Some Mistakes of Moses

Some Mistakes of Moses

Robert G. Ingersoll / Oct 23, 2019

Some Mistakes of Moses Ingersoll was widely known as the greatest orator of his time and could soundly thrash any challenger in a debate especially in a debate on religion His logic was impeccable and his mind was as sharp

  • Title: Some Mistakes of Moses
  • Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
  • ISBN: 9781585090600
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ingersoll was widely known as the greatest orator of his time and could soundly thrash any challenger in a debate especially in a debate on religion His logic was impeccable and his mind was as sharp as a whip Many religious beliefs have no logic in them at all and Ingersoll was a master at exposing the outright cruelty, stupidity and foolishness that religions, throughIngersoll was widely known as the greatest orator of his time and could soundly thrash any challenger in a debate especially in a debate on religion His logic was impeccable and his mind was as sharp as a whip Many religious beliefs have no logic in them at all and Ingersoll was a master at exposing the outright cruelty, stupidity and foolishness that religions, through their dogmatic and outdated precepts, force us to embrace This book covers the Old Testament, worshipped and revered by Jews and Christians alike, which supports things like slavery, warfare, polygamy and the idea that women should be treated as property He asks many pointed questions For example If you find slavery upheld in a book said to have been written by God, what would you expect to find in a book inspired by the devil Also, why would God tell me how to raise my children when he had to drown his own in the flood He also presents an interview of two men at the gates of heaven one an honest and loving family man, the other a despicable thieving businessman Based on their beliefs, guess who gets into heaven and who goes to hell This book will truly make you think It is meant to demonstrate how religion can control and affect our lives in ways that are quite contrary to our own moral fiber, modern logical reasoning and ethical conscience.

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        On August 11, 1833, was born the greatest and noblest of the Western World an immense personality, unique, lovable, sublime the peerless orator of all time, and as true a poet as Nature ever held in tender clasp upon her loving breast, and, in words coined for the chosen few, told of the joys and sorrows, hopes, dreams, and fears of universal life a patriot whose golden words and deathless deeds were worthy of the Great Republic a philanthropist, real and genuine a philosopher whose central theme was human love, who placed the holy hearth of home higher than the altar of any god an iconoclast, a builder a reformer, perfectly poised, absolutely honest, and as fearless as truth itself the most aggressive and formidable foe of superstition the most valiant champion of reason Robert G Ingersoll Herman E KittredgeRobert Green Ingersoll, who became the best known advocate of freethought in the 19th century, was born in Dresden, N.Y The son of an impoverished itinerant pastor, he later recalled his formative church experiences The minister asked us if we knew that we all deserved to go to hell, and we all answered yes Then we were asked if we would be willing to go to hell if it was God s will, and every little liar shouted Yes He became an attorney by apprenticeship, and a colonel in the Civil War, fighting in the Battle of Shiloh In 1867, Ingersoll was appointed Illinois first Attorney General His political career was cut short by his refusal to halt his controversial lectures, but he achieved national political fame for his thrilling nomination speech for James G Blaine for president at the national convention of the Republican Party in 1876 Ingersoll was good friends with three U.S presidents The distinguished attorney was known and admired by most of the leading progressives and thinkers of his day.Ingersoll traveled the continent for 30 years, speaking to capacity audiences, once attracting 50,000 people to a lecture in Chicago 40,000 too many for the Exposition Center His repertoire included 3 to 4 hour lectures on Shakespeare, Voltaire and Burns, but the largest crowds turned out to hear him denounce the bible and religion He initially settled in Peoria, Illinois, then in Washington, D.C where he successfully defended falsely accused men in the Star Route scandal, the most famous political trial of the 19th century Religious rumors against Ingersoll abounded One had it that Ingersoll s son was a drunkard who than once had to be carried away from the table Ingersoll wrote It is not true that intoxicating beverages are served at my table It is not true that my son ever was drunk It is not true that he had to be carried away from the table Besides, I have no son During the Civil War he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 11th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, and was captured near Corinth, Mississippi Although soon released, he still made time to treat his Confederate captors to a rousing anti slavery speech.He hoped for but was never awarded a Cabinet post The Republicans were afraid of his unorthodox religious views He was told that he could progress politically if he hid his religious views, but Ingersoll refused on the charge that withholding information from the public would be immoral.He strongly advocated equal rights for blacks and women He defended Susan B Anthony from hecklers when she spoke in Peoria when every hotel in the city refused to house Frederick Douglass, he welcomed him into his home.More ffrf news day dayitems itfidels library historicabertgreeningersoll 8 2 positiveatheism tochinilosopedia indexpenpedia wiki Robert_G


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    1. The Pentateuch is hailed as a foundation for modern Christianity and ancient Judaism. As a former bible-believing propagator, sundry situations in the Old (and New) Testaments plagued me. Being reared to believe the Bible without allowance for critical reasoning, I assumed that all my teachers and biblical theologians MUST have "figured it all out." It was my duty to trust their interpretation and the inspiration of these difficult passages.Robert Ingersoll's books were off-limits to my narrow C [...]


