16 Sep '14, 5pm

[New Post] "Canaanites, Reality Checks, and Letting the Bible Out of the Box" (with @PeteEnns)

Once, in Sunday school, I raised a slap-bracelet-bedecked hand to ask why God drowned all the world’s animals in the Great Flood—save those on the ark—when it was people who had sinned, not innocent penguins and kangaroos. (She told me to go home and ask my father.) In high school, in the midst of yet another noble attempt to read the Bible in a year, I remember drawing breath upon reaching the story of the Battle of Jericho and realizing that after the walls came a-tumblin’ down, the Israelites “destroyed with the sword ever living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys,” all on God’s orders. In any other context, this would be condemned as genocide. Why would a good and loving God call for the slaughter of little children? A tipping point occurred during a sleepy, 9-a.m. Introduction to World Literature class when my class read the Epic of Gi...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/peter-enns-bible-tells-me-so

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