Divine Slaughter: The Bible & The Mahabharata

Paarsurrey says:

The Truthful Religion in its origin does not mention that the One-True-God (Allah Yahweh Ahura-Mazda Parameshwara) ever commanded to kill a person except in self-defense:

[25:69] And those who call not on any other God along with Allah, nor kill a person that Allah has forbidden except for just cause, nor commit adultery (or fornication), and he who does that shall meet with the punishment of sin.


It is always the wrong-doer politicians who manipulate the word revealed and do killings “in the name of religion or in the name of the One-True-God” for their own evil ends; and the greedy clergy side with them.


Violent ScripturesWhen it comes to Iron Age bloody myths, the Hindu Mahabharata beats out the Jewish/Christian Bible hands down by two orders of magnitude. Steve Wells documents how the God of the Bible sanctioned almost 25 million deaths, while the Mahabharata itself (11.26) tells us that 1,660,020,000 died in the dharma-sanctified mutual family slaughter on the plain of Kurukshetra alone — even more die elsewhere.

Question to readers: Am I a bad father to read such bloody literature to my 11 year-old daughter — not the Bible, mind you, but the Mahabharata? Maybe I should instead read her the gory tales of how Yahweh cheers on the Jews to slaughter of Moabites, Ammonites and Philistines — that way she can at least grow up knowing the same sacred stories as her friends and perhaps fit in better. What do you think?


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