    2. "For many years I have regarded the Pentateuch simply as a record of a barbarous people, in which are found a great number of the ceremonies of savagery, many absurd and unjust laws, and thousands of ideas inconsistent with known and demonstrated facts. To me it seemed almost a crime to teach that this record was written by inspired men; that slavery, polygamy, wars of conquest and extermination were right, and that there was a time when men could win the approbation of infinite Intelligence, Ju [...]


    3. "For many years I have regarded the Pentateuch simply as a record of a barbarous people, in which are found a great number of the ceremonies of savagery, many absurd and unjust laws, and thousands of ideas inconsistent with known and demonstrated facts. To me it seemed almost a crime to teach that this record was written by inspired men; that slavery, polygamy, wars of conquest and extermination were right, and that there was a time when men could win the approbation of infinite Intelligence, Ju [...]


    4. From childhood, we are taught to treat scripture with a certain air of reverence. We dare not to question, even though some may not take many of its accounts literally. We simply do not dare to venture much beyond the realm of 'symbolical,' to perhaps outright uninformed, errant, preposterous, evil, or barbaric. We dare not question what ought to be the moral or logical choices of a God, if he so were to exist. We dare not imagine that the claims, and events of the Bible, would actually be immen [...]


    5. "He who endeavors to control the mind by force is a tyrant, and he who submits is a slave."Robert Ingersoll goes through the entirety of Pentateuch with wit, humor, and precision taking the books apart piece by piece, shedding the light of reason upon its many absurdities. Pointing out mathematical impossibility after moral obscurantism, Ingersoll employs a natural, flowing prose which demonstrates why he deserved his reputation for oratory prowess. He traveled the country extensively by train a [...]


    6. A pretty good book overall. Worth a read.I have two small criticisms that I'll get out of the way first:- Ingersoll was a little too caught up in a popular, naive belief in modern Progress and in what he imagined to be a vast gulf existing between his "civilized" modern America and the "barbarity" of the ancient world. Yes, there are things in the Pentateuch that people living in 19th century America and in America today would consider to be completely barbaric and unacceptable. However, the civ [...]


    7. I read all of Ingersoll's writing and speeches over the course of a few days, so I can't really remember the books apart: I will treat them all as one big entity.Ingersoll was a magnificent man ahead of his time. Not really because he had the intellectual horsepower to successfully evaluate the truth value of religious claims - since, let's admit it, an intelligent child has enough brain cells to do that -, but because he had the intellectual courage not only to make these evaluations, but also [...]


    8. I became aware of this book through this thread, and I must say that I'm astonished that I had never been acquainted with the author or his work before. For a book written in 1879, it is remarkably contemporary, filled with wit, irony and sarcasm in its dismantling of the first 5 books of the Old Testament. His incredulous and chilling portrait of Jehovah (Yahweh) is in complete agreement with that of Dawkins in THE GOD DELUSION--but 134 years earlier! Such apostasy was probably much more common [...]


    9. Simply brilliant. Ingersoll eloquently lays out the arguments that ought to be apparent to anyone who hasn't been indoctrinated into these things from a very young age. In doing so, he helps point out the obvious moral deficiencies of the Pentateuch to those of us who had been blinded by faith into accepting the stories at face value. One is left thinking maybe Bishop Marcion had a point



    10. "Read" via the recording available on LibriVox, by Margaret Espaillat.By all accounts, Robert Ingersoll was a man of great wit. Margaret Espaillat's dry delivery of his words may not do his humor great justice, but I was entertained nonetheless. I particularly liked the passage reproduced below, smiling out loud at, "Laws were made against murder, because a very large majority of people have always objected to being murdered." As an atheist, I am repeatedly dumfounded by the questions: If you do [...]


    11. If you want to have a truly in-depth look at the underlying issues of Christianity and the stories of Jesus, you won’t be left wanting with this book.


