The Bible is so clear in its meaning.

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So it is absolutely amazing to see your average, bright, beautiful and talented atheist  project the inner monsters of atheism upon the most valuable collection of literature in the history of mankind.

Case in point: Tonight’s daily Mass reading from the Book of Leviticus; 19:1-2; 11-18.

In this reading God presents mankind a set of the best ethics ever written down by the hand of man.

And regularly throughout the reading, God presents himself as the authority for those ethics.

The LORD said to Moses,
“Speak to the whole assembly of the children of Israel and tell them:
Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.
“You shall not steal.
You shall not lie or speak falsely to one another.
You shall not swear falsely by my name,
thus profaning the name of your God.
I am the LORD.
“You shall not defraud or rob your neighbor.
You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer.
You shall not curse the deaf,
or put a stumbling block in front of the blind,
but you shall fear your God.
I am the LORD.
“You shall not act dishonestly in rendering judgment.
Show neither partiality to the weak nor deference to the mighty,
but judge your fellow men justly.
You shall not go about spreading slander among your kin;
nor shall you stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake.
I am the LORD.
“You shall not bear hatred for your brother in your heart.
Though you may have to reprove him,
do not incur sin because of him.
Take no revenge and cherish no grudge against your fellow countrymen.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I am the LORD.”

What is so “mean” and “stupid” (to use the words of His Atheist Imminence, Stephen Fry) about God who commands that each of us love his neighbor and treat him fairly?

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