The sovereign can no longer say, "You shall think as I do on pain of death;" but he says, "You are free to think differently from me, and to retain your life, your property, and all that you possess; but if such be your determination, you are henceforth an alien among your people."

(Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835)

Friday, 19 March 2010

Who wrote the Bible?

Here is a documentary about the origins of the Bible, both the new as well as the old testament. The message of the documentary is basically that the Bible is no witness account. The history as it is described in the Bible does not match the archaeological evidence. Written many decades or in some cases centuries after the actual events, the Bible can therefore not be read literally.

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