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It's not about the Bible,
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This review is from: NONSENSE FROM THE BIBLE (Kindle Edition)
In his Introduction, Brian Baker states that his problem with the Bible isn't that it's just a collection of stories and myths written by many authors over a millennia and a half, but rather it's how it is presented as "the word of God". In this straightforward paragraph he sums up the real issue; we can probably deal with contradictions, wildly exaggerated claims, inconsistencies and errors if we are comfortable with the Bible as a subject of cultural and sociological study and nothing more.
Baker lists the more common of these anomalies within the Bible and takes some pleasure in pointing out the text which argues for cannabilism, rape, murder and general malfeasance, all "in the name of God". In doing this, I feel he has provided the text he refers to with a layer of credibility it does not deserve. On the one hand he is saying the Bible is a random book of stories, a pick and mix "1001 nights" of which one would expect little in respect of hard fact or literal history. By then critiquing the finer text of these stories Baker is arguing as if they were such hard facts or literal history and that is clearly not his goal with this book.
He can be sensationalist in his style and does repeat his core tenet over and over, but there is an honesty in his writing that smacks of catharsis for him, and who can blame him that!
In this book, Baker touches on his personal journey and perhaps i should have come to this having read his earlier work as that sounds like the real story here. That and not What the Bible says, but Why it still says it to so many people.