    12. This was a fascinating read. I confess I don't read enough older books, something I need to amend. I was directed to read this book by a YouTube video in which the creator reenacted "The Rib Story" bit. Ingersoll unashamedly lays out all the logical issues with the old testament that we are taught to ignore in Sunday school. Even if you disagree with everything he has to say, you should know why you disagree.I think the coolest thing about this book is that it provides the reader with a snapshot [...]


    13. It is interesting to read these 19th century critiques of religion. There are many scientific objections to the bible that Ingersoll raises that are based on faulty information but I admire his tenacity and willingness to question. However, he raises many moral objections that are just as applicable today as they were the day he made them. I was amused to see in his critique of biblical polygamy references to Mormon polygamy in Utah, a faith I was raised in. Arguing against polygamy he states, " [...]


    14. Before I begin with this review, I would like to mention that I am in no way in the habit of writing reviews for really anything, much less the books I read. Additionally, I wouldn't declare myself even slightly praised for my critical reading skills. With that being said, having glossed over some of the reviews on this site, I thought the majority of them to be particularly inconsequential. There is a distinct problem with books of this nature. Polarizing opinions about the role of religion in [...]


    15. Some Mistakes of Moses / 978-1-58509-060-0It is difficult to remember that Robert Ingersoll wrote this eloquent argument over a hundred years ago; his impassioned arguments seem so relevant today that it's hard to believe how little has changed since then. Within his logical and cold commentary of the contradictions and problems within the Pentateuch, Ingersoll also sets forth the arguments that: * the clergy is held perpetually hostage to the traditions and beliefs of the past, for it is always [...]


    16. When I was very little, I had a general idea, based on my television-watching experience, that sex, drugs, and violence weren't really invented until sometime in the sixties. Part of growing up, for me, was the staunch realization that these things existed even before it became common to publish books about them. Similarly, I often meet people who seem to think that before our century, just about everyone in the world was Christian. Enter Mr. Ingersoll.What makes "Some Mistakes of Moses" so impr [...]


    17. Really enjoyed this dissection of the first five books of the Bible. Reading in this way, I'm not sure how I ever believed. I guess its testament to the confirmation bias of ones beliefs. The contradictions of even the opening of scriptures seem so obvious when questioned; if they were inspired by a faultless being, why are there faults? Why is the meaning not clearer, why were/are things like slavery ok? If they were not inspired, but written by a man, why should we take any of it seriously? Th [...]


    18. Picked this up after watching the series by YouTube user Evid3nc3, on how he became an atheist. Specifically video 3.3.1, entitled "Scholars, Ingersoll and Mack." youtube/watch?v=U6MWo_The book itself was pretty comprehensive in its Samuel Clemens-style satirical treatment of the books of Moses. Although I suppose it was more serious than Twain would have been. Ingersoll himself promoted the contemporary movement of Freethought, which supported free inquiry and higher criticism of books like the [...]


    19. I found this book most edifying. In addition to the logical discussion of the illogical in the OLD TESTAMENT, the simple explanation of what exactly is written as the word of God was very illuminating. As a former Catholic school pupil, my religious education consisted mainly of the parables and miracles in the NEW TESTAMENT and the Baltimore Catechism. The OLD TESTAMENT was just Bible stories and they were glossed over. With good reason, I now see. If I were to enter some quotations, I'd have t [...]


    20. Another masterpiece by Col. R. G. Ingersoll. In it he goes into the first five books of the Bible and why we should critically examine such works. He critically examines those books and points out certain implications that would be considered as ridiculous if one wasn't taught to believe.All in all a job well done.


    21. I wanted to read something by Ingersoll for quite some time, and this came highly recommended. It is amazing that now in the 21st century so many still believe literally in the Pentateuch and trace their "morality" to such a tasteless text. Ingersoll skewers the apologists of his day and ours with wit and humor. The conclusion is phenomenal, listing (only some of) the absurdities.


    22. This is a quick read. I'm almost done.Ingersoll is irreverent. He's also pretty funny. This isn't laugh out loud, guffaw, funny. It's just quiet little twittering funny. Surprisingly for his agnostic views, he does still provide alternate historical ideas for some of the, in his view, outlandish Biblical stories. How many times can those Egyptian cattle be killed???


    23. This book is amazing! Ingersoll makes so many good points! I couldn't agree with him more.I wish this book was as well known as books written by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens or Sam Harris.


    24. Fantastic! Simplistic in execution. The seemingly child-like questions peppered throughout the book were some of the very ones i had ruminated upon that led to my skepticism of the religion I once held so dear.






    25. Mostly good. Some things are awkwardly 19th century with mentions of savages and the like, and going on about "obscenities".


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