9/15/2009                                                                                       View Comments

The Things You Learn In Sunday School (Part 2) - Joshua and the Genocide of Jericho

by MtlRedAtheist



The Sunday School Bible story Joshua and the Battle of Jericho describes the God ordained extermination of the people of Jericho, otherwise known as Genocide.

Teaching this for children to have faith in God is an excellent example of how we can allow ourselves to be blinded by ideology to the point where we can gloss over the fact that the story depicts genocide in a positive light and distract ourselves with the magic of the walls coming down.

I've noticed that it tends to be in the evangelical Christian culture to shelter children from violence in entertainment, but who will shelter them from the violence in Bible stories?

1 comment:

webmdave said...

(In an ogre's voice, with a slightly British accent) There, there, donkey.....there, there.