In 1860, journalist William Henry Burr sat down with his Bible and began compiling pairs of self-contradictory statements. The result was a timeless classic.
Burr doesn't clutter the book with convoluted exegesis. He just lists the quotations, letting them speak for themselves, and providing a rich arsenal of material for arguing with any God expert: how could any deity have been involved in the writing of such a jumble of confusion?
The Humanist Press ebook-only edition also features a new appendix: Self-Contradictions in the Qur'an, with a discussion of how Muslim God experts try to explain them away.
GOD DWELLS IN LIGHT.
Dwelling in light which no man can approach unto. (1 Tim. 6:16.)
GOD DWELLS IN DARKNESS.
The Lord said he would dwell in thick darkness. (1 Kings 8:12.)
THE MAKING OF IMAGES FORBIDDEN.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath. (Ex. 20:4.)
THE MAKING OF IMAGES COMMANDED.
Thou shalt make two cherubims of gold. Ex. 25:18
NON-MUSLIMS MAY ENTER HEAVEN
Those who believe (in the Qur'an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. Qur'an 2:62
NON-MUSLIMS MAY NOT ENTER HEAVEN
If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good). Qur'an 3:85
CHILDREN ARE PUNISHED FOR THE SINS OF THEIR PARENTS.
I am a jealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children. (Ex. 20:5.)
CHILDREN ARE NOT PUNISHED FOR THE SINS OF THEIR PARENTS.
The son shall not bear the iniquities of the father. (Ezek. 18:20.)
A GOOD NAME A BLESSING.
A good name is better than precious ointment. (Eccl. 7:1.)
A GOOD NAME IS A CURSE.
Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you. (Luke 6:26.)
THERE WERE TWO ANGELS SEEN WITHIN THE SEPULCHRE.
And as she wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white. (John 20:11, 12.)
THERE WAS BUT ONE ANGEL SEEN WITHIN THE SEPULCHRE.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment. (Mark 16:5.)
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