I’ve compiled 37 lists of passages from the Bible containing keywords which tend to point to its most archaic, evil, absurd statements. When you read these, ask yourself how many sound perfectly wise, like a perfect God would write, and how many sound like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology.
Christians may write these passages off by saying Jewish culture slightly influenced the teachings in the Bible, but the ubiquity of Jewish customs implies it wasn’t tainted by Jewish culture. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors. I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible raises a reasonable doubt of the divinity of the Bible. If you disagree, put your faith to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.