The book Disproving Christianity By David G. McAfee cover the Bible’s incest dilemma. The dilemma comes from the inherent contradiction that comes from the Bible’s simultaneous condemnation of incest, and its reliance upon it. Here’s an excerpt from this section of the book:
Adam and Eve were the only two people on earth, and they parented Cain and Abel. The Bible is vague in this area but does mention in Genesis 4:17 that Cain “knew his wife; and she conceived.” His wife would have had to come from Adam and Eve as well, making her his sister. This means that the whole of humanity was created as a product of incest, and God did not allow for any other means of reproduction, assuming that The Bible reports historical reality. This is not the only time that The Bible condones this “wicked” behavior; God also blesses Lot and his family and allows them to live when he destroys all of Sodom and Gomorrah, even though his two daughters bore their father’s seed. We see this recurring theme arise again when Noah and his family are forced to repopulate the earth after the flood, causing humanity to once again be founded upon this sin. Abraham also marries his half-sister, Sarai, and receives blessings from God, creating an even more contradictory teaching. If The Bible should be used to teach morals (the vast majority of Christians would say that it should), yet it contradicts itself on these very “moral” issues, how can it be considered the “Good Book”?
Disproving Christianity and Other Secular Writings (3rd Edition)
Using a phenomenological approach to build his case based on in-depth study at the University of California, Santa Barbara, McAfee analyzes the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament doctrine to build a logical and reasonable case against their validity. From contradictions between lived and portrayed religions to factual errors within the texts themselves, no stone is left unturned in this fully updated and expanded refutation of Christianity.
- Paperback : 104 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1839190100