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Missing the point about atrocities in the Bible

In debates with atheists, Christians often fail to engage with the complexities of the Bible, argues Ronan Head

IN A Channel 4 documentary about the Bible earlier this year, the then MP Ann Widdecombe, a conservative Roman Catholic, extolled the virtues of the Mosaic law, while at the same time lamenting our moral descent from the lofty heights of Sinai.

Of course, it is hard to argue that society would not be better off if we followed the Ten Commandments, at least those extolling personal moral behaviour. But it does not take long for the Mosaic law to unravel as an unimpeachable ...

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