More good than bad in Christianity? For the Bible Tells Me So…
Women are not allowed to speak in church.
1st Corinthians 14:34-35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
Gay men should be killed.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
God supports slavery.
Exodus 21:2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.
Anyone that cheats on a spouse should be killed.
Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Women shall not have authority, nor teach.
1st Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
A misbehaving child should be killed.
Deuteronomy 21:20-21 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die:
All those who do not accept Christianity should be killed.
Luke 19:27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
You should mark your slaves through pain.
Deuteronomy 15:17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
Jesus did not bring peace, but violence.
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
To be a disciple of Jesus, you must hate your family and yourself.
Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Anyone who works on the Sabbath day should be killed.
Exodus 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Often times, people refer to themselves as 'Christian' meaning they are relatively good people. When I hear that, I think of them as supporting these passages.