1. Like all proper dictators, the first thing to do when you grab power, is to legitimise your current position. So the first four of Jaweh’s Commandments are to do with establishing His own credentials. And as for the other six Commandments, you can drive a coach and horses through them. When it comes to doing Jaweh’s will ! They mean nothing ! The ridiculous nature of the Bible is shown in its own contradictory approach to morality. Onan gets the death penalty for spilling his seed upon the ground, whilst Abraham goes to heaven for being willing to murder his own son.

    Possible 11th Commandment:

    Thou shalt not commit contempt of court !

  2. Geez–even though I totally agree with all of the substance here, this kinda comes off having the eerie production buffoonery of what’s produced in the 700 Club studio. Is this being produced as something
    for Believers to wrap their minds around and foster cognitive dissonance??? Dr. Cornwell, being vaguely
    familiar with some of your other presentations, I feel it personally puts you in an odd light,—kinda like
    you”re talking to kids, in an Atheist Sunday School after taking time out from a busy week’s schedule. Are
    young people the group that is being targeted by this production????? Maybe you could clarify by comment
    here what the intended purpose of this video series is, and who the intended audience is.


    The Bible against itself

    Did Bible God never hear of the MAGNA CARTA,

    Surely a God should be under the same laws that he gives to humans ?

    Matt 7v12 has Jesus say the Golden Rule, ” So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets “. The inverse is do not do to others what you would not have them do to you.

    Well I do not want to go to an eternal torment so if i acted according to the Golden Rule of Matt 7v12, I would not send anyone else to eternal torment / hell. Jesus taught his disciples to live according to the Golden Rule then gave Simon Peter the keys of the kingdom of heaven, Matt 16v19, which would mean he could not send anyone to hades as Peter would not want to go there either.

    Matt 16v16 has Simon Peter say that Jesus is ” the Christ a Son of the living God.” and Jesus confirm these are words from the Father in Heaven.

    What other rules does the N.T. have Jesus give the disciples to live by ?

    Luke 6v37 , ” Do not condemn that you be not condemned, forgive and you will be forgiven “,

    Matt 5v7 Blessed are the merciful

    Matt 5v44 Love your enemies

    Matt 22v39 The greatest commandment- love your neighbour.

    Romans 10v13 Love does no harm to its neighbour therefore love is the fulfilment of the law

    Ephesians 5v28 Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies..no sane mind would hate their own body but feed and care for it.

    How would Simon Peter send anyone to hell without condemning himself ?

    How would God let anyone go to a hell without falling in himself ?

    It would not be ethical to let anyone go to an eternal torture / hell. A loving God would not do that.

    Matt 5v38 You have heard it said, ” Eye for eye and tooth for tooth but do not even exact such revenge “

    It would not be proportionate or like for like to let any human suffer for ever more for any errors they could do on Earth. If some one stole something it would not be eye for eye or tit for tat to cut off their hand or murder them, only that they should return the same value of goods that they stole. It would be over the top to
    let people go into eternal suffering of hell. So a loving God could not let most of humanity go to a hell or he would be acting worse than Hitler, especially since the majority of humans have done no major harm to their neighbour- just going about their lives in a reasonable fashion, learning, working, making a family

    If you think that Christ paid the price to save humanity then do you think his life wasn’t enough for all humanity ?
    When a sensible shepherd buys a pen of sheep at market, he doesn’t ask whether they want to get on the lorry, he herds them all on whether they like it or not because he knows that they will like it at the farm once they get there. If any refuse he carries them onto the lorry.
    If Jesus paid the price for humanity then he would surely take every one to a heaven

    John 3v16 For God so loved the world. Well Romans 13v10 says that love does no harm.
    Matt 7v13 has Jesus say, “Broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it ”
    If Jesus / God knew that most people would go to destruction and if that meant hell then God would have a duty of care to prevent that either by ensuring that all did go to heaven or by terminating humanity in the first century to limit the numbers going to hell, or by letting people become unborn again- like before they were conceived- ceasing to exist or by cancelling hell. If Jesus won the victory over hell then surely he would have cancelled it out as if it never existed. Otherwise it would merely be like changing the jailer but maintaining the same system

    The Bible is a complex mix of ideas.
    The most caring, best of the ideas contradict the cruelest, worst of the ideas.
    The doctrine of hell is incompatible with the ideas about love in the Bible. It would break the geneva convention
    Hell either never existed or Jesus cancelled it out
    A loving God would not act like orthodoxy based on some Bible verses claims or he would break every good idea in the Book

    Maybe people who threaten others with hell have been acting like the older brother of the prodigal son who was in a bad mood about the unworthy getting good things. Or maybe they are like the the servant in who treated the others cruelly in Luke 12v45 or Matt 18v28 but note the Master acts hypocritically by having the servant tortured.

    Maybe Richard Dawkins is like the Good Samaritan who comes to the rescue of those beaten up and made ill by the bad psychology of the Bible ? The ministers / pharisees are too busy trying to keep themselves in a job to help administer reality. The reality is that no one is going to a cosmic eternal hell. There is no evidence that it ever existed and it would not be ethical to let anyone go there and the best loving verses in the Bible condemn such an idea. For Jesus to be a hero he would need to have cancelled hell.

    Maybe the myth of Jesus can save us from the errors of myth and supernaturalism. The theological theories composed over 1700 years ago have been tried and tested by the winds of time, the cradle has rocked, the theory of evolution by natural selection has made the cradle fall, down came the fear of hell / hades and the hypothesis that there was a supernatural realm / God and all.

  4. Please have a look at 25:40.

    First of all, you should never play the Hitler-was-a-Catholic card in a persuasive and supposedly high-quality debate. Hitler was born in Austria, and this area including the south of Germany is traditionally Catholic. If he had been born in Hamburg, he would have been Protestant. It just doesn’t matter at this point, because he denied any form of religion. In Nazi-mythology, bits and pieces from all cultures and religions were abused and put together in order to support the ideas of a superior Aryan race of people. Just look at the symbol of the Swastika. It’s a 6000 year old symbol from Asia, becoming en vogue in mid 19th century in middle Europe. The Nazis just took it for their purpose. The same is with Nietzsche’s philosophy, Wagner’s music, and Luther’s criticism (not hate!) against Jews. Nietzsche formulated a criticism on society, religion and morality. Try to read him, there are good arguments in favour of atheism! Luther lived in the late 15th /early 16th century. Should we base our argumentation on 500 year old perspectives? Certainly not. Neither should we use Nazi quasi-religion, or Stalin who was distant from any form of religion as Hitler was.

    By the way, the interviewer (time mentioned above) speaks about a strong Catholic nation of Germany, and puts Luther in the same sentence. Bad research or bad interviewer? In addition, Germany at that time was 50-50 Catholic (south and west) and Protestand (north and east). Please, don’t bring in German history, Nazi ideology and Luther if you don’t have a deeper understanding of their (made-up) historical connections.
    Send me an e-mail if you want to know more!

    Tobi, Dresden/Germany

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