarrassment, etc.
Again, we must begin by keeping within the forefront of our minds that many alleged champions of reason are mere pseudo-skeptics who have widdled down skepticism and scholarship to the point that it amounts to nothing but elephant hurling via cutting and pasting the first hyperlink that comes up on a search engine when a search for an anti-theistic slogan is conducted.
While evilbible.com condemns what they perceived as the Bible's approval of rape we must recall that they are merely presenting their opinions, personal preferences, assertion, upon unfounded assertion, upon unfounded assertion, and building a tel of arguments from outrage, arguments from personal incredulity, arguments for embarrassment, etc.
Now, to the relevant portions of the next text in the evilbible.com arsenal, Numbers 31:7-18,