Random Quote #54 topic: atheism, Wayne Aiken's atheism cookie file

"This question is put to Christians who believe that the Bible unerringly
describes God and reports the commands and the characteristics of God. If
there is a God, it is natural that we should wish to be quite correct in
our understanding of that God's nature. So, we ask: Can and does God lie?

Looking this point up in the mazes of Holy Writ, we discover confusion. In
Numbers xxiii, 19, we are told: "God is not a man, that he should lie."
This is put even mere strongly in Hebrews vi, 18, where we read: "It was
impossible for God to lie."

But do these citations settle the matter? Ah, no, we are upset in, our
calculations the moment we turn to 2 Thessalonians ii, 11, where we read:
"For this cause God shall send them strong delusions, that they should
believe a lie." And in I Kings xxii, 23, God is thus reported: "Now,
therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all
these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee."

Can God lie? Can the Bible lie? Anyway, there is a mistake
somewhere. The big mistake is in entertaining the idea of a God."
[E. Haldeman-Julius, "The Meaning Of Atheism"]


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