Post by Ivan The Terrible Post by Syd M. Post by Ivan The Terrible Post by Ivan The Terrible
My own suspicion is this:Most atheists abandon religion because
they don't like being constrained by the rules of religion.
You are wrong, inquisition breath.
Jews never had an Inquisition.
Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is
giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their
fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign
gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully.
If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable
act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and
completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the
livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle
of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch
as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must
remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of
the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the
LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you.
He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation,
just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. "The LORD your
God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the
commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him."