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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Oct 18, 2006 at 11:08

The old testament is a violent book because of the following:

If you hear of a city where another god is worshiped, then destroy everyone in the city and burn it down:

12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in 13 that wicked men have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known), 14 then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you, 15 you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. Destroy it completely, [a] both its people and its livestock. 16 Gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. It is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt.

Now the verses above are telling Jews what to do to other towns and cities that worship different Gods and Yahweh is simpily saying to the Israelis tha you can kill them.

This was the mission of Jesus according to the new testament:

49"I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! Luke 12:49

Jesus is not God.

Sohail

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